Struggling to decide between French or sliding patio doors? Both options offer distinct benefits, but depending on the style of your home and the spatial constraints of your living space, one option may be a better fit than the other. Here are the factors you need to consider when making this decision:
If space is limited, sliding patio doors may be the better choice because they don’t require any floor space to operate. You just need to make sure you have sufficient wall space for them to slide open.
Traditional French doors swing open on a hinge, which means they require adequate floor space to operate. If floor space is not limited in the area where the door will be installed, French doors are a fine option.
We offer numerous customization options for both our sliding and French doors. That said, sliding doors tend to be better suited for modern-style homes that feature a more minimalist design. Their sleek lines and expansive glass area perfectly fit the modern aesthetic. French doors, on the other hand, feature a more traditional design that works well in classic homes.
What if you want the design of a French door but don’t have the floor space to accommodate hinged doors? No problem! You can enjoy the best of both worlds with Renewal by Andersen®, as we also offer a hybrid patio door — the sliding French door.
Sliding doors and French doors both offer excellent security. Here at Renewal by Andersen, our doors feature a reach-out locking system for maximum security. We also provide auxiliary foot locks for added safety.
At Renewal by Andersen of Dallas and Fort Worth, we offer high-quality French and sliding patio doors, both of which can be fully customized. Call us at (877) 605-2922 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, and nearby areas.