When one refers to a sliding door, it means having a door fitted to runners and it moves on a fixed track to ensure smooth movement. Most sliding door frames, if not all, are made of aluminium. There are many reasons and benefits why aluminium is the preferred medium when it comes to sliding doors. The advantages are:
Durability and Easy on Maintenance
Compared to wood, aluminium sliding doors are a lot more durable and relatively easy to care for. Wooden sliding doors, if too thin would warp over time thus causing functionality issues; whilst if too heavy, would put undue stress on rollers causing mechanical failure. A wonderful quality of aluminium is its durability that belies its light weight. It can be installed in almost all types of weather conditions and perform flawlessly for a long period of time.
Versatility of Aluminium sliding doors
Due to it’s durable but light weigh properties, aluminium sliding doors can be installed in any part of your premise securely and safely. The applications of aluminium sliding doors, as well as windows, for your homes are literally endless. For example, it can be used as exterior doors, balcony doors, living room doors, garage doors, kitchen doors, bathroom doors and the list goes on. Aluminium door frames work superbly well with glass panes thereby yielding further benefits such as having the luxury of natural light coming through to the interior of your premise. The pliable and easy form factor of aluminium makes proper and well fitted installation relatively easy. The rigidity and light weight of aluminium sliding doors allows for larger glass panes to be fitted to suit your home’s layout dimensions.
Conventional doors have hinges that enable them to either open inwards or outwards. This, depending on the size of the doors, adequate clearance space is required. This clearance takes up valuable space that otherwise could be put to better use. On the other hand, aluminium sliding doors operate on a linear plane with one pane of glass gliding in parallel over another pane of glass on a track. No surrounding space is required for clearance to open or close the doors.
Large sliding aluminium doors help to create the illusion of expanse of space. Homes illuminated by nature light coming through the aluminium sliding glass doors look roomier, airier and certainly more cheerful. Small rooms take on larger perspectives by having a pleasant mirror effect. Aluminium sliding doors also create a seamless look between the interior and exterior of your home.
Installing aluminium sliding doors can really open up your home, helping to seamlessly blend the outdoors and indoors. You can enjoy the wonderful view outside from the comfort of interior of your house. Not only that, you can monitor your kids or pets preferring safely outdoors while you go about with your domestic chores. Families with young children also have the added benefit of being able to monitor their kids playing safely outdoors while getting on with their domestic chores inside.
Not only are aluminium sliding glass doors and windows durable and long lasting, they also possess high thermal and energy efficiency. Installed properly, they are also incredibly wind resistant. All these go a long way to save you money on your heating bills through any season.
The openings of aluminium sliding glass doors replaced typically wider and that allow for easy movements from the interior to the exterior of your house and vice versa. Large furniture and other bulky ornaments do not have to be removed for your guests flitting in and out of your house when you are having a party at home. This makes intermingling a lot more pleasant. Moving large equipment or furniture in and out of your house through a sliding aluminium glass door is a lot easier than true traditional door accesses.