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Advantages of Installing French Patio Doors
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Choosing a patio door replacement is mostly a matter of design preference. Arguably, however, French patio doors ore often a better choice than sliding patio doors. What are the advantages of installing French patio doors? 


PJ Sullivan Exteriors, one of your most trusted door and window replacement companies, lists them below:

Classic Aesthetic Appeal 


Sliding patio doors wouldn’t be out of place in a minimalist home. However, some homeowners find their simple design too dull. If you’re looking to give your exterior an Old-World elegance, French patio doors would be a smart choice. Hinged French doors originated from the French Renaissance, during which symmetry, proportion and geometry were prized in housing structures. This focus on symmetry and proportion naturally extended to French patio doors’ classic design, which has withstood the test of time. 


Security Features 


Sliding patio doors might not be the best option if you’re concerned with the security of your doors. It’s fairly easy for unwanted guests to pry sliding patio doors open using common tools. 


Unlike sliding patio doors, French patio doors can’t be easily pried open from the outside. Yes, the door hinges are exposed, but they can’t be removed. French patio doors also have locks with a steel rod at the top and bottom of the door panels. For enhanced security and peace of mind, there’s also the option of adding a multi-point locking system. 


Maintenance Ease


Sliding doors are easy to open, but they have high-maintenance needs. Their rollers need to be lubricated frequently while the tracks should be routinely cleaned. Otherwise, dirt and grime will accumulate in the tracks and make it harder to slide the patio doors open. To learn more about the advantages of installing French patio doors, consult one of your local door replacement companies or exterior remodelers. 


Looking for exterior remodelers near your area? 


PJ Sullivan Exteriors offers a wide range of premium custom entry doors and professional remodeling services. To schedule a consultation, you can call our New Jersey office at (201) 857-0600 or our New York office at (914) 768-3002. You can also fill out this form to get in touch with our experts. Talk to us today!


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