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French Doors vs Patio Doors


French Doors vs Patio Doors

Dom Daibell
Written by Dom Daibell
Updated on 27th April 2024
Posted on 20th February 2024

French Doors vs Patio Doors - Pros, Cons & Types

You've probably heard the phrase ‘French patio doors’ as a term for summer doors, and although there are patio doors and French doors, they are separate doors that operate differently!

So, if you are one of those people who aren’t too sure about the difference between them or which may be best, this blog is for you.

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Patio Doors

Patio doors are ideal for those with restricted space because they slide along an in-line sliding fitted piece.

It means that the side of the door you open will collect at one end, so no doors open out and take up valuable garden space.

The beauty of our uPVC patio doors is that they can be fitted internally or externally, so you can opt for your patio door to work as a back door or as an entrance to a conservatory.

With their space-saving design, you will have more time to relax (they are also low maintenance) and enjoy the view of your garden.

Our in-line sliding patio doors give you easy access to your garden, which is especially important in these summer months!

They are a great alternative to bifold doors as you also get a home flooded with natural light thanks to the full-length glass panels that make your interior and exterior space work as one.

French Doors vs Patio Doors

Due to the glass panels, you may be slightly concerned about security and the thermal efficiency of patio doors but there isn't any need to worry!

Our double-glazed patio doors offer excellent heat retention, achieve a u-value of up to 1.6 or better, have low E glass, a 4-point hook lock system, toughened safety glass, and the locks are accredited by the police accredited ‘Secured by Design’ initiative.

We know that's a lot to get your head around, but rest assured, our made-to-measure patio doors will keep you safe and warm, with the cost of patio doors being worthwhile in the long run.

French Doors

French doors and patio doors are similar; they allow easy access to your garden, let natural light flood your home, can be used internally or externally, create a larger feeling in the interior, and are low-maintenance.

However, French doors are better suited to those with more external space as they open outwards. Thanks to the many available styles, designs, and colours, French doors help give your home that finishing look it could be missing.

At Value Doors we manufacture our own range of uPVC French doors. The frame is made from 70mm of high-quality uPVC, double-glazed, argon-filled glass and has warm edge spacer bars for thermal efficiency.

Security is also covered, like our patio doors; the locks boast the ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation and are reinforced with aluminium (for extra strength), anti-tamper handles, and a 12-point locking system!

French Doors vs Patio Doors

We're a trusted installer for Rockdoor, so we supply and fit their stunning uPVC French Doors.

Rockdoors are the most secure doors on the market. With German-engineered locks, a security rating of 1, nickel-coated solid brass hooks, and so much more, Rockdoor French doors are a door to contend with!

Their efforts toward thermal efficiency mirror their dedication to security. Rockdoor French doors have a door set energy rating of A++ (the highest available), soft-coated energy-efficient glass, and a 5-chamber profile unit.

Both French doors range offer many colours and styles, meaning you can have grey French doors, white uPVC French doors, oak French doors, or whichever suits you best, all in a range of sizes!

Getting your patio doors or French doors fitted doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Our prices include measuring, fitting, and VAT, so you can see exactly what you are paying for upfront.

We also manufacture uPVC windows here at Value Doors, so why not look at them to find a colour to match your new French or patio doors?

For any questions, feel free to call our friendly customer service team on 020 4587 8300 who will be more than happy to help.

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Written by
Dom Daibell
Dom Daibell Sales Advisor
Posted on: 20th February 2024
Topic: Advice

Dominic Daibell is a dynamic and customer-focused Sales Advisor with a passion for delivering exceptional service and driving sales growth. With a background in sales and a dedication to building strong client relationships, Dominic brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

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