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Sliding or French Doors: Which Patio Door Style Is for You?

Patio doors offer a number of benefits that make them worth the investment. They provide easy access to your garden and enable a good amount of natural light to stream from the outside.

The choices for patio door styles can be broken down into two basic categories: traditional and modern. French doors are typically regarded as the traditional patio door style, while sliding doors are considered the contemporary option.

To know which style suits your needs, window and door replacement experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis share a simple guide to French doors and sliding doors.

French Doors

Also called hinged patio doors, French doors open and close from their hinges in a swinging manner. This then requires an adequate amount of space so that the door can swing fully. Since French doors usually open wide, you can easily move large furniture items through these doors. In terms of energy efficiency, French doors can be made with energy-efficient features that meet your requirements. French doors are generally regarded as “classic”, so these doors are a good match for homes with a traditional architectural style or decor scheme.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are typically made with large panes of glass. They can open by sliding out from the center over fixed panels or by sliding one over the other. Much like sliding replacement windows, sliding doors often operate more smoothly, making it easy for elderly people or people with limited mobility to use. Of course, similar to French doors, sliding doors can also be designed with energy efficiency in mind.

Additionally, sliding doors can open without taking up extra space. They’re space-efficient, so they usually work great in homes with limited spaces. Sliding doors are also ideal for homes with modern aesthetics.

Looking for vinyl replacement windows? Renewal by Andersen of Memphis can offer an even better option. Apart from being a patio door specialist, we also provide high-quality replacement windows made from Fibrex® material. Call us at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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