Entry Doors

MacyPAFebruary 16, 2012

I know this forum is for windows, but will ask my door questions since there is not a forum for that.

What is the standard width of double entry doors?

What is considered a better look, double entry doors or single entry door with one or two sidelights?


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Standard size double doors are general 5'-0" (2 2'-6" doors), 5'-4" (2 2'8" doors), and 6'-0" (2 3'-0" doors). Appearance of double doors or single doors with sidelites is totally dependent on the person and the style of home.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 11:01AM
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Depends on where the double doors are located. Front Doors in my area are most often approx. 72x80. However rear doors such as French Doors can range between 48"-68"x80 with the most common size being 64x80. The largest sidelite offered by most door manufacturers is 14" but there are some styles available with 16" S/L.

As noted, which looks best is a matter of personal taste. I've never really seen any benefit to a double door. My personal preference is a door and 2 sidelites.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 12:51PM
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I agree with skydawggy, also double doors are prone to leaking especially in a front door due to the fact that they are normally supplied with a fairly low profile sill as opposed to patio doors which are generally supplied with taller saddles.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2012 at 2:22PM
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