Romaine Patio Doors October 10th, 2017 - 02:43:37
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.
As with any kind of door for the home your door can also be made of different materials. A door on the patio can be made of wood which is the most popular one. Wooden doors are popular because wood can easily blend in with both the interior and exterior of a house. French patio doors for instance has always been made of wood. Nowadays though you can also consider other materials such as fiberglass or even PVC doors for your homes patio. When choosing the kind of material of course you should consider the kind of protection that you will need. Be sure that your patio doors are protected from harsh sunlight strong winds and rain. Also you can consider having your patio screened so that the insides of your home can also be protected from insects and bugs.
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.
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.