Question - Can you get screens for French doors?

Answered by: Brenda Turner  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-08-2021  |  Views: 1068  |  Total Questions: 9

Screening French doors Phantom's retractable screens offer an easy and effective way to screen French doors. They can be installed on the inside or the outside of your doors, allowing for increased privacy, bug protection and shade. Easy to install: most screen door manufacturers use plastic side bolts that are hard to operate, stick, and break easily. Installing one of these types of screen doors on a french door is difficult because there is no flexibility with delicate parts. Yes you can get storm doors for french doors. On a normal front french door the the inside brickmold would be 72" (2x36) and the strips that would come with the kit would be added to make opening about 3/4 of an inch or so. 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. 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.

https://forum.nachi.org/t/outward-swinging-french-doors/39570

You can't simply reverse the install. The doors have to be made for either swinging in or out.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-Double-French-Doors/

How to Install Double French Doors Step 1: Framing for the Double French Doors. The first step was to frame the opening to the basement room where we were going to need the double french doors. Step 2: Shimming and Leveling. Step 3: Mounting Doors and Door Knobs. Step 4: Final Touches. Step 5: Step Back and Enjoy!

https://www.wikihow.com/Install-a-Sliding-Screen-Door

Mounting the Door on Your Sliding Door Frame. Orient your new screen door with your existing sliding glass door. To ensure that your screen door tracks properly with your sliding glass door, its handle needs to be on the same side of the door frame as the handle of the glass door.

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.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.

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.

So if the doors are 24-inches wide, leave a 1/4-inch gap between doors and between each door and the jamb. And don't forget that the jamb is usually 1-inch thick with another 1/4-inch space between the frame and the jamb. This adds up to a total of 51 1/4 inches for the width of the opening.

https://mycoastalwindows.com/french-doors-vs-sliding-glass-doors/

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.