Add Beauty & Security to Your Home, Perfect for Pet Doors
French doors add beauty and elegance to a room, coming in a wide variety of styles, and a range of materials that includes fiberglass, vinyl and aluminum. You can also get them with a wood finish on the interior, and cladding on the exterior, which reduces maintenance and improves energy efficiency.
They’re an easy solution for pet doors, too, if you order a half or three-quarter panel of glass on the active door, instead of a full panel. Our installers simply cut the opening in the bottom panel of the door where there’s no glass.
Many homeowners choose them for how they look, but they are a nice option for anyone looking for less maintenance, too. They last longer than a sliding glass door, and offer more protection against break-ins. They use standard locking handle sets and deadbolts—and because the hinges are on the interior of the door, not the exterior, it’s not possible to lift the door out of the frame from outside the home.
All in all, they’re an excellent solution.
Here’s What Our Customers Say…
The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
I would highly recommend the company.
Common questions about French doors…
You can choose to have the doors swing open into the home, which is often preferred so wind cannot grab the door and slam it open—or you can have the door swing out to the patio, which keeps it out of the way if you’re inside the home and space is limited. You’ll decide when approving the estimate, so we can order the correct product.
When you approve an estimate for French doors, you’ll either select hardware from options offered by the manufacturer of the door you’ve selected, or choose to provide your own. They use standard handle sets and deadbolts, such as Schlage or Kwik. If you elect to provide the hardware, it’s needed when we show up to do the installation.
Because of the latches, hardware and hinges, French doors are secured to the door opening on all four sides of each door.
When comparing a set of French doors to a standard sliding glass door, the French doors are more expensive.
After all, they are a set of double-doors with glass inserts, rather than large panes of glass with a simple metal frame around the glass that’s set on rollers. The French doors are more durable, and have a longer lifespan.
They also offer far more design flexibility, since you can choose from a variety of style, color, finish and energy efficiency options, which simply aren’t available for a sliding glass door. You can also select from a variety of privacy options, such as mini-blinds between the panes of glass, and privacy glass (frosted, satin or patterned).