Lamontagne Patio Doors October 26th, 2017 - 04:06:13
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.
Everybody wants to have a nice home a place where the family can come together and live in peace and harmony. The image of the house is simple yet charming and the homeowners personality is displayed by the interior design. The house with a patio would be magnificent and the element to complete the entire aesthetic of the house is the patio door.Patios are a pleasing area of the house because they allow the homeowners to experience the warm sunny outdoors without having to leave the home. Originally a Spanish word "patio" does literally mean backyard. A patio can have a garden an outdoor dining area a swimming pool or even a small court.
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.
Arguably French doors could be considered as retractable as each door can be pulled back. The advantage of retractable doors is that maximum access is possible between the two sides of the aperture whereas sliding panel doors generally overlap unless built to retract into a recess.