#Hurricane rated #frenchdoor for Florida USA

by Jerome
(Tampa, FLA, USA)

I live in Florida. Can french doors be hurricane rated?

Second question do I need a screen with my french door if i have an enclosed patio?

Hi Jerome;

Marvin Windows makes hurricane rated french doors and I am sure that other major manufacturers have them.

In Florida the local dealer from the Marvin website would be:

Central Florida Glass and Mirror
4441 US Hwy 27 South
Sebring, FL 33870
(863) 385-8289
(863) 385-2340 (Fax)

The Marvin hurricane rated french door appears to be an outswing model where the doors open out.

That means you would need a retractable screen on the inside. My French Door kit goes on the outside and works only with inswing doors.

As well, doors made of fiberglass would be a good choice as these are the strongest for storm conditions.

You probably dont need a screen door on your french door if you already have an screened in patio.

If you want the screens on the patio left off for a better view you might want to put a screen on the french door.

If you are going to put out the money for a hurricane rated door you might as well go a little more for a nice retractable on the the inside.

Hope this helps

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