By Waiola Clausen. French Doors. Published at Sunday, July 08th, 2018 - 08:07:26 AM.
Another time to really think about installing French doors is if you need to replace the existing sliding glass patio doors in your home. People often assume that because the sliding glass door has such a large opening that it can only be replaced by another sliding glass door. This is not true as today you can find uPVC French doors that come in a bifold French door configuration that will allow you to put these doors in the place of your current sliding glass door. This offers a huge benefit of being able to open up the entire area whereas with the sliding glass door only half of the door is actually open. The bifold French door is a huge improvement over the standard sliding glass patio door.
Other than being used for decorative and functional purposes, they can also be used to create an aesthetic and dramatic ambiance. For example, some people use French doors to make the connection between an open space and a lively mood inside, such as a door connecting the kitchen to a patio space, so you can see the patio area from the kitchen without opening the door. Another example is to use a French door to connect a balcony to a master bedroom allowing ample vision to the exterior.
Realtors often use the term curb appeal when they refer to a home. Adding French doors can definitely increase the curb appeal of your home. When they are used as exterior French doors they can open up onto a patio or garden. This makes the transition from outdoors to indoors nearly seamless. They let you see the beauty of your outdoor environment while you're still inside. While these doors are not inexpensive, they are not extremely expensive either, and the value that they add to your home can be easily recovered should you decide to sell your home.
Once you have the hinges taken care of, you may want to focus on the glass of your French doors. Because glass can get broken easily to enable the burglar to gain entry into a home, you may want to enhance the security of these doors by replacing the original glass panes with some laminated glass instead. This comprises of at least two pieces of glass which have been bonded together using a laminate sheet placed between them. As such, even if your French doors are shattered, the glass will be able to hold together just as a car windshield does. Another great tip for reinforcing the glass in your French doors would be to apply a plastic film to the inside of the panes.
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