Sliding Door vs French Door: Which Is the Best Option for You?

Looking for a new door for your home but don’t know which option is best? In this video, we compare the sliding door vs French door and help you decide which one is right for you!

Sliding Door vs French Door: Which Is The Best Option For You?

Today let’s talk about the benefits of a sliding door and French doors.

Sliding Patio Doors Have a Screen Door

First of all, patio doors come with a screen door. This makes it easy for venting. So when you open it up your sliding door, you’ll always have your screen door there to stop bugs from coming into the house. French doors, on the other hand, do not come with a screen system. You would have to do something custom after the fact, usually like a rollways screen. This will be an extra expense, around $700 – $800. This is a pretty big ticket after you’ve already spent the big bucks on a French door.

French Doors are More Expensive

Another thing about a sliding patio door is the cost difference. We’re talking about half the cost of a French Door. Patio doors fit the budgets of most homeowners. On top of that—even if you currently have a French Door, you can always make a conversion to a sliding patio door. You don’t have to stick to French doors if that’s what your home currently has. You can always go with a sliding patio door.

Sliding Patio Doors Have a Thinner Frame

Here’s the cool thing about folding patio doors. That door style typically has a much thinner frame, meaning you get more glass surface. French doors actually take up more of the actual glass, so you get less glass and more frame. If you like your backyard space, sliding patio doors are what you will want to go with.

Sliding Patio Doors Offer Great Security Perks

Anlin Malibu sliding patio doors come with a double locking system. You can even upgrade it to have four locks if you desire. You can also get a deadbolt that can go up into the header. It’s just another tool that allows the door to be very strong and secure.

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