When you hear the words “French door”, a particular image comes to mind. Most envision a large pane of glass sectioned into smaller panels that may also be referred to as window grids or divided lites. A French door is more than just an entry or exit point. It’s an elegant way to allow natural light to fill your home and has more benefits than just their sheer beauty.

Wonderful aspect about French doors today is their energy efficiency. Most will be manufactured with dual pane glass suitable for your local climate, but, additional glazing can be added in cold climates that lose energy in the form of heat or hot climates that lose energy in the form of cooling. Older patio doors can be leaky and inefficient when it comes to keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.


  • French doors are perfect for warm summer days. You can easily bring the outdoors inside with such a door.
  • Since French doors are primarily all glass, these types of doors can bring in an incredible amount of natural light
  • French doors can be a perfectly secure option, and is certainly more secure than sliding doors in most cases.