French Doors: Why They are Called Such (Part 2)The roots of French doors could be traced back to 16th to17th century when France was at war with Italy, which had been experience. After victories by the French over the Italians, the former brought along with them some Renaissance artworks as well as some Renaissance architectural ideas. Since the Renaissance style focuses on proportion and symmetry and places emphasis on light, the French incorporated this form and pattern on their doors. The French found out that a window-like door -- with glass panes extending for most of its length-- provides a perfect sense of regularity, proportion and illumination. This was a perfect setup for that time, since humans have yet to discover and generate electricity for household consumption. This means that even by the day, a house may become dimly lit. French doors and windows were seen as the perfect solution for this problem. Not only that French doors and windows allow more light to come into a room, they are also provide elegance and beauty, thus adding to the aesthetics of a single house.A couple of history essay says that French doors were originally made from wood and wrought iron for added style. At first, individual glasses were embedded into the structure, which enables light to pass through unlike solid materials. French doors of today are made from a variety of materials like wood, PVC or aluminium. Whatever material a French door is made from, it does not lessen the fact that such door is practical and stylish. Read the first part at: http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/French-Doors-Why-They-are-Called-Such-Part-1/508237/August 23 2013 - Manchester00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.