Patio Doors Or French Doors - Your Choice

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Compared to French doors, patio doors are a relatively new thing. When they were invented were actually designed to replace French doors. The patio door was designed to give the best possible view of the garden by having as little frame as possible and the majority of the door made from glass. Allowing natural light to flood into the house and give improved access to the outside space. They soon became very popular and are still popular today. However they never really replaced French doors and they are still as popular today as they have ever been. French doors have a classic look which makes them very desirable and customers now have a choice between the two types of doors.

When patio doors first became popular they were notorious as a weak spot in the home and were often targeted by burglars as an easy way to enter the home. However over time the construction has been improved and they are now very secure. Another feature which has also improved over time is their energy efficiency. Modern doors are made using the latest in double glazing technology making them much better insulators helping to the keep the heat inside your home therefore lowering your gas and electricity bills and helping to be more environmentally friendly.

Modern patio doors and French doors are built using uPVC frames. uPVC doors have many benefits over more traditional timber or aluminum framed doors not least that they are very low maintenance. uPVC doors only require wiping with a damp cloth to keep them looking as good as new whereas more traditional doors need to be treated every couple of years to prevent them from rotting and warping. uPVC doors are also available in a variety of styles and colours including wood effect so you are able to get the classic look of timber framed windows with the benefits of UPVC. 

So if you are in the market for some new doors there are a vast array to choose from and if you go for either French doors or patio doors you will not be disappointed.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29