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Accent Your Space with a French Style Sliding Door
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Similar to that of standard sliding doors, French style sliding doors feature wider stiles and rails, making them a great choice for homes that feature more traditional architectural styles. They also function on a simple track system, do not require any interior or exterior space when opening and are available with either a right-hand or left-hand operation. French style sliding patio doors are a perfect way to bring the outdoors in, add more light to your space, and accent your home from the inside and outside. You can even create a multi-pane look using a variety of grid options that can be placed between panes of glass or are available in interior/exterior snap-in styles to create a more authentic look.
Consider the following when selecting a French sliding door for your space:
- Materials – It’s important that you begin to research the design of your sliding doors, it’s important to consider their durability and maintenance in regard to where the door will be placed. If the door won’t be in an area where it can be protect by an overhang or awning, it’s important that you consider frame material that is more durable.
- Operation – take the time to examine the doors to ensure that they feel snug in its tracks, but that it moves smoothly along rollers. The doors should function as if they are floating rather than sliding.
- Security – thoroughly inspect the doors locking system. Despite the variety of hardware options, the best doors will utilize hardware of higher quality. Make sure that the locks meet or exceed local forced-entry codes.
- Energy Efficiency – choose a sliding patio door that is well insulated and that features the appropriate energy-saving glass to help lower the costs of heating and cooling your home.