Gaetane Patio Doors October 26th, 2017 - 04:26:59
Patios are not only great additions to the household but also count in the overall features of the home. From the interior of the house a person enters the terrace through an outdoor. These doors are commonly made of a single door-sized glass panel which is installed into a door frame and door jambs.Patio doors create an illusion of a bigger space within the house because of the transparent glass that makes the outside area visible from inside. Through the porch door the beautiful patio the blue sky and the bright sun can all be seen.
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.
Metal frames usually aluminium provide strength in compact form. As notoriously good conductors (which is a bad attribute for insulation) frames made from aluminium are thermally-broken which is a good attribute. It means that the metals on the inside and outside of the door frames are not joined preventing the temperatures from being transferred between them. A bare metal frame would look completely unattractive so it is powder-coated in a choice of over 100 standard colours including a white that resembles pvc.
As with any kind of door for the home your door can also be made of different materials. A door on the patio can be made of wood which is the most popular one. Wooden doors are popular because wood can easily blend in with both the interior and exterior of a house. French patio doors for instance has always been made of wood. Nowadays though you can also consider other materials such as fiberglass or even PVC doors for your homes patio. When choosing the kind of material of course you should consider the kind of protection that you will need. Be sure that your patio doors are protected from harsh sunlight strong winds and rain. Also you can consider having your patio screened so that the insides of your home can also be protected from insects and bugs.