Most people think that they have to choose between the elegant look of a French door and space saving sliding (or gliding) door when they are picking out their patio doors. In the past, yes, these would have been your only options. But we have come such a long way since then, and today you no longer have to sacrifice elegance to save space.
French doors make a statement all their own when they are installed in a home. They allow large amounts of light in, let you see the outdoors better, and their designs enhance the look to any home. The only problem with traditional French doors is that they require a couple feet of space so they can swing open.
Traditional gliding doors, also known as sliding glass doors in some parts of the country, are loved because of their convenience. They are convenient because they easily slide open and they don’t take up any space at all when they do open. With not having to make a clearance around the door for it to open, you can put furniture around the it without worry of it getting damaged. Gliding doors also work better when you want a doorway to open out to a small area or open from a small area.
The only problem with gliding doors was that they were so plain to look at. Other than an improved view of the outside, they really did nothing to enhance the look of any room.
With advances in exterior and patio doors, there is a whole new world of different choice available to you. You no longer have to settle for the plain gliding door or the space requiring French door; now you can have both with French gliding doors.
French gliding doors are the same beautiful French doors that you have come to love, but they are now on an easy gliding track. This means that you can install these decorative doors in any space you would like; without worrying about if there is enough room for them to swing open.
Even if French doors aren’t quite your style, sliding glass doors have been given a facelift that may be to your liking. No longer are you stuck with the plain white color of the sliding glass door that came with your home, you can now have your choice of multiple different woods and painted colors.
Even the handles and other hardware for the doors can be customized in different metals and colors to your taste.
So no longer think that you only have two different choices to settle on for patio doors. Browse our Renewal by Andersen website to discover all of the different door options you now have available to enhance to look of your home. Give us a call or click here to schedule a free in-home estimate.