French Doors with Side Panels
Brighten up Your Interior
French doors already provide charm and additional sunlight to any room. Open up your rooms further by adding sidelights or a transom. While front doors often feature one or two side panels to provide for a brighter entryway, the same benefits apply to doors for patios, balconies, and gardens. Why not enjoy wider views of your backyard or surrounding landscape from inside too? French doors are available in four materials with a range of custom glazing options for insulation, soundproofing, and security.
French Doors: Overview & Advantages
French doors come in both single and double door as well as with both inswing and outswing options. Each door features a large glazed surface which provides lots of natural light and great views while allowing easy access to the exterior. With both doors open, they offer a larger uninterrupted opening area which is ideal for balconies, bedrooms, and areas that see more use such as patios or gardens.
Some of the many advantages include:
- Offer tilt and turn functionality
- Increased views
- More natural light
- Better ventilation
- Optional muntins to match historical styles (e.g. Georgian)
- Faster and simpler to use than sliding doors in high traffic areas
Neuffer offers four material options to choose from for all
- Aluminum clad wood
- Aluminum clad vinyl
With a simple turn of the handle, each of the two doors swings open immediately creating a large open area, and importantly, using all of the available space. Sliding doors in contrast always leave half of the overall space closed. Bi-fold doors also open to 100% of the available space but are suited for large wall openings not found on balconies or many patios.