What Is A French Door?

Upgrading your home with a new door can be exciting but also overwhelming, as there are many door styles to choose from. In this article, we will discuss the key features of a French door so you can decide whether it is the right fit for your home. 

French Doors Features 

French doors were first developed in France in the 17th century. They are innovatively designed to open like windows. However, their larger glass and frames allow much more flexibility and bright light into the home. Even today, they are popular with homeowners across the country as their front or back doors, which is great if you want a timeless door. 

French doors are known for their hinged double doors, which provide style and elegance to any home. At Pears Home Improvements, we install a floating mullion onto our doors. Floating mullions help provide unrestricted views and easy access, which increases the overall functionality of the door. This is why these doors work perfectly in all types of homes, conservatories, house extensions, and orangeries. With these stunning French doors, you can easily create a seamless transition from the inside to the outside of your home. 

French Doors Benefits

French doors offer many excellent benefits. Here are a few that can help enhance your home’s performance. 

Energy Efficiency 

If you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your home, upgrading to a new door, such as a French door, is a good start. Depending on the installation company you choose, you will have different glazing options for your French doors. At Pears, we provide Planitherm glass that can go with our French doors. This type of glazing provides fantastic durability and heat retention, which helps you waste less heating during the winter. 

Weather Resistance 

To protect your home from weather damage, such as dampness or mould, we fit weather seals to provide extra protection. These weather seals are fitted around the entire perimeter of the door so no water or wind can get into the home. Their internal components are also excellent at minimalising your glazing fogging up. 

Low Maintenance

Even though French doors provide many excellent benefits, they still require very little effort to look after. Depending on the material that your new French doors are made out of will depend on how best it is to look after it. However, to help the natural life of the colour finish of our French doors, we use fade-proof technology. 


French doors are one of the few doors that can be used as front or back doors. Because they can open inwards or outwards rather than on a track, they won’t take up much space. This means they can easily blend into their surroundings and look like they have always been there. 

French Doors Prices 

If you are interested in upgrading your home with our French doors, contact our team today. You can use our online quoting engine for a free personalised quote. Alternatively, you can contact our team directly by using our online contact form or by phone if you have any questions. 

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