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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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Ross Apperly
4 months ago
Northshield replaced 9 windows in our house. Our only complaint would be that the colour doesn't really match the sample we were shown. The woman we first encountered in the showroom was pleasant and helpful. There are only so many things she could tell us in the showroom but it was enough to convince us to book an appointment with a salesman. Walter, the fellow who came to our house, wasn't really a salesman at all and yet he knew exactly what he was doing. Answered all of our questions, clearly knew his business inside and out, was patient with us, made some really helpful suggestions, and just generally made us feel confident and comfortable. Next came Vladimir. He came to do the final measurements and to verify the details of each window. Another very very knowledgeable guy. Clearly an expert in his field and yet friendly and patient with us. The team of men who came to do the install were all very much polite and professional. Their workmanship is first rate. In the end, what I know is this, the new windows are in, the drafts and rattles from the old ones are gone, the price was fine, the quality is A1, and every single individual along our journey was a genuine pleasure to work with.
Oai Truong
a month ago
We chose Northshield because of the rave reviews on Google, but unfortunately the experience was a disappointment. The sales guy was nice enough, but like most suppliers in their industry, installation came 6 weeks past their original estimate, which was fine since we were not in a big rush, although we had to delay the painting of our kitchen because of it. The two big issues were: 1. To install our new patio doors, the opening had to be widened, which our sales guy mentioned, and which was fine to us. The problem came when the installers were on site and insisted that they did not need to replace the header. I know nothing about construction but luckily my colleagues told me to make sure that they install a new header because they were widening the doorway. Luckily I was home and I persisted that they install a new header, and after a while they finally realized that they needed to do it as well. They went off to the store to get the wood and the drywall and finished the job, which looked fine. 2. Only a few months later big cracks appeared along the new header. I called Northshield only to be told by Alex that my painter should've known that the patchwork on the header was very minimal and that "any professional painter should've known to make sure the drywall was ready to be painted." So they refused to do anything about it. I guess I should've said back to him "any professional installer should've known you need a new header when you widen a doorway!" So now I have a wall that I will need to re-patch and re-paint all over again. If you decide to use Northshield, please do your own research and make sure that you oversee their work, because they will never take responsibility for it, or admit that they didn't know what the heck they were doing.
emily s
3 months ago
Professional, clean, good customer service. Fast and efficient. No surprises or hidden costs, did not try to upsell me and worked within my budget. Very happy with the finished product and will continue to use in the future for replacing my remaining windows.
Patrick Touchette
4 months ago
Alex our salesman was great to work with and gave us very good information about our windows. The installation went smoothly and the windows look great and function well. Great customer service!
Albert Giesbrecht
a month ago
We had 4 windows installed by this company. The windows were installed in no time at all, and the guys were very professional and efficient. Love the windows and would recommend this company to anyone.
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