The Most Common Problem With French Doors – and How to Solve It

The Most Common Problem With French Doors – and How to Solve It

August 17, 2018

Frenchwood gliding sliding patio doorFrench doors make a beautiful addition to any home. Classic, elegant and aesthetically pleasing, a set of French doors can really open up your home, providing a smooth transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces and greater access to the beautiful world waiting outside. This is especially helpful if you like to host parties or family gatherings, as you can throw the doors open wide and allow guests to come and go as they please without a bottleneck at the door. But despite the many positive benefits of French doors, they do have a flaw: they take up a lot of indoor space.

Space Issues

While French doors do an excellent job of increasing the ventilation in your home and providing a spacious access and entry point, one aspect of their design can be very inconvenient. Traditional French doors open into a room, rather than out over a deck or patio, which means that no furniture can be placed in the path that the doors follow when they swing open. This is particularly frustrating in small rooms where space is already at a premium.

French doors also require a load-bearing wooden board that bisects the center of the door opening, obstructing the view and hampering one’s ability to move things in and out of the house. As a further hindrance to being able to get a clear view of the outdoors, they also have a wide panel at the bottom of the door, which means less glass and less viewing space.

A Convenient Solution

If you have a small space and have struggled trying to find a replacement door that meets your space requirements, Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA has the solution for you: a sliding French patio door. With a sleek design reminiscent of traditional patio doors, our sliding French patio doors have a thinner, narrower profile, which means more glass for maximum viewing pleasure. Best of all, the space-saving design doesn’t take up any interior living space when opening or closing.

For those that appreciate the classic styling of a traditional French door, Andersen has also added a French outswing patio door to its line. These provide easy access to your outdoor living space without encroaching on the interior or interfering with the arrangement of your furniture.

Learn More About Patio Door Replacement

To find out more about all of our patio door options, give Renewal by Andersen of Northeast PA a call at [company_phone]. Our helpful staff is ready and waiting to answer any questions you may have.

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