From classic to modern in design
A timber patio door not only stands out visually from alternatives made of aluminium or uPVC. Due to its natural thermal efficiency, wood has good insulation properties. From an ecological point of view, such a sliding patio door is just as sensible; after all, in the manufacture of windows and doors, attention is paid to sustainability when using domestic woods (i.e., timber).
Since the material is already statically resilient in its natural state and can therefore also easily bear the weight of the glass – up to several hundred kilograms depending on the size of the sash – it is ideally suited for use as a door frame.
A timber profile with a larger cross-section can further increase the values of density and insulation and thus contributes positively to the energy efficiency of the house. At windows24.com you can also choose between double or triple glazing to further increase the insulation of your glass doors. In addition, the natural material remains constant in its shape even with temperature differences and, unlike aluminium and the like, practically does not expand.
This means that doors, as well as windows with wooden frames, can be used on the sunny side of the house without any problems. Despite the large glass surface, the sliding patio door offers high standards of security. Standard double glazing already provides a substantial level of security. Upgrading from double-glazed to triple-glazed further increases break-in protection as well as protection in case of glass breaking during an accident. Laminated glass grants an effective way of securing your home: Here two or more sheets of glass are bonded together using a plastic sheet. This combination allows for very high resistance against any attempts of break-ins or accidents. You can choose laminated glass for double glazing or triple glazing. If you wish for an even higher level of security, special multi-point locking or door handles can be configured for your new door.
With modern design also comes additional comfort. Compared to traditional French patio doors, sliding patio doors come in a wider variety. Tailored to your needs, you can choose between a sliding or a bi-fold door. Bifold openings allow for a wide entrance because the sashes can be folded to the sides. A sliding door, however, smoothly runs along its rails, which makes it easy to operate. The larger the wood patio door gets, the more important is an effortless opening and closing. For maximum flexibility, you can configure your glass patio door to be bi-parting. This way, you can decide which side you want to open and maintain great comfort operating a big patio door.