Sep 18, 2017 - 10:47 AM
Choosing whether you should get patio doors or French doors for your home can be quite a pickle considering the fact that they both possess a similar amount of pros and cons. It’s a good thing that understanding the difference between the two is as easy figuring out which pros and cons you can live with.
The patio door or sliding glass door is usually designed to almost reach the ceiling. It opens and closes by sliding left or right, which means it saves you a lot of space. They are usually made of wood, aluminum, and stainless steel. More often than not, patio doors are much affordable than the French door.
The French door, on the other hand, works differently. Unlike patio doors that come with a sunken handle, French doors have keyed door levers that you would have to turn to open. It also has a wider frame than the patio door that consists of two door panels installed as one. The French doors swing instead of slide. They are also a bit more ornamental with framed glass.
To find out which is the best, you must understand the size and the need for the location where the door should be installed.
If you have minimal space, the best choice would be Patio door. The French door, on the other hand, would be the better choice if you want a traditional feel and if you don’t really have problems with the required space.
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:15 PM
Distinguishing patio doors as sliding or French is a common comparison because they are both very popular. However, French are a type of swinging doors.
The bi-fold patio door is for very wide openings creating an indoor-outdoor living space. The doors are on a track, but fold open creating a wide opening. Here's an example: