Question - Can you get screen doors for French doors?

Answered by: Gerald Kelly  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-08-2021  |  Views: 1443  |  Total Questions: 7

Retractable Screens are NOT the Only Option for French Screen Doors. Many homeowners, and even contractors, think that the only option they have for a screen for their french door is a sliding or retractable, plastic screen door. Some screen door manufacturers may even claim that is the only possibilty. Any sized french door is enhanced by a retractable insect screen. They slide neatly into an almost invisible side cartridge when not needed. This allows a clear, unencumbered view. On days when there are no insects, you can open your doors with no fly screens visible. Sliding doors provide better security and offer ease of use and space saving opportunities. Sliding glass doors use a glass pack and insulated frames to offer better energy efficiency than the traditional French doors. French doors allow more ventilation but can have space, mechanical, energy-efficiency issues. Investment With High Rate of Return When used as front doors, French doors provide a high return on your investment. Replacing your front door is one of the most reliable ways to increase the property value of your home, as it makes a big impact on the curb appeal and security. You can't simply reverse the install. The doors have to be made for either swinging in or out.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2011/01/05/inswing-or-outswing-doors

Inswing exterior doors dominate the residential market, but a better case can be made for an entry door that swings out rather than in. Outswing doors are more secure, airtight and durable than inswing style doors.

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/rooms-and-spaces/doors-and-windows/all-about-french-doors

French doors are offered in both in-swing and out-swing fittings. When selecting doors for the interior or exterior opening of your home, be sure to plan for space around the door swing. Unlike pocket doors and sliding doors, French doors command more space for operation.

https://www.aspire-doors.co.uk/external-doors/french-doors/advice/what-size-french-doors-do-i-need

The standard height of a French door is 79. 5 inches, and such doors are usually 6 feet wide, with the option to expand the width with sidelites.

https://www.retract.com.au/retractable-screens/Screens_For_Doors/Bifold

Retractable Fly Screens for Bifold Doors. Retractable fly screens are perfect for bifolding doors. When not in use, our fly screens slide neatly into an almost invisible side cartridge allowing a clear, unencumbered view. On days when there are no insects, you can open your doors with no fly screens visible.

http://www.midsouthphantom.com/FAQs.html

Prices are subject to change without notice. ) Phantom Door Screens w/ insect screen mesh are almost always $399. 00. A standard inswing door with wood exterior trim is $399. 00.

https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/doors-and-windows/install-replace-patio-doors/

A sliding patio door costs between $1, 000 and $2, 600. Sliding Door Costs. 2-Panel $300 - $1, 500 3-Panel $700 - $3, 000 4-Panel $2, 000 - $5, 000