Lamontagne Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 08:24:56
It is now easier to choose the style for your door because homeowners now have more choices. In the old days most patios can do with any kind of door. Some even think that any door is good enough just as long as it closes and opens when you please it. Of course if you want your home to be in style then you also have to make sure that the patio door style you choose should not go against your homes general theme.
There are also many styles of the patio door. Some patio doors are made using the French door design where the single panel of glass is cut into several pieces. The door frame of the French door has mullions the bars where the glass panels are attached. Using a French deck door still creates the same transparent effect although with a little more elegance.Some deck doors make use of sidelights to create a more spacious look. Sidelights are door-length windows installed at either side of the door. They may only be windows but they also use glass panels making them transparent and letting more light and view into the house. Sidelights may either be narrower than or as wide as the doors themselves.
In the mid-20th century sliding doors became very popular - two or three panels of glass that slide along grooves in the floor. To distinguish them from traditional French doors they were marketed with the thoroughly modern name of Patio Doors and this is often the image people have today when that term is used. Easily installed in place of a window the immediate advantages were additional natural light and access to the garden. They also became a popular option to use where a pivot door opening space was limited or where the aperture was wider than a pair of French doors. Older installations were typically single-glazed prone to warping and usually became difficult to slide open and closed. Still available today but in a developed form with double glazing and rollers for easier sliding the popularity of sliding doors during this century has declined as bifolding doors gained market share.
That solution is patio doors with built in blinds. While having blinds put over patio doors is nothing new having them built directly into the doors themselves is a modern invention. The convenience of blinds included with the door can save you a lot of time and money from searching high and low for the right set of blinds that will fit your doors. You can install them yourself or have a professional do this for you. First though youll need to do some research on what type of doors will fit best in your home.