What Do You Need to Know About French Doors?

For those homeowners who are curious about the benefits of French doors, there is no time like the present to learn more about them.

Are you interested in remodeling your home? If you are, then chances are you will probably reconsider the doors that are part of the structure right now. For those homeowners who are curious about the benefits of French doors, there is no time like the present to learn more about them. Making an informed decision is often the best course of action to take. 

The Doors

Renovating your home is a labor of love. Something needs to inspire you, to light a fire inside you. This motivation is what will drive you to see all the changes you’ve ever wanted. These doors can swing-in and swing-out; both fittings are possible. This means that you’ll have to leave some room for the doors to open and close. Compared to pocket doors and sliding doors, they will need much more floor space. Some measurements are required to help guide the design phase before the doors can be installed.

The Design

Now for the design of the doors. Homeowners will have to think about the types of windows they want to incorporate, along with the glass, the material the doors will be made of, the desired color, and the optimal size. Most of the time, standard French doors will fulfill all of your needs and your expectations. 

In some cases, you must create a custom design. For instance, flat panels of glass can either include grills or leave them out. Likewise, lites can be divided or arranged into half-view and three-quarter view configurations. This helps reduce light glare while increasing privacy at the same time. Custom door designs are far more common for older homes than for newer ones. Even so, you can still have your choice of colors, and combine blinds and shades with window looks to find the right one for you. 

The Decision

With all of the prep work behind you, the time has come to make your decision. Once you have chosen to install a French door, that’s when the real work begins. Hiring expert contractors can do the physical parts can help ensure that the doors are installed correctly and exceed your expectations. Some of the steps involved in the proper installation are:

  • Measuring the radius of the door swing
  • Keeping furniture out of the way
  • Inspect the door jamb
  • Consider additional door panels
  • Add three-point locking systems to increase overall security  

Home Improvement by Capital Remodeling

Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia this summer with affordable French doors that will exceed your expectations. With our reasonable prices and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-300-6780. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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