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French Patio Doors in DC, MD & VA

wooden deck with brick wall and white exterior french doors If you love spending time in your Fairfax County garden or entertaining on your Prince George’s County back deck, it’s vital that you have a fully functional patio door. A French door is any swinging door with glass panes throughout its length. Often, these doors are installed in pairs to create an extra-wide opening to your backyard. Maybe you’re ready for an upgrade. Could double French patio doors be the addition you’re looking for?

Interested in learning more about French patio doors or getting a free consultation about installing them in your home? Call Quality Window & Door at 1-800-370-8751 or contact us online today!

French Patio Door Installation in MD, DC & VA

No matter if you’re replacing an existing hinged patio door or constructing a new home, Quality Window & Door is highly capable of installing your new French patio doors for you. We carry top-quality products from some of today’s best patio door manufacturers. Some of these come in standard dimensions, while others are custom-made to create the grand entranceway you have in mind.

In addition to supplying great products, we also perform expert installations. Even if the job involves expanding the existing door opening, we’ll obtain the necessary building permit to make sure your project goes off without a hitch.


Benefits of French Patio Doors for Your DC Home

There’s no doubt about it — you have many types of patio doors to choose from. What makes French doors the right choice for so many MD, DC, and VA homeowners? The benefits speak for themselves:

  • Easy access to the backyard: Whether you’re hauling tables and chairs outside or you want to open the doors wide for some fresh air, double-wide French patio doors are a huge benefit. There’s no need to squeeze in and out when you choose this type of patio door.
  • Versatility: If you have extra guests over and need to set up a table near the patio door, you can lock one side in place, so only one door operates. This keeps your patio door functional while still accommodating more people on the deck.
  • More natural light: A single patio door lets in some light, but double French doors allow in even more, especially if you have large sidelights installed on either side.
  • Great views: An unobstructed view of the exterior is priceless, especially when you’re soaking up the sight of your garden, enjoying a summer lightning storm, or watching your kids play in the yard. French patio doors provide these views.

Need more information to decide if French doors are right for your home? Give us a call at 1-800-370-8751 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation!


Hinged French Doors vs. Sliding Glass Doors

As is the case in making any choice regarding your home’s access and design, whether we’re talking windows and doors or even a roof, the question largely comes down to the advantages and disadvantages. If both products are roughly equal, then it’s down to aesthetic preference. In regard to a sliding or hinged French door, let’s first define the differences:

  • A hinged French door is defined by a door with glass throughout its length — often filling the innermost sections of the door. French doors can come as a single door or two doors that join with both handles facing inward. You might also hear them called a “swinging” patio door.
  • A sliding glass door is essentially two large panes of glass, almost a pair of long, door-length windows, that act as a patio door. In most cases, one of the door panels is fixed, while the other rests on a track that allows it to slide. Sliding French doors do exist (a combination of the two types), but these aren’t as common.

Overall, both exterior doors perform fairly well, with some small differences in what they offer. In the case of a sliding glass door, you get a classic look and a functional option that saves space since the door doesn’t need to swing outward or inward on a hinge. French doors are often regarded as more “handsome” or elegant-looking. They can add some security and energy efficiency since the full pane and metal parts of a sliding glass door often affect thermal heat gain and loss.

Which door will serve your needs best? For exterior doors in Maryland and Northern Virginia, you can trust Quality Window & Door to help you decide! Call 1-800-370-8751 today for expert assistance.



For over 30 years, Quality Window & Door solutions have been the residential and commercial choice for discriminating homeowners and contractors. We were here for your parents, and we’ll be here for your kids because we’re committed to this area. We’re committed to you.

Another way to know you’re getting the best quality and service is the reputation of the companies with which we partner. We want superior, affordable windows and doors for our friends and neighbors (like you).

We team with the best manufacturers:

  • LaCantina – For special-size, large, or innovative patio doors, LaCantina is a one-of-a-kind company.
  • Marvin –  Marvin’s proprietary fiberglass and wood integrate for durable, attractive windows and doors. Energy-saving windows and doors are designed to help you feel your best in the spaces where you gather.
  • Panda – Beautiful glass doors and windows aren’t only for the “rich and famous.” Panda has glass solutions for your home as well.
  • Parrett – Durability and architectural style are standard with Parrett Windows & Doors.
  • Ply Gem – If your home is an artist’s canvas, Ply Gem provides a palette of exterior options. In addition to windows and patio doors, they have attractive, affordable accents, fences, gutters, shutters, siding, trim, and molding.
  • ProVia – ENERGY STAR’s® Partner of the Year for 2021 offers game-changing manufactured stone and home improvement ideas that deliver measurable return on investment.
  • Simonton – Simonton Windows & Doors products come with industry-leading, best-in-class warranties.
  • Simpson – The Simpson Door Company has been an industry leader and history-making door manufacturer since 1912. You’ll be proud to be the owner of a Simpson door.
  • Therma-Tru – Replacement entry doors are one of the highest ROI home improvement projects. Also, Therma-Tru has creative, energy-saving door options, and you can even design your door!
  • Visions – Visions Window & Doors is an ENERGY STAR partner that offers Zo-e-shield glazing for the highest energy efficiency available in the world.
  • Weather Shield – You recognize the name and the brand. Be sure to see their newest collection of ultramodern, high-design doors and windows.

Like you, we have choices. But we won’t compromise your safety or satisfaction with poor-quality French patio doors. You shouldn’t compromise what you want and need. We have financing options that will work with your budget.

Do you have questions about French patio doors? Call 800-370-8751 or contact Quality Window and Door.


Count on Quality Window & Door for French Patio Door Installation

The best way to appreciate the benefits of your new French patio doors is to hire an experienced company to perform a superior installation. Quality Window & Door has the knowledge and expertise needed to deliver a job well done.

In addition to our great products and installation work, we’ll never pressure you into making a purchase. Instead, we take an educational sales approach, helping you learn about French door styles, materials, and features that work best, so you make the right choice for your needs. This approach sets us apart from other window and door retailers and installers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We feel that the more you learn about quality French patio doors, the more you’ll want to work with Quality Window & Door on your project!

To get your patio door installation project underway, visit one of our local Maryland or Northern Virginia showrooms. We’ll answer all your questions and make sure you feel confident about your final choice.

You can also contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate when you’re ready for help selecting the right patio doors for your home.

Why Choose Us?

All of our consultants have 10+ years of experience

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