Both French and sliding patio doors can create a beautiful and functional access point between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. Knowing the difference between the two, however, can help you determine which option is the best fit for your home.
Timberland Exteriors, your local residential roofing service provider, also specializes in patio door installation. In this short read, we take a look at the distinct features that set French and sliding doors apart.
This type of patio door consists of two doors with solid wood panels or hollow cores affixed to jambs with at least two hinges. Its doors swing inward or outward without any limitation or restriction, which means it is a great fit in homes with enough open space to accommodate the opening and closing of these doors.
For any exterior remodeling contractor, French patio doors are considered the more traditional option because of their elegant design and long history. In fact, you can find them in a wide variety of sizes and finishes to fit adequate spaces and match with unique interiors.
This type of patio door tends to have a sleek mirrored finish and narrow frames. The doors on each side open and close along a horizontal track, which means it can be installed in areas where swinging French doors can’t be accommodated. As opposed to French doors, sliding patio doors offer a more contemporary style, making them a perfect fit in homes with a modern aesthetic.
Sliding doors may include additional features such as screens to provide ventilation while still keeping the indoors secured. Also, with these patio doors, you have the option to open a door to one side while keeping the one on the other side intact.
Let us help you decide which patio door type is the best for your home. Timberland Exteriors offers the finest entry and patio doors from ProVia® and Simonton® to complement any residence. Quality installation is always paramount on any job we do, which is why our installation crew is specially trained in all the latest technologies.
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