Gaetane Patio Doors October 26th, 2017 - 04:23:00
Bi Folding doors were launched around the turn of the century; they can be installed in place of French doors where both doors are hinged to fold as they open together to one side. Bi folding doors can also span an opening to around 7 metres wide depending on the frame chosen. A master door can be placed amongst the doors at the ends or in the middle wherever the opening is required; this door is a standard (pivot) opening door which enables the other doors to be pushed to the side or sides of the aperture resulting in a sliding-folding action concertina-style to maximise the width of the opening between home and garden or conservatory.
There are two basic types of patio doors which include the hinged patio doors and the sliding or gliding patio doors. Hinged doors are normally available as French doors which come in a set of two doors. These normally open to the outside and may have a lot of glass incorporated into their overall construction thus allowing you a view of the outside. There are certain other hinged doors that come in the form of accordion doors and are therefore able to fold open. If you are living in regions with warmer climates you should consider investing in a good pair of accordion doors which also happen to be very space efficient. On the other hand the sliding patio doors are normally available in a set of two in which case one door slides past the other and in most cases these are entirely made out of glass.
Patio doors comprise an outer frame plus individual door frames. These can be made from wood (soft- and/or hard-wood) metal or alloys (usually aluminium) pvc (polyvinyl chloride a thermo-plastic polymer - the u stands for unplasticised) or a composite material which may comprise any of the foregoing materials plus grp (glass reinforced polymer). There is also a style known as frameless where the vertical sides of each door have no frames.
After fitting the new wheels make sure that they are adjusted completely flat or into the bottom section. This will give you more room when re-fitting the patio door. The wheels can be adjusted to the correct height after the door is fitted into the frame. Spray the wheels with a silicone lubricating spray. Before re-fitting the door clear out any debris such as leaves and dirt from the track and spray the track locking mechanism and top door channel with a silicone lubricating spray. Re-fit the door and adjust the wheels as described above.