If you’re planning to get a patio door for your home, chances are you’ll end up choosing between a sliding door and a French patio door. Our team of experts on replacement windows and doors say that you should pick the French door out of the two options, but what exactly are the benefits of going for that particular type of door? Read on to find out.
A Bigger Path for Better Flow
When you open a sliding door, you will notice that you can only have an opening as wide as half of the door’s frame size. This is because the sliding door’s panels can not slide beyond the door’s frames. A French patio door can open as wide as the entire frame’s size because the panels swing away from the frame, creating a bigger pathway and better foot traffic flow.
Better Air Flow
If your local climate has very hot summers, then you’ll love the French patio door. Experts on vinyl windows and doors say that a French patio door can be fully opened to maximize airflow in your home, allowing stale hot air to leave your home and fresh cool air to enter. This can help you save on your monthly electricity bill since your HVAC will have an easier time keeping your home cool during the warmer part of the year.
There are times when a sliding patio door can be too difficult to open or close, especially when the rails keeping the panels in place get obstructed or if you have wrist problems. On the other hand, a French patio door can be opened with a simple push on the panels. This makes the French patio door ideal for homes where there are people with accessibility issues.
Getting a French Patio Door
A French patio door will greatly benefit you, but you still need to have it installed properly if you want to get the most value out of it. This is why we recommend hiring door and wood window installation experts to make sure the door is set up according to manufacturer specifications.
Want your French patio door installed? We’re here for you. Homecraft® Inc. is the leading window contractor in Wilmington and Bear, DE. Call us at (302) 703-1109 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.