In-Swing French Doors

Enjoy the traditional beauty of a real French door. French doors are typically used wherever you want to clearly define interior and exterior spaces while still providing a grand view. When deciding to use an in-swing French patio door, it is important to ensure there is enough room for the doors to swing in without hitting walls or furniture.

An in-swing French door is a great way to:

  • Open up a room to the outdoors
  • Bring in more natural light
  • Add an entry that looks beautiful from both the inside and the outside of your home
  • Maintain usable space on the outside of the door

A French door has wider stiles and rails than a traditional sliding door. This makes it an especially appropriate choice for traditional architectural styles and wherever a more classic patio door is desired.

Look for Quality

Choosing a French door is different from choosing an interior French door because the patio door will be exposed to the elements. When buying a French door, consider the following:

  • Frame Materials — Consider durability and maintenance. Some of the best materials from a durability and low-maintenance point of view include vinyl and fiberglass. If your door will not be protected from the elements, such as with an awning, you should consider a more durable frame material.
  • Operation — Check to make sure the door seals tight and the locks engage.
  • Security — Examine the locking system. Hardware selections vary, and the best doors will feature quality hardware. Locks should meet or exceed local forced–entry code.
  • Hinges — Look for heavy-duty hinges that are preferably adjustable to allow for vertical and horizontal panel adjustments.
  • Energy Efficiency — Make sure the French door you buy is well insulated and comes with the appropriate energy-saving glass to reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Grids or no Grids

For a multiple-pane look, a French door can often be ordered with a variety of grid options between the panes of glass. Interior and exterior snap-in grids also are available and can create an even more authentic look of a door composed of individual lites.

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In-Swing French Doors are available in the following series:

Wood Doors

Essence™ Series In-Swing French Wood Doors
Essence™ Series Wood doors re-imagined. Essence Series windows have greater energy efficiency, superior durability all with a warm, traditional style. View Details

Vinyl Doors

Tuscany® Series In-Swing French Vinyl Doors
Tuscany® Series Our most popular vinyl sliding glass door provides a substantial wide frame for a traditional look. Also available in French-Style. View Details

Fiberglass Doors

Ultra™ Series In-Swing French Fiberglass Doors
Ultra™ Series A traditional French door look with the superior durability, strength and weather resistance of fiberglass. View Details
WoodClad™ Series In-Swing French Fiberglass Doors
WoodClad™ Series The durability of fiberglass on the outside and the warmth of wood on the inside. View Details
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i am a professional installer. I have installed about 12 of these in the last month. I was initially attracted to the texture of the surface. It was not all glossed out like vinyl doors. The working mechanisms are about the same, with the stainless steel 3 point locking system, the lift lever latching, with the sidelights with lever handleset, and the adjustable hinge system. But, the major point that sold me was the ease of replacement glass if needed. On wood French doors, generally, they can't just replace the glass, the whole sash or full panel must be removed. which means staining and lacquering, or new prime and paint will be needed. The frames are stiffer, and reduce the possibility of snapping a corner during transport. Easy to square-up due to the stiff side frames. I could go on and on, but I think they are a great product, and no issues. Why would anyone use wood doors? South facing house Vs. North. no worry of rot, pests or kid damage. March 21, 2014
Not worth the price you pay We bought this product with the understanding that they are the best on the market, we were wrong. Firstly the door opening mechanism is cheap and there is so much play that it moves an inch before the handle engages. The fiberglass framing was not correctly joined so the frame was not 100% straight and the seals on the bottom fall off when you touch them with your foot (I siliconed them in to stay). The door also has a very cheap sound when you close them and the locking mechanism is extremely complicated resulting in me inadvertently leaving the back door unlocked many times. To add insult to injury we had hair (black and curly) in-between the panes but milguard did replace them for free only that they put the new glass in upside down with the grids not exactly straight (inside as well). In my opinion they are cutting way too many costs and unfortunately I am stuck with the result. January 9, 2014
Love the look of the door in the formal living room We looked for French doors for a long time because the original slider was huge and many companies would not work with us in doing what they considered a "custom" size. Milgard came to the rescue. The door is beautiful and it effortlessly expands the space from indoors to an outdoors. The only suggestion I would have is to give an option of having a screen installed in between the two main doors. As much as we like to keep it open, we have a cat and we can't do that without risking her escaping. We will probably look into having an invisible screen put in at some point. The door is beautiful, though. It transformed the entire room. May 2, 2013
Well built and looks great The outside fiberglass is great. Resists the elements and looks nice. At the same time the interior wood is beautiful. I finished mine with a white wash and clear coats. April 8, 2012
Amazing Door. This door is more solid that he solid door that we replaced. I didn't think that possible. We absolutely love it!! it looks perfect like it always belonged there. The added screen feature we are for sure going to love this summer! Everything came pre-installed, all we did was put it in the hole in the house, and poof it was perfect! My only problem was figuring out how to operate the handles. That was a learning curve, as we had no directions included with our door. When we figured this out, it was a very impressive door, with amazingly secure feel. Would order from Milgard over and over! Thanks!!! February 27, 2012
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