Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Adorn Your Home With Glass French Doors

The glass in French doors can be as transparent or as opaque as desired (though no glass is truly 100% opaque.) They are sometimes rated for transparency from a one to a five (five being the most opaque and one being the most transparent.) Exterior doors are typically crafted with more opaque glass (level three to level five) for reasons of security and privacy. Sometimes a combination of transparent and opaque glass is used, especially for interior doors where privacy isn't an issue. The glass in French doors may incorporate one of a number of design elements. Glass may be beveled, etched or textured in some manner, or simply left smooth inside panel.

Homeowners tend choose French doors mainly for their aesthetic quality. They add sophisticated beauty to large and smaller homes alike. Naturally, the prolific use of glass allows more light to penetrate, particularly when it comes to exterior doors. Allowing more natural light to enter the home sometimes means a reduction in the use of electricity, plus, natural light brightens a home in a way that no light bulb can compare to.

While they are chosen largely for the beauty that they add, French doors are also functional. Homeowners can have customized security features built in composite doors. Doors can also be accessorized with hardware (i.e. door hands, etc.) that matches both interior and exterior decor and style. Once installed, they will last for years and add unbeatable curb appeal to any home.

Previous Posts:
French Composite Doors: Designing Qualities of Modern Doors
Eye Catching Composite Doors: French Composite Doors
Introduction to Different Types of French Doors
Sliding French Doors: Plays A Vital Role In Room's Natural Lighting