French Doors or Sliding Glass Doors

Whether you are looking to demo your back patio or deck, or you want to make for a stunning update to your entryway, you may be curious which doors will be best: French doors or a sliding glass door? You may have a specific style in mind but getting information on both options is a great way to confirm your decision. Here are two of the main differences.

Price:
Most home renovation projects begin with the question of cost, so doing your research on which style fits your budget is important. French doors are generally more costly than sliding glass doors, but that is also dependent on the materials, size, and other upgrade options you choose. These doors can cost several hundred or even several thousand dollars but sliding glass doors are usually significantly less. French doors will cost more if you choose solid wood like cedar or oak and if they swing out rather than in, they will cost a bit more. There is a wide variation on how much sliding glass doors and French doors cost, so be sure to ask our team at Lifetime about what options there are so you can make the best decision.

Placement:
The space in your home is unique and the type of door you choose needs to fit the style and look of the house. In addition, it needs to fit the specific space where it will be installed. For example, French doors need room to swing open, which means if you have a small space or furniture that will prevent that full motion from happening, sliding glass doors may be a better option. If you have the space, however, French doors will allow you a wider opening that will help you to open wide to bring in fresh air in, haul furniture in and out, or to host backyard parties.

Whichever design you choose, you will be glad to have a new, energy-efficient door added to your home. Our selection of Energy Star-rated doors are designed to insulate against heat or cold, which means you will save big bucks on utility bills over time. Not to mention, you can stay more comfortable all year long!

Spring is the best time to get your French door or sliding glass door replaced. We carry a variety of designs that will fit your budget and style. We offer free quotes and proudly serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Contact us today to get an appointment scheduled so you can determine what new door options are best for your home!