French doors — also known as double doors — can beautifully transform your home. Those with glass panels let in natural light and provide a view of the outdoors. Not only are they elegant, but they are very functional — they allow you to open up your house when needed, whether you need to bring large furniture through the doors or have a spacious entry point during friendly gatherings. They are very durable and have been designed to withstand the wear and tear of daily use. New entry systems are fully customizable with options for different colours, glass designs, and grills to suit your home’s style. Centennial’s French doors are a beautiful solution to provide you with improved energy efficiency and insulation with reduced maintenance.
The jamb is the main support for an entry system.
- Acts as the frame for the slab and sidelites
- The transitional component between the entry system and your home
Ensure the opening is level, square, and plumb.
Low Root Pan Head Screws
Centennial’s low root pan head screws are customized for door installation.
- Distributes pressure evenly on frames
- Allows for expansion and contraction during seasonal changes
Maintain the efficiency of your entry system.
Premium cedar shims keep doors level, square, and plumb.
- Pre-engineered for consistency of shape and size
- Contains natural oils to repel moisture
Feel your doors operate the same as they did the day they were installed!
Forged Brass Hardware
Solid forged brass Centennial hardware is heavier and stronger than aluminum or plated steel hardware.
- Offers increased security
- Allows for smooth operation
Choose from over 100 style and colour combinations!
The skin is the exterior of the slab and is made of steel.
- Steel slabs have a smooth finish
- Fibreglass slabs have a woodgrain texture
Choose the style that suits your home!
Stiles and Rails
Stiles and rails form the internal frame of the slab.
- Stiles run vertically along the sides
- Rails run horizontally along the top and bottom
Keep your door straight and resist warping.
Fibreglass Entry Door Systems
Centennial’s beautiful, premium high density fibreglass doors are strong, versatile, and resist warping.
Steel Entry Door Systems
Centennial’s steel entrance doors are extremely durable with galvanized steel that provides added rust resistance.
Dramatically change the look of your home with elegant yet durable garden doors.
Vinyl Sliding Patio Doors
Our sliding patio doors are made from high-quality vinyl, which helps control your home’s temperature without compromising natural light.
We wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our new doors. They complement the décor in our home beautifully. The new system that was installed where the window used to be in our dining room looks AMAZING! It is so nice to be able to have doors that actually open and close the way they’re supposed to. The installers were incredible. They capped everything, trimmed everything, and cleaned up after themselves in only two days. Thank you for everything you've done for our home.Rick & Renee Scotland, ON
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between French and garden doors?
Garden and French doors are both types of entry systems, meaning they lead from the exterior of your home to the inside. The main difference is where the hinges are located and how they operate. Garden doors are hinged in the centre and come with a rolling screen door. They have one operational panel and a stationary panel that cannot be opened. French doors are hinged at the sides. They have one operational panel and one stationary panel; however, the stationary panel can be opened by releasing the locking mechanism.
Are French doors energy efficient?
Upgrading to new, ENERGY STAR® certified models can help to dramatically increase your home’s energy efficiency, as older French doors can be a significant source of heat loss in your home. For the highest energy ratings, choose systems that do not have glass; the more glass surface, the lower the energy rating. Keep in mind that new sealed glass units can be far more energy efficient than older styles, meaning that you can achieve higher ratings for doors with glass doorlites today than you could in the past.
Where in my home should I install French doors?
Exterior French doors are a great choice for large entryways where you are looking to make a grand statement. They work well on both the front and back of homes and allow natural light to flow into the living space when ordered with full glass doorlites. They are available in both steel and fibreglass and, depending on the material you choose, can be coated in one of 29 standard colours or one of four woodgrain stains.