Clarice Patio Doors October 24th, 2017 - 05:26:03
Some manufactures offer optional extras such as tinted glass anti-sun laminated obscured glass and Argon-filled double-glazing. It is also possible to match existing period features by specifying Georgian bar or leaded-light in rectangular or diamond style. An innovative option is switchable privacy glass which enables molecules inside the double-glazing to become transparent or opaque at the press of a button; this is expensive though typically doubling the original price of good quality patio doors.
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.
Installing these doors isnt as simple as it may seem and should therefore only be done by a professional. This is because it is important to get a tight seal as well as ensure that the weather stripping in the door frame has been placed properly. This particularly applies to the older homes as it can often prove challenging when hanging the doors such that they are plumb be able to seal out the elements and still be able to open and close the doors easily. Be sure to also select doors that will fit into the space without requiring any modifications. It is therefore advisable to dig deeper into your pocket to find the cash to pay for a professional door installation service that will ensure that your patio doors are perfectly installed the first time around.
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).