Woodland Windows And Doors – The massive growth in demand for folding sliding doors within the last two or three years has caused a rapid increase in the choice of door systems available for the consumer.
Folding sliding doors are an perfect substitute for present sliding or French patio doors in which they can literally alter the present opening and open the space to the exterior. This sort of bi folding door is now becoming the most sought after door style for new build and house extensions whilst also demonstrating a popular upgrade choice for homeowners including a conservatory for their property on account of their capacity to seamlessly merge the new conservatory with all the garden effectively bringing the outside inside.
Folding sliding doors not just allow wider unobstructed apertures but also the higher glass area permits huge flows of natural light to enter the house from the exterior which during the colder months will offer efficient use of solar power to minimise heating expenses. Doors are available in a selection of materials such as wood, aluminium and PVC-u along using a selection of colors and finishes which can enhance any house.
You can pick from a number of engineered wood folding sliding doors such as softwood or hardwoods such as Meranti and European Oak. Timber is normally engineered or laminated to ensure it is structurally resistant to warping or twisting and doors are typically available with a factory applied translucent stain or RAL color paint finish.
Timber folding doors typically offer slim sight lines as the individual door panels are typically squared off every other with no use of further mullions between each panel and therefore maximising visible glass areas.
Timber is a natural renewable material that’s extremely energy efficient but will need regular maintenance within the life period of this door to maintain their stain or paint finish.
Aluminium folding sliding doors are typically manufactured from durable, powerful thermally broken aluminum profiles which have specifically been created with the goal. These programs are in use for many years in both domestic and commercial installations such as restaurants and resorts.
Most systems utilise bottom rolling equipment so all of the weight is carried at the bottom with guide rollers at the top and panels are usually connected to sliding and floating mullions which help to ensure the door works smoothly and effortlessly.
Aluminum is a popular choice for this kind of folding door as it is virtually maintenance free, hard wearing and good looking. Aluminum folding sliding doors are available in over 200 distinct RAL paint finishes which can normally be given in your choice of matt, gloss or silk finish. It’s also possible to specify dual colours with another colour externally and internally.
Also referred to as plastic or PVC-u fold sliding doors this kind of door is comparatively new in the market place compared to aluminum or wood. Owing to the comparative low cost uPVC door producers have quickly adapted their current uPVC door profiles to make bi folding doors in response to an increasingly expanding market that required a more affordable folding door method. UPVC folding sliding doors can be substantially cheaper than their aluminum or wood counterparts but there’s frequently a trade-off in layout components that can sometimes compromise the quality of the product.
Adapting bulky wide uPVC steel reinforced profiles which were initially made for traditional hinged exterior doors meant glass sight lines were substantially reduced and the doors utilized ugly face fixed hinges and vulnerable gearing which also occasionally posed a security hazard.
But some manufacturers have started to introduce another generation of uPVC folding doors with slimmer profiles and concealed gearing which compare favourably with those of wood and aluminum. Heavy steel profile reinforcement is beginning to be replaced by lighter yet more durable recycled composite material that’s also much more energy efficient.
Originally posted 2017-07-28 04:12:23.