Bisaillon Patio Doors October 10th, 2017 - 02:03:16
Going with a wooden door style means that youll probably pay a bit more and youll need to keep up with their maintenance if you wish to keep them from getting that weathered look. However wood is a luxurious material that provides your home with a natural ambience and charm. Patio doors can be found in hardwood types such as oak cherry and mahogany which are strong and blend well with many interiors and exterior areas.
While these particular types of doors are often the basics of indoor to outdoor entrances another perhaps more decorative choice when it comes to both interior and external decor are french patio doors. French doors give a home a certain look and style that your traditional sliding glass door simply cannot. French doors offer a distinct look that is both beautiful and practical. If however you are looking for an option for a patio door to your new home or you are simply looking for a replacement to your old patio doors there are a few things that you will want to consider when looking for french patio doors. The first thing that you will want to consider with french patio doors is the materials that they are constructed of. Typically you will find two options. The first option and the most widely used material for French doors are wood.
The patio wheel adjusting screws are located at either end of the bottom section of the door. Some patio doors have a blanking plug covering the adjustment hole remove the plug and use a torch to shine into the bottom section of the door to determine where the screw is located and what type of screw it is. There maybe two screws that are visible one is an adjustment screw and the other is a fixing screw that holds the patio frame together. Use a long screwdriver to turn the adjusting screw in a clockwise direction to raise the patio. Adjust both wheels the same and check if the patio is level by almost closing the door and noting the gap between the door and the frame. Adjust the wheels until the gap is even all the way down. You may need to move the door locking keeper on the frame after adjusting the wheels. If this didnt solve the problem you may need to replace the patio wheels.
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.