Gaetane Patio Doors October 24th, 2017 - 05:34:07
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.
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.
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.
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.