Sabourin Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 07:29:28
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.
As with timber the quality of pvc frames available can vary - and generally you get what you pay for. The better ones will usually be reinforced with metal internally for greater strength but the cheaper options can be a nightmare to live with - sticking twisting splitting discolouring warping - often within a very short time. Most usually supplied as white some manufacturers offer limited colour options or wood effect finishes.
Whats good about the this door is that it connects the outside world to the home. If an ordinary door with no glass panels is used even if there is patio just outside the house the people inside will not get to see it. On the other hand a homeowner will be able to see the dainty veranda and the beautiful outdoors every time he passes by the porch door.Patio doors have many varieties. At most times they use the sliding door design and can remain open throughout the day. Swinging balcony doors are also available.Courtyard doors with double-leaves add much more space in the house because of their transparent double leaves. There are also foldable patio doors. Some have two three or four foldable leaves and as the leaves increase the bigger the open area can become.
The latest patio doors innovation is slide-and-pivot doors. Developed and launched since 2007/8 slide-and-pivot doors incorporate the major benefits of bifolding doors and sliding patio doors. Comprising a number of individual glazed panels that fit snugly together when closed there is a master door that can be opened with a standard (pivot) action enabling the other doors to be moved individually along the top and bottom guides; as each door is moved to the end of the guides it can also pivot open to increase the access width between the divided areas ( to a suggested maximum of approximately 8 metres).