When it comes to patio doors, you have two styles to choose from: contemporary, sliding doors and classic French doors. Both options offer unique strengths and would make excellent additions to your home.
In this post, your window replacement and patio experts at Renewal by Andersen of Portland discuss the key features of the French patio door that make it a popular and classic choice.
Unlike sliding doors, French patio doors swing open on a hinge. While they require more floor clearance than sliding doors to operate, they give you total control over ventilation. You can open the door as wide as you’d like to let in the ideal amount of air.
French doors feature a classic, decorative design that will complement any traditional-style home. Featuring expansive glass panels, they create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. The charming design of the French patio door makes it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to boost the curb appeal of their property.
More Natural Light
Like sliding doors, French patio doors essentially function as replacement windows when closed, letting ample natural light into your living space. The grids of a French patio door allow the light to trickle into the home evenly, ensuring subtle but effective daylighting.
At Renewal by Andersen of Portland, you can count on us to properly install your new French Patio doors. We also offer window replacement services. Get in touch with us at to learn more. We install patio doors and replacement windows in Portland, OR.