Metal French Doors: Weathering the Storm Metal French Doors: Weathering the Storm
Metal French doors are practical, stylish and able to withstand hurricane force winds.
Metal French Doors and Storms
For homeowners that live in areas that are prone to tornados and hurricanes, metal French doors are not only an attractive element but a necessity. They need a door that can provide protection from damaging winds and flying debris. Metal French doors are also available with impact resistant glass panels. The deadbolt and vertical bolts at the top and bottom of the door should be engaged during a storm to add extra reinforcement.
Metal French Doors
Metal French doors are made of a steel surface with an insulated core. The insulated material is usually polystyrene or polyurethane. To prevent condensation a thermal break exists between the door and interior steel frame. The doors have the strength of metal but the look of a wood French door. The surface of a metal French door can be smooth or accept a stain. Other than deciding to stain your door, metal French doors don’t need any maintenance.
A tight seal is accomplished with a magnetic weather-strip. The weather-strip is attached around the perimeter of the door stopping unwanted air, water and noise from entering your home.