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What You Need to Know Before Installing a French Door

Striking a balance between visually connecting two areas in your home and maintaining privacy is just one of the challenges that French doors answer superbly. This style of door is commonly used as a patio door but it’s not uncommon to find them in interior entryways as well. Indoors, they work well as a doorway between the kitchen or living room and a dining area.

There’s more to French doors than meets the eye and our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City are here to give you the 411 on this versatile addition to any home.

Placement Considerations

French doors can be installed to swing either inward or outward, known as in-swing and out-swing, respectively. Just like with replacement windows, however, it’s important to give placement a fair bit of consideration. Their opening and closing operation requires some amount of clearance so it’s best to position them in areas with no obstruction. Conversely, you should also avoid placing items that could get in the way of your new French door.

Design Specifications

French doors look more or less similar to each other, however, you can customize their glass, material, size and color. This type of door has massive window areas which can make it prone to high solar heat gains. At Renewal by Andersen, all our replacement windows and doors come standard with Low-E4® glazing that addresses this common issue. Additionally, our exclusive Fibrex® material allows for plenty of color customization options and high insulating properties.

Installation Procedures

Aside from giving it plenty of space to open and close freely, there are a few more pointers to keep in mind when installing French doors for your home improvement project. Firstly, determining the depth of the jamb is critical before installations. Luckily, you can count on our professionals to provide you with all the help you need to complete installing your French door.At Renewal by Andersen® of Kansas City, we are your leading provider of top quality French doors. Give us a call at (913) 385-1300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Kansas City and nearby areas.

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