Clarice Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 08:56:30
The latest patio doors innovation is slide-and-pivot doors. Developed and launched since 2007/8 slide-and-pivot doors incorporate the major benefits of bifolding doors and sliding patio doors. Comprising a number of individual glazed panels that fit snugly together when closed there is a master door that can be opened with a standard (pivot) action enabling the other doors to be moved individually along the top and bottom guides; as each door is moved to the end of the guides it can also pivot open to increase the access width between the divided areas ( to a suggested maximum of approximately 8 metres).
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.
An alternative solution is to order patio doors with integral horizontal blinds factory sealed inside the double-glazing cavity. Proven to be reliable the blinds can be operated via a magnet system (there is an alternative electronic option) that enables the slats to be easily angled to control the amount of light filtering through and can also raise and lower the blinds for maximum light or shade. A major advantage of opting for internally sealed blinds rather than separate blinds is that they are totally maintenance-free - no arduous dusting or cleaning - and because the blinds are encapsulated inside the glazed panels they are exceptionally difficult to break.
Double glazed doors are not just energy savers they also offer other advantages for homeowners. For one thing they offer an elegant exterior. They also allow more natural light to get inside your home. More natural light would greatly enhance the interior of your home. So you will get a more elegant exterior and interior with this type of door. If you still have an old fashioned patio door or if you are planning to install a new patio door consider the great benefits that you will get with a double glazed patio door. You will not only cut down your electric bill with a double glazed patio door but you will also help reduce carbon emissions and help in keeping the well being of our environment.