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What Are French Doors?

Whether you are considering different types of doors for your new home or want to replace your old, drafty doors with more energy efficient ones, you have a large number of options. Have you considered French doors? Maryland, DC and Virginia area window and door company Quality Window & Door has a large selection of French doors.

What is a French Door?

French doors originated in France during the later part of the Renaissance period. Ever since, they have grown in popularity and can be seen in many homes and buildings today in both the United States and Europe.

French doors are made of rectangular or square individual pieces of glass (lites) – divided lite is the traditional style, where each glass square is surrounded by a hardwood border. Due to their design, French doors let a lot of natural light into your home.

Benefits of French Doors

In addition to brightening up your rooms with natural sunlight, French doors are beneficial in a couple different ways:

Appearance – French doors have a distinct appearance and can enhance the look of any room. Because they let in a lot of natural light, French doors can also make rooms seem more spacious.

Style – no matter what kind of home you have, French doors are a viable option. They complement any room, from conservatories, living rooms and dining rooms to kitchens and sunrooms.

Value – not only are French doors attractive, but they can increase the resale value of your home as well.

The view – since French doors provide unobstructed views (they are made up of mostly glass), they are great for highlighting gardens or other beautiful landscapes.

Our Selection of French Doors

If you want French doors for your home in the Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia area, look to Quality Window & Door. We offer doors and door products (hardware, different types of glass, etc.) from top manufacturers in the industry, including:

  • Weather Shield
  • Peachtree
  • Parrett
  • Ply Gem
  • Therma-Tru
  • Norwood

Contact our experts about our French doors in Maryland and how we can help you choose the best doors for your home or commercial building. The next part of the What Are…Window & Door Series is coming soon!

 

 

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