French Patio Doors

Browse your options for French patio doors and decide which style is right for your outdoor living space.
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If you're looking for a patio door design that's both elegant and efficient, French patio doors may just be the option for you.

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Sliding Door Benefits

French patio doors offer a few advantages over other potential styles. Firstly, their classic design will never be out of vogue—the appeal of French doors is more about their functionality than their form. Double French doors create an opening that's both aesthetically welcoming and efficient—especially for highly-trafficked outdoor spaces, with lots of guests tramping in and out regularly. French patio doors become highly necessary for any host laden with trays or other party implements.

Luckily, their utility isn't the only factor that makes French patio doors attractive—they're also, well, just plain attractive. Available in a wide range of styles and colors, French patio doors have great visual appeal. Some common design approaches for these iconic entryways are full glass or window pane-style glass sections. Some transparency is extremely common, since people tend to enjoy taking advantage of the large viewing space to enjoy outside views.

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