Glass doors are one of the most popular features in new homes and businesses. They enhance views, provide natural light, and improve ventilation. These doors are showstoppers thanks to their ability to blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors.
Are you thinking about renovating your home during this COVID-19 pandemic? An easy place to start is by swapping out your old doors for some luxurious, glass ones. Read on to learn more about the radiance of glass doors.
What Makes Glass Doors So Special?
Your entry door sets the tone for the rest of your home, and if yours is dated and dented, then perhaps it’s time for a new one. Glass doors come in a variety of mechanisms and styles, from hinged and sliding to stacking and pivoting, the possibilities are endless! So, how should you pick the perfect one for your home?
In today’s blog, we’ll explore three different types of glass doors and their clear-cut benefits.
1. French Doors
Since you’re practicing shelter-in-place, you probably shouldn’t go to France right now. Fortunately, you can bring France into your home with French doors! French doors are a pair of single-hinged doors that open away from each other. Traditional ones have multiple timber-framed glass panels and swing inwards, but you can customize the mechanism to your liking.
These doors are excellent for both interior and exterior use because they provide a seamless transition between rooms and spaces. Other benefits include:
- They fill a wider opening than a traditional door
- An expert can frame them in aluminum, timber, PVC, or fiberglass
2. Bi-fold Doors
Bi-fold doors consist of a series of individual folding door panels, which can be framed or frameless. Generally, experts create them with multiple hinged panels that fold along a still track, and you can push them to one or both sides of a structural opening.
Benefits of bi-fold doors include:
- Creating the illusion of a more significant interior, as the wall opening doesn’t have obstructions
- They can open inwards or outwards depending on interior or exterior space
- Provide flexibility so that you can partially or fully open them
- One door panel can function as a single door, which you can use for entries and exits without opening your entire door system
Bear in mind that most bi-fold doors are top hung, so you’ll need structural supports that can withstand their weight.
3. Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors open sideways instead of inwards or outwards, and they glide alongside another glass panel or the framework of the house. These doors allow for expansive glass walls to maximize views, creating an effortless transition between indoors and outdoors.
Some of the benefits of sliding glass doors are:
- Being able to fully recess into the framework so that they disappear entirely, giving you a more open space
- The weight of the door is on the bottom track, so they don’t need structural support
- A professional can make them framed or frameless to suit your home’s aesthetic
Murray Glass Can Transform Your Home or Business
Are you ready to boost your home’s value with glass doors? The experts at Murray Glass specialize in glass door installation, repair, and design for both houses and businesses. We’d love to help you enhance your home or business’s appearance by installing gorgeous glass doors that won’t crack, chip, or break.
We’re still open for business during this pandemic, and our experts are taking extra measures to ensure your family stays safe. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have.