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French doors consist of one or two hinged casements designed to swing open like a window and are most typically used for balconies and patios. They link your interior with the exterior and create a larger uninterrupted space than a standard door making them ideal for areas with more traffic such as access to the garden. Neuffer offers a range of customization options including colors, styles, materials, glass, hardware and more. Regardless of what you choose, your French door will be designed and built specifically for your project.
French Doors: Overview & Advantages
French doors come in single and double leaf versions which swing inwards or outwards on hinges in the same way a casement window would. Each door features a large glazed surface which provides lots of natural light and great views while allowing easy access the exterior. With both doors open, they offer a larger uninterrupted opening area which is ideal for balconies, bedrooms and areas that get more traffic such as patios or gardens.
- In many spatial situations, there may not be sufficient room for tilt-and-turn systems.
- Can be installed in smaller openings
- Offer tilt and turn functionality
- A better view and more light
- More ventilation
- Optional muntins to match historical styles (e.g. Georgian)
- Faster and simpler to use than sliding doors in high traffic areas
- Open the entire available space
French Doors vs. Other Patio Door Types
The size of the installation area available plays a large role in determining what door types are available. French doors are ideal for medium spaces that are bigger than a single entry door but perhaps too small for sliding doors to make sense. They can also feature sidelights and transom windows above meaning they offer a great deal of flexibility for fitting any location.
With a simple turn of the handle, each of the two doors swing 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.