Yolette Patio Doors October 24th, 2017 - 05:46:42
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.
A visible "kitemark" on the glass is the consumers assurance that the double-glazed unit has been manufactured to British standards. The BSI has numerous standards including: U-value verification Window Energy Rating and Window Installation. The lower the U-value the better the thermal performance and most local authorities will require this to be 1.8 or better to meet building regulations.
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.
Cutting costs for home improvement is at the top of all homeowners lists because it makes the appearance of the house look better it can increase the property value and it provides a job to do around the home. Replacing patio doors is one of these projects that can be undertaken when the old ones get too beat up. A good patio door can be bought cheaply and installed at no extra cost by a homeowner. The very first step to getting a new patio is door is measuring the dimensions of the doorway. This will allow any door purchased to fill the space correctly. The price of not having the correct size door include lost time paying for extra materials and even energy being lost because of poor insulation qualities. Be sure to get the most accurate measurements and keep them close when purchasing a new door.