Romaine Patio Doors September 25th, 2017 - 05:08:44
Efficient use of energy is a must these days. It would not only lead to lesser expenses but it would also help clean our environment by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Most people say that it would be up to the government and huge power-consuming companies to figure out ways to develop technology to curb off carbon emissions. Yet we should also help in the fight to keep the well being of our environment. We can do little things on our home that would help us use energy efficiently.
Most people are familiar with the sliding glass patio doors. Usually this is two doors with big open space windows that allow a lot of light into the home. The doors use a sliding track system that has little round discs sitting inside a mechanism providing traction. Sliding glass doors made out of wood can be plain or very dramatic in design. It really depends on what you envision for your particular home decor.
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.
Patios are designed to be a continuation of the house into the backyard area and with this in mind the doors often have quite a bit of glass in them to offer you a good view. While you may enjoy this view the thing is there are times when youd like to have some privacy separating you from others outside and vice versa. Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters the home through the patio doors is another issue of concern. Bright light shining into a room isnt always desirable so you need a solution that solves both problems at the same time.