Romaine Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 08:17:15
Originally patio doors were all of the French Door variety; that is a pair of doors that are hinged at the sides and open from the middle each door pivoting in- or out-wards. French doors are still popular especially with builders of new homes as they are comparatively cheap and easy to accommodate in place of windows and offer an alternative evacuation route for families especially for elderly or disabled people to meet improved fire safety requirements.
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.
Patios are designed to be a continuation of the house into the backyard area and with this in mind the doors often have quite a bit of glass in them to offer you a good view. While you may enjoy this view the thing is there are times when youd like to have some privacy separating you from others outside and vice versa. Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters the home through the patio doors is another issue of concern. Bright light shining into a room isnt always desirable so you need a solution that solves both problems at the same time.
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.