It’s the age-old debate amongst homeowners in the process of renovating their homes or businesses;
Are French doors better than sliding patio doors?
Of course, it’s all a question of taste and style – and it can’t be denied that French doors offer fair ventilation, security and classic stylings. However, if you’re thinking in terms of minimalist design and large expanses of glass; sliding patio doors are probably the best option for you.
Sliding patio doors have become the ‘gold-standard’ for modern or renovated homes across Yorkshire
So, the question is: why are increasing numbers of homeowners and businesses across Sheffield and South Yorkshire investing in sliding patio doors over the classic French door option?
Sliding patio doors suit low-energy households
French doors are particularly vulnerable to air and water leakage in the middle section, where the door panels meet. ‘A rated’ for energy efficiency, the time-honoured thermally efficient overlapping sliding door feature avoids this issue whilst effectively separating the cold air outside from the warmth present inside.
Spacious minimalist design
Opening on a hinge, French doors require considerable amounts of space to open from either side. Global Windows’ sliding patio doors offer superb symmetry and slim sightlines provided as standard, requiring almost no space to open at all; particularly fitting for homes and businesses where space is restricted.
Mesmerizing unobstructed views
The load-bearing wooden board in the centre of the opening of a French door is vital for effective operation, which unfortunately inhibits views and restricts movement between the doors – not forgetting the wide restrictive panel at the bottom too. Whereas sliding patio doors from Global Windows allow for infinite, uninterrupted views; encouraging the sunlight to stream in, no-holds-barred.
The problem with hinged doors is that a lot of weight hangs on them. In particular, French doors generally tend to have operating issues over time and require regular adjustments. Sliding patio doors offer stress-free operation, that’s no trouble at all. Combined with low-maintenance qualities, this is another reason why sliding patio door popularity is rising.
Achieve bespoke, high-end results with your own sliding patio door project
Offering exceptional security features such as anti-snap locks, both French doors and sliding patio doors make an excellent addition to any home. For more information on our French doors, sliding patio doors, or any of our products or services, contact the Global Windows today.