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French doors are classic, timeless fixtures inside homes that have a history that dates back to a time when France was yet to be powered by electricity.

Woodbridge Home Solutions, your local source of new house doors, provides you with a quick history lesson on French doors and why they are called such.

About French Doors

French doors are usually double doors with glass panels throughout their length and are often separated by numerous smaller frames. Known for their stylish appeal and considered one of the most popular door types used in homes, they weren’t always deemed as such. In fact, their origins can be traced back to their original form and use.

Back to the Renaissance

Prior to French doors becoming patio doors, they were once known as French windows. They were conceived largely because of the influence of the Renaissance. The original designs of these fixtures leaned heavily on symmetry, regularity, geometry, and proportion, all of which comprised 17th-century art.

These qualities emphasized the use of natural light, which led to the window incorporating glass panes. Windows and doors back then blocked it out. The French window then evolved, making it larger until it resembled two operable doors. After all, electricity was yet to be introduced during that time, meaning every lighting second mattered.

Today’s French Doors

Fast forward to today, we have French doors that are better, sturdier, and more beautiful than ever. They are either used as main entry doors or as something that seamlessly connects indoors with the patio or deck. Modern manufacturing advances and high-quality products have also enabled them to ensure energy efficiency.

Woodbridge patio doors provide an unobstructed view of your yard or patio while feeling safe, secure, and comfortable. Every door is precision engineered for superior durability, with heavy-duty vinyl frames and steel-reinforced door panels.

We’re available for windows, and siding installation needs as well. Woodbridge Home Solutions provides home door replacement in Dallas, Lubbock, and throughout the Lone Star State. Call us today or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on your project.

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