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  1. ArmabyTek Series Traditional Single wood French Door in a Cherry Color Measuring 60 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Traditional Single wood French Door in a Cherry 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  2. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a Fir Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a Fir 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  3. 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  4. ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double wood French Door in a Oak Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double wood French Door in a Oak 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  5. ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double wood French Door in a Cherry Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Contemporary Double wood French Door in a Cherry 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  6. ArmabyTek Series Modern Double wood French Door in a Mahogany Color Measuring 59 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Modern Double wood French Door in a Mahogany Color Measuring 59 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
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  8. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a white Color Measuring 59 in. by 96 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double wood French Door in a white 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  9. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 71 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  10. ArmabyTek Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cherry Color Measuring 71 in. by 96 in. with Double Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Modern Double Composite French Door in a Cherry 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  11. ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Mahogany Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with any Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Rustic Double Composite French Door in a Mahogany 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  12. ArmabyTek Series Classic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Classic Double Composite French Door in a Cedar Color Measuring 72 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
  13. ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double Composite French Door in a white Color Measuring 72 in. by 80 in. with Single Bore Prepview
    ArmabyTek Series Traditional Double Composite French Door in a white Color Measuring 72 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.
    Estimated Price: $299.00+
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Add Style to Your Home with External French Doors

External French doors add a touch of elegance to the entryway that other door styles fail to provide. There are hundreds of ideas to personalize the door, ensuring your home is intriguing, unique, and most importantly, creates a personal impression exciting enough to turn heads. Why select French doors for your home? The real question is why not! French doors offer:

  • Weatherproof design that doesn't succumb to rain, moisture, and other types of damage
  • Long-lasting durability of up to 20-years when well-maintained
  • Variety of door materials in a broad range of price points

Elegant finishes, hardware additions, side glass, and other options are among the ways to capture the true ambiance of your new door. The French-style door is not only the perfect entryway door, but perfect for patios, too. While you may have seen double entryway doors such as the French doors one of which generally locks into place, they will often have one working door handleset and one that is just there for looks so that symmetry continues. The same is available for the patio setting of French doors where they are most commonly used in tandem to open both sides and seemingly bring the outside indoors.

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Budget

Setting a budget before browsing the selection of external French doors saves time and narrows the door selection so choosing the best model for your home is easier. Budgeting before browsing also helps you avoid spending more for the door than you can afford to spend. Although the French style door is oftentimes costlier than other door styles, there are numerous factors that influence the price, including the door material, size, brand, and style not to mention there are two doors in that price.

Comparisons can always save money and help you get the best door at the lowest price. Expect to spend $1,255 - $2,800 for a French door, with the above factors in mind. Most homeowners don’t mind spending a few extra dollars for this door since it adds such a dramatic appearance to the home. When you do the comparison, check to see the installation cost of a single threshold door and frame to see how different it is than a French door. Then consider how much you’d pay to move furniture through a single door or bring in a bunch of materials while your valuable time could be freed up so much quicker by opening both sides of the French door. Is it worth it?

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Measurements

Measuring the opening where your new French doors are being placed is important before ever making the purchase. Without accurate measurements, the doors may not fit into the opening or function properly, resulting in more headaches and unnecessary repair and expense. Basic measuring skills and a high-quality tape measure are all that you’ll need to record measurements for your French doors. Very often you’ll find that you can install a standard sized door which will always bring the cost down rather than having to go with a custom sized door.

It’s a good idea to measure the openings twice to ensure accurate numbers are recorded. You might even ask a second person to measure the opening just to be on the safe side. When measuring the opening for the doors, measure the width and the length of the door, as well as the frame dimensions and rough opening of the door. Don’t forget to check for the depth or thickness of your current door and review their energy efficiency too. Having all these measurements available when you go online to review the sizes and prices will help you be able to choose the perfect door for your home.

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French Doors Materials

Although French doors are constructed from a variety of materials, wood is the most commonly used of them all and the style preferred by most homeowners. While wood doors require more maintenance than French doors made from other material such as metal or fiberglass, they provide a warm feeling unparalleled by the others. The wood French doors are extremely durable, easy-to customize, and provide amazing appeal and style that enhance the look of your home. They’re not the cheapest of materials, but nonetheless offer great pricing in addition to the numerous benefits.

Pre-finished and unfinished doors are both available. Pre-finished doors are those that have already been painted, finished, and otherwise decorated and ready to hang, while the unfinished styles leave an artistry palette that lets you put your creativity to work. Although called unfinished, most have minimal additions, such as primer to protect the wood which is required to help seal it against rotting. Additionally, pre-finished doors will sometimes come with the hardware already installed which can save a lot of time. This option prevents you from running around looking at pricing and finishes then purchasing it all only to come home and spend more time installing all.

Questions And Answers

What is the difference between a French door and a patio door?

There are some differences between French doors and Patio doors. The main difference is how these doors open. A French door will open outward, such as conventional doors do. However, a patio door slides along a track and then opens at the side. Both doors provide you with excellent ventilation.

How do you measure for a French door?

Measure the height and width of your current door, round the number up. For example, you wud round 81.5 up to 82. Now, measure the width of the jamb. To do this, measure the back of the trim on the interior to the back of the exterior trim.

