A French door is also called a French window; this is because the length of the door is fitted with multiple windows. They are placed on a set of rollers which enables to door to slide in and out. The French windows are traditionally made by putting together small part of the glass. They are also called the “true divided lite French doors”. Decorative grilles are also used between the glass panes as accessories. They usually open out into balconies, patios or gardens. They are used for decorative and functional purposes. Huge elegant French doors are used for front doors. To install one in your house you need to have the right kind of hardware.
A lot of things need to be considered while installing a French door, firstly you need to choose the right kind of door that would suit your house ambiance and decor, the bobvila on which the door slides need to be chosen well, the locks that keep the robbers away need to be checked on. The doors are no doubt sturdy but it does not mean the locks on them have to be weak. The best possible door hardware needs to be selected to ensure your families safety. It is always wise to spend extra few dollars on the handle and lock to make sure that the hardware are indeed of good quality.
Some of us have a preconceived notion that French doors are not safe; they are as safe as any other door provided you chose the best hardware before getting them installed. French doors helps in natural lighting of the house, the windows let in sunshine and light up the interior of the house during the day. If you have a French door installed facing your patio or the garden, you can keep them open on a summer evening or when you have a party happening at your home. However, when you have guest sliding the door in and out there are cases of people yanking the door open or shutting it out with a bang. In cases such as these you need have installed the right kind of hardware that would stand the test of time.
You have a wide variety of options while choosing hardware for your new door. You can use cabinet knobs or handles to help slide the door, or use curve glass instead of the normal ones to accentuate the interiors, the curve glass doors also come with in-swing and out-swing options. You can also install the French doors inside the house as separation between the living room and the library or any other place of your choice. In such cases we can use pocket doors that slide into the wall and help save a lot of space. Making the right choice of hardware is the only main criteria in giving you house that elegant look.