Bisaillon Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 09:24:57
There are a wide range of designs styles and options of patio doors to select from for your home. It is important to keep in mind the amount of space you are working with when choosing the right patio doors for your home. If you have a small space you may want to go for sliding doors for your doors. On the other hand a large patio would be best served by a pair of expansive French-style doors. The doors you select should also be weather tight against the elements such as wind rain and snow.
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.
In addition to your choice of wood type you can also find hardwood patio doors in a variety of sizes styles and colors. While some hardwoods are stained a certain color others are painted white or left in their natural color. Popular styles of wooden doors for patios are French doors and sliding doors although there are several other styles that also work great. French patio doors have that old-style provincial look that is very classy and elegant. These doors can have one big pane of glass or multiple panes of glass. Depending on how large your door area is you can have two doors installed or as many as four standing side-by-side to create a stunning scenic view to your backyard.
You may not have notice but your old fashioned patio door is causing you to spend unnecessary energy. Ordinary glass is a notoriously good thermal conductor. During summer months it can let heat from the outside to travel inside. And when it is winter it can easily radiate coldness inside and may cause drafts. More heat or cold inside the home during summer or winter translates into more use of air-conditioning or heating systems. That means more energy use and more carbon emission and more expensive electric bills. But these doors are such an elegant household feature that many home owners before are not worried about spending more money for electricity and more energy that would cause more carbon emissions. Some have advocated the use of tinted patio glass doors. While tinted glass may be a good thermal insulator it would deprive a home owner the most valued asset of this type of door: visual transparency. A patio door that would not allow a home owner to relax inside his home to get an uninterrupted view of his garden or yard would be just the same as a standard entry door.