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Patio doors play an important role in the look of your home. The door is about ensuring safety, comfort, and heat regulation. Thus, the question of choosing the type of patio door is acute. Which ones are better to choose: patio sliding doors or French doors? Let’s take a look at both of them.
A sliding door consists of two parts: movable and immovable. This type of door includes two sheets of glass in a frame mounted on a sliding panel. One part of the door slides smoothly over the other during closing/opening.
French doors consist of two adjacent glass panels in one or more frames. Both glass sheets are fixed on opposite sides of the frame. Thus, the doors open in the middle.
Pros and Cons of Sliding Doors
- Ease of use. A gentle push is enough to open/close the sliding door. All the main weight of the door is held on the sliding panel at the bottom.
- Compactness. It requires almost no additional free space around. This is the ideal door option for confined spaces.
- Safety. The design is aimed at preventing the doors from lifting off the panel. You can install up to 5 additional security connection points for maximum protection.
- Energy efficiency. The multi-chamber design allows you to preserve the temperature.
- Insufficient ventilation
- Possible emergence of mold and bacteria. However, you can find doors with antimicrobial protection
Pros and Cons of French Doors
- Good ventilation. The design allows opening both sides of the door for excellent ventilation
- Ease of access
- Uncomfortable in narrow spaces. To fully open the door, you must remove all objects around
- Low energy efficiency. Due to the slot in the middle, French doors are susceptible to air and water leaks
Currently, the door market offers more than traditional French doors. Sliding doors save space and keep your home safe and warm. It’s up to you which type to choose, but we believe that sliding doors offer customers more than the traditional style of French doors.