Yolette Patio Doors October 26th, 2017 - 03:35:49
Traditional patio doors are made of wooden frames. Wood is certainly an elegant frame for a door. The main drawback those with wooden frames is cost. Arguably these doors are a lot cheaper than wooden ones. In terms of durability aluminum beats wood. With a high tensile strength aluminum is made to last a lifetime. It does not easily get scratched by cats or dogs like wood does; aluminum is virtually scratch-free if taken cared of properly. Longevity of aluminum cannot be questioned too. Compared to wood aluminum does not suffer from rot. Nor would it easily corrode. Pound for pound aluminum doors to your patio outmatch wooden ones where toughness is concerned.
You may not have notice but your old fashioned patio door is causing you to spend unnecessary energy. Ordinary glass is a notoriously good thermal conductor. During summer months it can let heat from the outside to travel inside. And when it is winter it can easily radiate coldness inside and may cause drafts. More heat or cold inside the home during summer or winter translates into more use of air-conditioning or heating systems. That means more energy use and more carbon emission and more expensive electric bills. But these doors are such an elegant household feature that many home owners before are not worried about spending more money for electricity and more energy that would cause more carbon emissions. Some have advocated the use of tinted patio glass doors. While tinted glass may be a good thermal insulator it would deprive a home owner the most valued asset of this type of door: visual transparency. A patio door that would not allow a home owner to relax inside his home to get an uninterrupted view of his garden or yard would be just the same as a standard entry door.
Sight lines is the term used to describe the interruptions in the view through the doors; in other words the width of the vertical opaque areas between the glass when the doors are closed. On hinged doors such as French doors and bi folding doors timber and pvc frames generally have broad sight lines because unlike aluminium narrower frames would not be strong enough to be fit for purpose. As a guide to the width of two frames together cheaper pvc door frames can exceed 200mm aluminium frames are typically between 135mm and 160mm and frameless patio doors sight lines are under 40mm. Depending on the width of each door and number of doors to be installed the difference in glass to frame ratio could be significant.
Cutting costs for home improvement is at the top of all homeowners lists because it makes the appearance of the house look better it can increase the property value and it provides a job to do around the home. Replacing patio doors is one of these projects that can be undertaken when the old ones get too beat up. A good patio door can be bought cheaply and installed at no extra cost by a homeowner. The very first step to getting a new patio is door is measuring the dimensions of the doorway. This will allow any door purchased to fill the space correctly. The price of not having the correct size door include lost time paying for extra materials and even energy being lost because of poor insulation qualities. Be sure to get the most accurate measurements and keep them close when purchasing a new door.