Exterior French Doors – When Choosing These, What Do You Need to Know?

If you are installing exterior French doors, you should know they should add some amazing appeal and value to your home. These doors are generally very stylish and attractive to the eye.

They also make the home look a bit more classic and if you ever sell your home, that is a plus for sure. These doors certainly add elegance to your home. However, since there isn’t just one type of the exterior French doors, when choosing them, there are some things you might need to know and think about. You will have different materials, styles, ways the door opens and more.

  • Materials to Use
  • Glass as an Option
  • Direction of Door Opening

With these considerations to make, you have some help making your decision.

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What Materials Should You Use?

When you are choosing exterior French doors, you will certainly need to consider what type of materials you will want. There are some various choices. Many people will choose wood as it is calm and relaxing. It is higher-attractiveness than some of the other options as well. The one thing to note with the wood options is they are more prone to warping than some other materials.  However, the exterior French doors can also be gotten in the aluminum.

This is a great choice as well. The main benefit of this option is affordability. You could also choose steel which is energy-efficient and sturdy. Vinyl is another great choice as it isn’t affected from the rain.

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Is Glass an Option?

Now, the next thing to consider with external French doors, is whether glass is an option. The main purpose of using glass exterior French doors is that you can look outside from in your home. Glass is somewhat insulated so there will be some noise-reduction and some natural light can come into your home as well. However, since many of these doors are frosted, you won’t need to worry about others seeing inside of your home.

With glass doors, you can choose the double-paned doors. However, those lose some of the energy-efficiency as other exterior French doors. If you are choosing glass as an option for these doors, choose the impact-resistant, tempered glass.

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What Direction Should the Door Open?

When picking out exterior French doors, you should also consider which direction you would like the door to open. Some people think it doesn’t matter and that is alright for them. However, you need to think about where it will be placed. If there isn’t enough space in your home for them to be opened inward, they will need to go outward.

However, if they are opening outward, you will also need to consider whether they will be hitting the overhang on your home. The inward opening doors are more inviting and outward opening doors are becoming more and more common.

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  1. ArmabyTek Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $749.00
  2. PatioPerfect Series Modern Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Modern Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $898.00
  3. PatioPerfect Series Classic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Classic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $749.00
  4. ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 60 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 60 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $999.00
  5. ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 60 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 60 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $1,299.00
  6. PatioPerfect Series Classic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Classic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Single Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $799.00
  7. PatioPerfect Series Classic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Classic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Double Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $965.42
  8. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Double Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $799.00
  9. ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 59 in. by 96 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 59 in. by 96 in. with Single Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $1,024.99
  10. PatioPerfect Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 59 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 59 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $649.00
  11. PatioPerfect Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    PatioPerfect Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $727.50
  12. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prep
    FocusPoint Systems French Door is a hinged, inswinging patio door with the highest-quality materials and strong tempered glass. A variety of designs are available to match the layout of your home and patio, including art glass options, exterior frame colors, and interior hardware finishes like stone, brass, or oak. All wood panels are coated with high-durability finishes, ensuring you a maintenance-free, permanent addition to your home.This door is not only beautiful, it will increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy star-rated construction and weatherstripping for a seal that will help control both heating and cooling costs. The gorgeous frame has a wood core and fiberglass exterior for maximum durability and aesthetic appeal. Hinged inswing double-pane glass door with adjustable hardware fits any standard opening, and customization is available in 1/8” increments.
    Price: $699.00
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