About External French Doors
External French doors are a form of patio door that typically include two opening doors and window or PVC panes, often called lights. The doors may be decorative and they may be sliding or hinged. Most modern external French doors are made from a wood effect vinyl material, or from PVC, as wood is not considered secure and has more of a tendency to warp and disfigure when compared to the other alternatives.
Sliding doors enable you to make the most of the space that you have in your room, and outside the doors, but they do require greater wall space be taken up with your doors. The doors will usually slide alongside additional glass panels, and this can be very beneficial if you are looking for a way to introduce extra natural light into your room. Opening, hinged doors can prove beneficial when there is limited wall space that can be used, but they will take up space either in the room or on the patio outside when opened.
PVC is the most common material used in external doors, because it can be secured with metal panels and secure locks and handles. It can also be manufactured in a range of sizes, styles, and designs. External French windows can incorporate a decorative panel within the glazing panels. From frosted glass to stained glass effect, you can choose a style of door that really fits your preferences. You do need to ensure that the doors are fitted properly, because poor fitting can lead to poor energy efficiency, insecure doors, and a poor finish.