Romaine Patio Doors October 26th, 2017 - 03:25:43
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.
Because slide-and-pivot doors have no hinges there is no requirement for a sturdy side frame; its only purpose is to cover the gasket that seals the double glazed unit. This means that the views afforded through the expanse of patio doors have minimal interruptions. At the time of writing there are two versions of frame-less glass doors available in the UK both using the slide-and-pivot technique: one manufacturer supplies their frameless glass doors with kite-marked double glazed units which have a visible seal the other uses an almost transparent method of sealing their double glazing. Contemporary by design the absence of visible characteristics makes frameless glass doors a viable option for period properties.
Patio doors may be constructed from a broad spectrum of materials. These include glass which is the most common choice and which may be incorporated as a solid panel or in a multitude of small panels which are set within a frame. If you reside in colder climates you may consider having your glass double paned insulated or specially treated such that its able to trap the heat inside your home. Alternatively you could go for doors made from aluminum and vinyl which tend to be cheaper options ideal for those working with a tight budget. You should however keep in mind that you get what you pay for and should therefore not expect aluminum or vinyl doors to wear as well as the glass patio doors.
Generally timber frames are considered more traditional and can look beautiful! Hard wood such as oak is as the name suggests far more hard-wearing than a soft wood such as pine. Weather especially strong sun can take its toll on timber frames which could need to be varnished or painted annually. Wooden frames can swell and shrink with humidity therefore opening and closing doors can require force and gaps can allow draughts in colder temperatures.