Window King of America, located in Hampton Roads, provides professional replacement and installation of steel or fiberglass French doors in homes throughout Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News, Virginia. Whether you are a homeowner, a real estate investment group, or a property manager, new French doors can help improve the look of your home and increase energy efficiency and property value.
French doors typically provide rear entry into a home or separate two interior rooms. French doors are two doors that mirror each other. These doors have one or multiple glass panes called lites. One door has a handle and lock for everyday use, while the other door is kept in place by latch at its base. The latch can be lifted to allow the door to open.
French doors allow some privacy, but still provide a visual connection between two spaces. When used as rear entry doors, the doors open to deck, a patio, or land. Rear entry French doors may be used with a screen door system.
Interior French doors are often found in the entryway between a dining room and kitchen or living room. An advantage of interior French doors is that light flows between rooms even with the doors closed. The installation of curtains and blinds can provide more privacy.
When to Replace Existing French Doors
If your home has existing French doors that open to your backyard, you can watch for the following signs to know when to replace them:
- A door that won’t close properly or lock
- A home that is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter
- Higher-than-usual energy bills
- Rain, sleet, or snow that finds its way into your home through a gap in the door and the frame
- Condensation inside the panes of glass
New French doors are aesthetically pleasing and can increase your home’s property value. If you are considering selling your home, you may want to replace the doors at that time.
Advantages of Steel and Fiberglass French Doors
At Window King of America, we install both steel and fiberglass French doors. These doors are low maintenance, durable, and energy efficient. There is little expansion and contraction when temperatures fluctuate. Fiberglass doors, specifically, are strong, can hold large panes of glass, and can be painted the color of your choice.
Our experienced staff at Window King of America can install French doors constructed using sturdy, low-maintenance steel or fiberglass materials. Call us today for a quote.