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24
Jul
2015

Why choose French doors for your patio


Whether you are building a new sunroom, deck or simply upgrading the existing exterior appearance of your home, you are most likely thinking of patio doors. There are several options to consider, and it is important to understand how each of them will prove beneficial. French patio doors are quite sought after by many homeowners and, considering the advantages listed below, it's no wonder why!

 

Improved energy efficiency of your home

When looking for the most energy efficient doors for your patio, you can't go wrong with French doors. Their seal is tighter than many other types of patio doors. This means that others lose heat in the winter and allow the hot air in during the summer whereas French doors prove superior in maintaining optimum conditions in your home. Some might argue that weatherstripping can make other types of doors more efficient than French doors, but this is simply not the case. Remember, the better you insulate your home, the less you will end up spending on maintaining optimum conditions inside your home!

 

Enjoy a more secure home

When installing your French doors, they should come with a quality locking system. Strong locks are an important feature of any home, and it will take a lot to get around a sturdy lock and strong doors. If you like, you can even add a deadbolt lock for added security. Ask the installation crew to fit hinges with screws that are a minimum of three inches in length. It's also worth mentioning that thicker doors are more durable and offer greater safety than thinner options. Yes, you might end up paying slightly more but it is an investment that will improve your home in more ways than just one. For those who feel the need for additional security, you can add a security bar to set your mind at ease.

 

There's no price for elegance

French doors are available in different styles and materials. This means that homeowners can choose an option that will suit their home. They are really easy to open and close since they are so lightweight compared to many other options. In addition, no matter which French door you choose, you will add style, elegance and class to your home. French doors have a way of making a statement and transforming any ordinary patio into one of the most beautiful parts of your home.

 

Let the light in

Natural light is not only cheaper than having to keep your lights on throughout the day, but it is also more pleasing to the eye. When you let natural light in, you will feel the positive effects on your mood and emotions. With French doors, you will let the most amount of light in without sacrificing the energy efficiency of your home or its stylish appearance. So, even if you don't wish to go outside, you can still enjoy the light and view of the outdoors without even opening your patio doors!

 

It should also be mentioned that all doors, including French doors, need to be properly installed in order to offer maximum benefits. For example, if you install your new French doors yourself and the job is not quite perfect, you might not have the energy efficient barrier you wanted. An imperfect fit could let air in and out which will mean that you will need to pay more to warm or cool your home.

 

Call our expert team at NorthShield Windows and Doors to discuss our impressive range of stylish French patio doors. We will offer you professional advice along with a free in-home quotation. Be sure to ask about installation while you're at it! 


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Courtney Schappert
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Likely a good company for windows, installers seemed competent. However for doors they seemed to have much less experience. My salesman left the company midway through the process and I wasn't informed, and turns out some miscommunication between him and I led to a product I didn't want. The door is nice, just not what I had thought I ordered, and it took about 4 months to get, so I accepted it. The paint also chipped after they left, which leaves a bad feeling (even though that's more of a manufacturer issue than NorthShield issue). I'm not saying these guys are going to be bad for you, but I'm not thrilled with my result. REPLY December 5, 2018: I had called about the paint chip and wrong door options already at the time and was told there was no recourse for me. The paint chip was there when I came home from work after the door was installed, but you provided a picture the installers took before the paint was chipped, so at that time I was told there was no recourse. The wrong options I was told was due to a salesman who took my order having left the company, and there was no paperwork showing my chosen option (no door handle hole to be cut). I will call again tomorrow and update this with the results of that conversation.
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Lois
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Very professional workers that despite finding, no vapor barrier and wood rot on our deck, fixed it right and continued to install our very beautiful door and side light without complaint. I would highly recommend Northshield to any friends, neighbors or anyone else. I am a very Happy, Happy Gal with my beautiful new door!
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