Need help with french doors or windows
I have to replace floor to ceiling windows that do not open. I thought about double french doors since they open to the deck. I have 2 windows, but we are thinking about adding a 3rd. We have such a great view! Plus it seems like we need a 3rd window because it doesn't look right with 2 huge windows and a large blank wall. You can see the insulation where we want to put the other window/door.
This is an east view out the window. We live in SE Oklahoma so we don't get a whole lot of uninterrupted cold weather. We could have 2 weeks of ice storm, then 80 degree weather or 20 degrees one day and 80 the next. Last year no snow. So far none this year.
So...we need insulating doors or windows. Morning sun in those windows with large overhanging eaves, but we still need good windows for insulation.
We worry about the energy efficiency of french doors. Would 3 sets of double french doors be overkill for that room? It is about 20 x 35 and joins our living room which is 30 x 35..which joins our kitchen which is 15 x 25. So it almost looks like one huge room.
So any advice on which windows or doors? All french doors or 1 door and the rest windows? Height of windows? The door openings could be 76.5" by 81" tall.
Money is tight since we need to finish the kitchen remodel first. We are hoping to have money left over for the doors or windows.
Thanks for your help! Peke
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