When choosing to install a French door you are making a statement
You are bringing a timeless design into your home. They offer great functionality and their classic look becomes a feature of the interior as you look out to your view, and also from the outside, as you look back into your home.
Screens for French doors have typically been quite clumsy looking and defeat the purpose of having “good looking” doors. Fortunately, Artilux offers a range of solutions to screen French doors not just based on size but more importantly on how you choose to use them in your home.
For instance, do you open just one door at at time? Do your doors hinge inwards or outwards? Are they doors you only use for ventilation?
The video below, illustrates two ways to screen French Doors (basically with single and double screen solutions), both solutions can be approached with the range of retractable screens or pleated insect screens from Artilux.
Instructions for Screening French Doors
Solution 1: Single Screen that will cover the entire opening
Solution 2: Double Screen meeting in the middle
You can find out more about our Retractable Fly Screens here
What is a French casement window?
Functioning like a French door, a French casement window consists of two window sashes hinged side-by-side
, each able to be pushed in and swung open like a door. Because there is no central sash, French casement windows are a popular choice for both style and functionality, allowing for unobstructed views and maximum airflow.
Is it French doors or French windows?
The term ‘French doors’ and ‘French windows’ are generally used interchangeably. Both carry the same design, style and function with the only difference being how they are used – as a door, or as a window. Many customers are attracted to the charming look of the French door/window design and choose to incorporate its style in their home whether as a front door, an elegant partition between a kitchen and dining room, or as a feature window.
How much do French doors cost?
Depending on the size, material used, function/purpose and whether you want a single-hinged or double-hinged French door, you can expect to pay from anywhere between $400 for a single French door to upwards of $4000
for a pair of custom-made timber doors. Since each job is different, it’s a good idea to get a free onsite quote for an exact price range for your specific project.
What are the benefits of French doors?
French doors are a popular choice as they provide a classic yet versatile look to a home. Aside from its charming aesthetics, French doors can also be used to maximise ventilation
since they can be left completely open or opened in the direction of the breeze, bringing fresh clean air into your home. French doors are also considered to be energy-efficient, providing a passive way to cool your home as well as a great way to let sunlight and warmth into your home. French casement windows can offer superb insulation
, lowering heating & cooling bills and reducing your environmental impact. Despite having no central dividing post, French doors can still be very safe and offer good privacy – especially by adding multi-point locks. In addition, adding retractable fly screens can help add to your house’s style and keep out flies and other insects.
What materials are French doors typically made of?
While the traditional French door is made of timber or wooden material, French doors are generally available in all standard frame materials. Aside from traditional timber, French doors can be built-in, energy-efficient double glazed timber
, aluminium and uPVC which is a type of durable, rigid plastic.
What style of home do French doors suit?
French doors are generally considered very adaptable, being suitable for a classic rustic-styled home or a modern-designed suburban homestead. French doors are very well suited to balconies, verandas and other exteriors, as they allow a large amount of natural light and can add greatly to a sense of openness from a bedroom or lounge. In particular, French Doors are a mainstay in both Victorian, Hamptons and other classic home styles.