Sliding energy-efficient doors have their advantages, but if you want to give your exterior a more classic feel, French patio doors may be a better choice. What are the advantages of installing French patio doors?
Classic Aesthetic Appeal
Sliding patio doors’ simple frame design complements the minimalist design of contemporary homes, but some homeowners find this simple design too dull. If you prefer a more traditional frame design that wouldn’t be out of place in a modern home, you might want to consider installing French patio doors. The origins of hinged French doors can be traced to the French Renaissance, during which symmetry, proportion, and geometry were emphasized in the design of housing structures. The influence of this focus on symmetry and proportion can be seen in French patio doors’ classic design, which has withstood the test of time.
Since sliding patio doors usually have a simple locking mechanism, it’s fairly easy for unwanted guests to pry them open using common tools. Not to mention unwanted guests can also remove the sliders from the tracks and take out the entire door panel. Unlike sliding patio doors, French patio doors have a more secure locking mechanism. Yes, the door hinges are exposed, but they can’t be removed from the outside. And for added protection, French patio doors also have locks with a steel rod at the top and bottom of their door panel as well as a multi-point locking system.
Keep in mind that even French patio doors won’t be able to prevent unwanted guests from entering your home if they’re not properly installed. That’s why only qualified professionals should handle the door and windows installation.
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Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a family-owned company with more than three decades of experience, offers professional exterior services as well as premium energy efficient windows and doors. To request a quote, call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis as well as the surrounding IN communities.