Why is it called a French door?

When French doors orignated was during the 17th Century. When they first came about they were actually not doors at all, but rather large windows to allow more light for homes to be lit longer than before. These windows eventually turned into doors, thus the French door came into play.

How much does it cost to replace a sliding glass door with French doors?

The price will vary greatly. You will need to have the frame installed where the gap used to be for the sliding door to slide into the wall. After that, the only cost that you will have is the cost and installation of the door that French doors you choose.

How much does it cost to put in a French door?

On the low side, you cant expect to have to spend about $500. This price can range upwards of this depending on where you live and the size of the doors that are being installed. You will also have the cost of the door. Installing yourself will save you money.

Do French doors open out or in?

There are many types of French doors. You can get them that swing inwards or you can get the ones that swing outwards. There are various brands and benefits of each type.

How do you install French patio doors?

You want to install French patio doors. You will take the current door off, clean debris away, measure the door and frame it, put the bottom in first, add in new door frame and assembly, trim shims and add door and trim detailing.

What is considered a French door?

A French door is usually defined as one pair of doors that have glass panes which extend throughout the length of the doors. The amount of glass could vary, however.

Can you replace a sliding glass door with French doors?

There are many people who want to replace their sliding glass doors with French doors. This can be done and it can make your entryway more beautiful as well.

Can you replace a sliding glass door with French doors?

There are many people who want to replace their sliding glass doors with French doors. This can be done and it can make your entryway more beautiful as well.

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How To Install A Locking System For French Door

Sophistication, style, and ambiance are all characteristics given to your home after French doors are installed. Some French doors are pre-set with a lockset, however, if the door you’ve purchased is without one, it is up to you to add a lock. French doors are beautiful, but they’re not very secure, particularly without a lock. Luckily, a lock is an easy addition to a French door. After install, enhanced beauty and intrigue are enjoyed inside the home, as well as the added security and protection needed for comfort and peace of mind when you’re home and when you’re away.

Several types of locks can be easily added to a French door, but the deadbolt is the most popular of the options. Learning more about the different type of locks to determine which is best suited for your door is the first step in gaining these amazing attributes. With the information in tow that you’ve learned, choosing the best lock for your needs is simple.

No professional is needed to install locks on your French doors. Once you know the type of lock you want to install, use the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to install a locking system for a French door in about half-day.

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How To Build French Doors

Many people appreciate the beauty of French doors. They are generally considered more attractive than sliding doors for exterior use and can create grand entrances into interior spaces. While purchasing a complete set of French doors is an option, building your own can help you keep the associated costs lower while allowing you to customize the finished product.

However, this project involves multiple high-dollar tools as well as substantial planning upfront, making it suitable for only well-prepared DIYers. Additionally, you’ll want to invest in high-quality wood, especially for the face veneers and any door that will be exposed to the elements. To help you get started, here’s what you’ll need to build French doors successfully.

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How To Remove A Locking System For French Door

If there is a French Door on the home you live in, it is a great idea to keep a good, working locking system on it. The best option is a three-point lock. This means it has two flush bolts and one lockset. Flush bolts will be installed on the upper and lower parts of your door. They connect into the plates on the upper door jamb and the hole through the threshold on your door.

When you take these off to replace them with another locking system, it is quite simple. Usually, your new lockset will fit right into the same holes. Before you get your new locking system for the French Door, you will need to take off the one that you have on right now.

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Wood French Doors

When it comes to door choices, wood French doors are one of the most classic options. They can be used for interior or exterior doors. French doors are, of course, available in a variety of materials, but wood French doors are particularly popular because of their traditional look. A wood French door with divided glass panes is one of the most well-liked looks, but if you would like a little more privacy between spaces, you can opt for decorative glass or even cover the door with curtains or blinds. read more

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Double Exterior French Doors

Though sometimes used at the entrance of a home, exterior French doors commonly serve as the patio door. The aesthetic appeal of the French door is the usual reason that it is selected over other door choices. Versatility is in the bag with the French door, and homeowners will find them in assorted textures, styles, and materials, and with various design elements that let in the natural light. Made in a two-panel design of either solid material or glass, exterior French doors include a frame to support the glass enclosure. This frame will need a little maintenance from time to time but in general it’s just a little oil on the hinges, so the doors swing open freely. If you purchase a wood door, you’ll need to ensure it is sealed or painted regularly to keep it from warping or rotting. read more

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French Doors With Screens

French doors in general are a popular choice for homeowners for both exterior and interior doors. They can give your home a dose of drama or style that can improve your home’s inside décor or add curb appeal to the outside. When used on the outside of the home, you have the ability to open onto a space that allows for more space to be used. Inside the home, you can separate two rooms, but when it’s time to party, open up and let everyone dine together. Adding French doors with screens can make these already versatile doors even more useful. Installing French doors with screens is not much trickier than installing a standard door with a screen. Typically, French doors with screens simply have two screen panels installed. With retractable screens, for example, you would mount screens on each side of the door frame. A magnetic screen often slides into place and lock together in the middle using magnets. Another option is a relatively newer option of a retractable screen which rolls the screen into a smaller mechanism on the side of the doorway and can be nearly invisible when not in use. read more

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