French doors offer a large opening area for easy access to your home’s interior or an easy way to get to your exterior patio area. Traditional craftsmanship combined with our modern, energy efficient windows offers a unique twist to this modern, yet classic door. With Energy Shield Window & Door Company hinged French patio doors, your patio can be framed by the beauty of carefully crafted doors with beautiful workmanship. You know you are getting the highest quality French interior doors available in Arizona because Energy Shield Window & Door Company has our manufacturing center located conveniently in Phoenix, Arizona, enabling us to create exquisitely crafted doors and windows at prices that won't break the bank.
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Quality Exterior French Doors from Energy Shield Window & Door Company
Are you looking to make a grander entrance into your home or a statement with the door outside to your patio? There are no better options than the outdoor French doors manufactured at Energy Shield Window & Door Company. These beautiful doors offer a practical and unique way to create an elegant pathway between rooms or from the inside to the exterior of your home. Even when closed, our French styled doors add style, and function for any exterior or interior door in your home, while offering a clear, open view with highly energy efficient glass. Choose from custom made patio doors, fiberglass, or aluminum. In addition, you can be sure that all of Energy Shield Window & Door Company products feature the industry standards for:
- Air infiltration
- Structural performance
- Thermal performance
- Forced entry
- Water penetration
You can rest assured that installation of your exterior French doors will always be completed properly, and will help to ensure that your home is more energy efficient, resulting in the substantial reduction of your energy bill by up to twenty percent.
Every one of our windows and doors, including our hinged patio door styles, are Enviro-Sealed and have Eco-View windows and glass, which are backed and certified by Energy Star, and AAMA. Bring the beauty of the Arizona desert into your home without risking your heating and cooling efficiency with beautiful, Energy Shield Window & Door Company high quality custom French doors.
French Doors for High Style and Functionality
If you want the openness of the multi-sliding door design but prefer another approach to adding multiple glass doors to your home, consider elegant French Doors. There are a variety of beautiful and functionally advantageous French Door configurations.
Your new French Doors can be custom designed, and you can select from these basic operational types of French doors for your home:
|Both Sides Operable
|Both sides of your French Doors can be hinged to open outward or inward into the room. They can even be framed to swing in or out from the center of the doors.
|Swing Inward vs. Swing Outward
|You can have your French Doors hinged to swing inward into the interior of the room in your home or outward to make more use of the interior space.
|One Operable Door Panel
|If you want to limit the amount of usable floor space needed for your French Doors to swing, a single-hinged door allows one side to open and the other to remain stationary.
Material Types of Exterior French Doors
Energy Shield uses only the most durable and energy-efficient framing materials for our superior-quality French Doors for southwest desert homeowners, including:
Energy-efficient high-grade vinyl French Doors offer durability and the appearance of painted wood at affordable pricing. Use different colors for each side, as desired.
Wood-framed French Doors offer a traditional aesthetic that warms up the interior and exterior and elevates the image of any home.
Aluminum framing with vinyl cladding adds energy efficiency and withstands the elements of the harshest climates.
Types of Glass in French Doors
Beautiful glass treatments can add flair and elevate the aesthetic of your French patio doors, and they obscure the view ideally to preserve your privacy. Decorative glass options include:
Divided Lights vs. Grilles
If you decide to buy French Doors, there are a few ways that the look of individual glass panes (called lights) can be achieved in your new doors:
- Actual Divided Lights: Individual lights (glass panes) separated by framing material offer the authentic appeal of traditional French Door construction. But, these are harder to clean.
- Grille on One Side of the Door: A grille attached to the outside of the glass provides a convincing image of divided lights. These are conveniently removable for cleaning.
- Faux Grille Inside the Glass: A grille-like material can be placed between the two full panels of glass in a double-pane French Door to create the appearance of an external grille.
French Door Light Styles
Aesthetic designs for the glass panels in Energy Shield’s stunning, world-class quality French Doors are available to suit all the most popular home styles, such as:
French Doors for Your Home by Energy Shield
Energy Shield French Doors are engineered for maximum energy efficiency, strength, and long-term durability. Our beautiful French Doors are built specifically to withstand the extreme southwest U.S. desert conditions for many years to come. If you need to replace French door units, contact Energy Shield for more information anytime!
Free In-Home Estimates for All Exterior French Door Upgrades and Installations
Energy Shield Window & Door Company is always pleased to offer every customer the uniquely convenient feature of an in-home estimate for free through our website, or by simply calling in. We can answer your request and contact you at a time that is convenient for you, and arrange a time to sit down and talk with us about the door and window needs of your home, as well as the budget that you have to work with. Shopping from your home on our website is always easy, and offers you the advantage of seeing what we have to offer, or what we can create for you, in our manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
Take a video tour of our facilities and find out how Energy Shield Window & Door Company is committed to excellence and making our customers happy the first time we install windows, doors, or other systems in your home. Be sure to ask us about our special financing offers, such as zero down and zero percent financing on up to five different windows in your home. We love our customers in The Valley of the Sun and are always willing to go the extra mile for them.
Frequently Asked Questions About Exterior and Interior French Doors
French doors originated in 17th century France during the Renaissance, an era of new ideas in architecture and art. During that period, French doors began as just large windows designed to open for use to step onto a balcony.
The windows were made of wood and wrought iron; then the French started adding more glass into their architecture, including the large windows. That brought in more natural light for more hours daily, and interior rooms could be separated by the French doors to let light flow between them too.
The oversized windows became known as French doors, and by the late 1600s, they were in use in other European countries. Today, French doors are very popular in the U.S. and are available in many choices of styles and materials for use in almost any area of the home.
There is sometimes confusion about French doors versus sliding doors. Sliding glass doors and French doors are both double-width openings. The primary difference between the two types of double doors is in how they open:
- French doors open and close by swinging on hinges, while sliding doors move sideways back and forth on a track.
- Sliding patio doors open by sliding one panel from its position beside the other panel to a position overlapping it, whereas French doors open by swinging one or both of the two doors inward or outward.
Are French doors expensive? The total cost of buying and installing either stock or custom French doors for your home depends on a range of factors. For example:
- Door Grade: There’s a substantial cost difference between purchasing exterior and interior doors.
- Wall Modifications: The extent of modifications to the existing wall opening that is necessary for the installation and what the existing interior and exterior walls of the building are made from (wood, brick, etc.) must be factored into the cost.
- Door Materials: The materials you choose for your French doors are another big cost factor. Are wood, vinyl, or aluminum French doors most suitable for your purposes?
- Glass Package: The glass quality you choose also makes a difference in cost. Energy-efficient glass with low-E coating and gas-filled double-panes is recommended for all exterior doors and windows to achieve big savings on electricity bills.
- Decorations: If you choose grilles, etching, or other decorative glass treatment, those features add to the base cost of French doors.
- Installation: The installation expense is a big factor in how much French doors cost for a home.
- Swing Direction: Depending on the manufacturer you choose, having a 180-degree swing direction can add to the cost.
- Manufacturer: French door prices across all the above cost elements vary between door manufacturers.
Exterior Patio Door Installers Nearby Phoenix, Arizona
We are a local manufacturer of the best hinged patio doors in Arizona. We offer gorgeous energy-efficient French doors in wood, vinyl, and aluminum framing, in a vast range of designs and finishes. We build and install all the French doors we sell. Our installers are factory trained, and industry certified.