For those looking for French patio doors in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas, we wanted to share the following brief overview of one of our most popular items; Jeld-Wen French patio doors.

Jeld-Wen is one of the most reputable manufacturers of doors and windows in the US. The company started in Oregon in the sixties with the goal of crafting reliable windows and doors. There are many different types of door options when it comes to creating an opening to a patio or deck. Choices for patio doors include sliding doors, folding doors and swinging doors, also often called “French doors”.

When looking at adding an element of drama to the home, the French patio door creates the most impact.  So what is a French door? A French door is a swing type door with glass panels in each door leaf. They are most often used as a decorative element since they only provide a minimal amount of privacy.

Jeld-Wen manufactures French doors via the following materials:

  • Vinyl French doors – A strong plastic material that is used for its durability, energy efficiency and ability to stand up to the elements.  This material will never fade in color, flake, peel or rot. Note that this material is only recommended for southeastern parts of the US, not for the Albuquerque, NM area, but we wanted to let you know the option exists.
  • Wood French doors – Wood options include a variety of species, such as fir, pine, mahogany or alder.  Each species has a range of characteristics, like grain, color and sap content, which contributes to its unique appearance.
  • Clad-Wood French doors – Like a coat of armor, cladding is a strong layer of metal on the exterior of wood patio doors, providing extra protection and low maintenance benefits with no exterior painting required.

If interested in learning more about French patio doors and other door options, stop by our location. We are right here in Albuquerque and service the entire Albuquerque and Santa Fe area.  Plus, we like helping and provide free, no pressure estimates.