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Sliding vs. French Patio Doors: Which Is Better for You?
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Patio doors create a beautiful transition between your indoor and outdoor living space. They can also affect your home’s curb appeal and comfort, making it important to choose the right one. You can go for a traditional hinged French door or a modern sliding one.

Discover the benefits of these patio door styles from one of the area’s leading door replacement companies.

French Doors

Also known as hinged patio doors, French doors open from the middle. The doors swing open and closed from their hinges. You can open one or both doors depending on your preference. They are considered more classic, making them ideal for traditional homes. French doors are great for moving furniture that doesn’t fit the front door with their wide-open space. However, their frames are usually thicker than sliding glass doors.

Sliding Doors

On the other hand, gliding or sliding patio doors are made of larger glass panes and slide open and close. Their smooth operation makes them ideal for homes with elderly people and physically-challenged individuals. Go for these doors if want to have plenty of glass area on your doors and love natural light. If space is an issue, sliding patio doors is your best option since no extra space is needed as they slide into each other. You can consult reputable door replacement companies to help you decide the best interior and exterior frame color or finish.

Which Is Best For You?

The best style for you depends on your needs, style, and preferences. Go for French doors if you prefer a more traditional design and have more space at home. Sliding patio doors are ideal for those who want to save space, enjoy an uninterrupted outdoor view, and need more natural light.

PJ Sullivan Construction is one of your most trusted exterior remodeling contractors. We also install custom entry doors, siding, and roofing. Call us at (201) 857-0600 in New York or (914) 768-3002 in New Jersey. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.

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