Martine Patio Doors October 10th, 2017 - 02:17:13
Traditional or modern? Classic or contemporary? Varying tastes and different architectures throughout the years as well as innovations and enhanced lifestyles have given rise to the wide choice in patio door variations currently available in Britain. This article aims to describe the types of patio doors - their styles and functionality similarities and differences together with some of their main advantages and popular options - in order to provide readers with an informative guide.
A good place to start would be a home design store that offers patio doors with built in blinds. You will need to know the measurements of your door area in order to get an idea of the sizing needed. The more popular door units will be energy efficient to keep your home insulated from both hot and cold weather temperatures. The actual blinds themselves are usually white in color and have features like tilt and raise operation and maintenance free styling. These doors are also built to be strong and weather resistant so they should last for years without any problems.
As with timber the quality of pvc frames available can vary - and generally you get what you pay for. The better ones will usually be reinforced with metal internally for greater strength but the cheaper options can be a nightmare to live with - sticking twisting splitting discolouring warping - often within a very short time. Most usually supplied as white some manufacturers offer limited colour options or wood effect finishes.
Originally patio doors were all of the French Door variety; that is a pair of doors that are hinged at the sides and open from the middle each door pivoting in- or out-wards. French doors are still popular especially with builders of new homes as they are comparatively cheap and easy to accommodate in place of windows and offer an alternative evacuation route for families especially for elderly or disabled people to meet improved fire safety requirements.