French doors are generally two doors and can open out or in and can be made up of any number of double glazed glass panels for exterior french doors and with single glazing or with panels for interior situations. Exterior French doors let in maximum light and when used in the interior of your home they can make a room appear larger or they could be solid panelled to create privacy, either way they also add elegance. Fench Doors were originaly made with individual panes of glass, they may have had one or multiple panes pane of glass with a frame (astragal) that defines the individual pane sections, they are now more typically constructed using false (glued) astragals to give the French doors a multi pane effect. The glass used in French doors must be tempered safety glass and can be plain or frosted but the latter is really unusual.
French doors can be made from Pvc, Aluminium or in several types of hardwood, including mahogany or oak for external doors and in any number of wood types and composite materials for interior situations. French doors are generally two doors and can open out or in, they can be single pane (double glazed for exterior doors) or with multiple pane effects, wider openings require one side light to the left or the right and in some extra wide situations they require side frames to each side.
French Doors are not really French at all, they originated in the 17th century at first as windows, not doors. French doors were brought to America by the early settlers of Louisiana and their influence can still be seen in places like New Orleans. French doors have been a feature in more "modern" homes for about 200 years and their popularity is only growing. French doors are functional and decorative at the same time, when fitted as external doors they do not give a room privacy but are perfect for bringing the inside and ouside of a home together.
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