French doors are a timeless addition to any home and offer a beautiful aesthetic. However, not every aspect of french doors is practical for every family or homeowner. Deciding factors may include certain stylistic preferences as well as concerns for maximum energy efficiency.

Understanding the pros and cons of french doors will help you decide whether it's the right choice for your home.

Pros of French Doors


Perhaps the most obvious benefit of installing French doors in your home is their aesthetic appeal. Simply put, French doors are beautiful. They offer a timeless, elegant appearance to both your home’s interior and exterior.

If you’re looking for a way to boost your home’s curb appeal and interior aesthetics, opt for French doors!

Maximize the Space

Because French doors allow optimal natural lighting into a room, they can make the space feel larger and more spacious. You can choose to put the French doors in between two rooms or have them lead to your backyard. If you choose to leave the doors open, you can generate maximum flow and movement between the two areas.

Customizable Features

There is a wide range of materials and sizes available when it comes to choosing your new French doors. From wood to steel and aluminum, you can choose the materials that best fit your home’s current style and aesthetics.

Cons of French Doors

Space Requirements

While French doors can make a room feel larger, the actual installation and size of the door will require space. French doors open via door hinges, meaning they will need to open outward into the room.

If you’re interested in installing French doors in your home, you should choose a space that won’t be blocked by sofas or other furniture.

Lower Energy Efficiency

French doors have a unique design and while they are beautiful in appearance, their design doesn’t promote high energy efficiency. Exposed gaps in their design can cause drafts during particularly cold winter days.

Potentially High Price

While French doors do enhance your home’s aesthetics and value, they can at first be pricey to install. You can expect a price range from $500 to $4,000 depending on the size, design, and style of your French door.

Window World is Your French Door Contractor

If you’re thinking a French door would make a nice addition to your home, the contractors at Window World are happy to assist. We offer professional French door and window installation for homeowners in the Twin Cities.

Our trained and experienced team knows what it takes to flawlessly install your new French doors so that they’re ready to serve you and your family for years to come. Start your service with a free estimate and contact Window World today at 651-770-5570.

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