The days of flimsy patio doors are long gone. One of the main benefits is energy efficiency to prevent air infiltration. Weatherstripping is on all four sides of the door, preventing any air from escaping from your home or entering. French doors have two panes of glass and are mostly made of glass.
French doors are much more energy-efficient with double panes due to the filling between the panes. Most companies fill this area with argon gas instead of air. This gas type is denser than air, about two times as heavy. With these barriers between the interior of your home and exterior air, you can be sure that your energy bills will remain modest. There is also a low-heat coating that helps block the heat from the sun’s rays, making it easy to maintain a comfortable temperature during the warmer months. This ability to block the sun’s UV rays means that your carpet, drapes and furniture from fading!
The actual door material is typically made with high-end wood products—the exterior was a vinyl coating, which means no painting and staining every year. Minimal maintenance, attractive aesthetics, and timeless style add elegance and reduce wasted energy within the home. Alternatively, you can get your French Doors in all-vinyl to further increase energy efficiency. You can opt for aluminum, but this material is much less energy efficient than wood or vinyl. You can’t go wrong with French Doors!
When it comes to decorative style, options are limitless! You can install a stain glass effect and many other patterns. You can choose to have the doors swing inward or outward, and you can select fixed panels or decorative panels above the doors.