Clarice Patio Doors October 25th, 2017 - 09:26:08
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.
Metal frames usually aluminium provide strength in compact form. As notoriously good conductors (which is a bad attribute for insulation) frames made from aluminium are thermally-broken which is a good attribute. It means that the metals on the inside and outside of the door frames are not joined preventing the temperatures from being transferred between them. A bare metal frame would look completely unattractive so it is powder-coated in a choice of over 100 standard colours including a white that resembles pvc.
Once the measurements have been taken care of it is time to explore the market for the right kind of door to fit the patio area. The most effective way to decide over the different types of patio doors is by looking at layout and design of the patio itself. If the patio windows are made up of glass walls a glass patio door will fit best. If a home features a screened in patio a screen door will look most appropriate. After the type of door is chosen different costs will be incurred for the different types of doors. Glass patio doors are going to cost a little bit more but can serve as storm doors that insulate the home much better. These doors tend to cost in the $200 or more range but are effective and elegant pieces to add to the patio setting.
An alternative solution is to order patio doors with integral horizontal blinds factory sealed inside the double-glazing cavity. Proven to be reliable the blinds can be operated via a magnet system (there is an alternative electronic option) that enables the slats to be easily angled to control the amount of light filtering through and can also raise and lower the blinds for maximum light or shade. A major advantage of opting for internally sealed blinds rather than separate blinds is that they are totally maintenance-free - no arduous dusting or cleaning - and because the blinds are encapsulated inside the glazed panels they are exceptionally difficult to break.