Last updated on June 20, 2020
Because of their many design and functional advantages, installing aluminium sliding doors in your home can be a smart move—and these advantages go a notch up when aluminium sliding doors come into the picture. Here are … reasons why you should choose these doors in residential and commercial structures.
- Energy efficiency
How comfortable it feels to have a space with an insulation system that helps keep it warm in winters and cool in summers! Isn’t it? Aluminium doors help achieve this ideal temperature as these have a high thermal efficiency and high performing wind resistance. How does this help? Well! It minimises the need to use room-heaters and air-conditioners and helps save on power bills. The composite gaskets not only function as effective barrier against weather conditions but also sound, dust, and rain.
- Stylish and Sturdy
Sleek and sturdy, aluminium sliding doors improve the aesthetics of any space. Further, given the malleability of aluminium, these can be designed in various shapes and sizes and are suitable to almost all types of architectural styles and maximise natural light and outdoor views. Today, options have increased even more with aluminium sliding doors available in different colours.
- Safety and Security
Security is an important consideration while investing in doors for home and office. With shatterproof glass, aluminium sliding doors provide fail-proof security. Further, homeowners with children need not worry about the glass getting cracked or smashed while their kids are up to mischief. Ensure that the sliding doors you buy have gaskets, aluminium seals and fixed leaves. In addition to the seal, look for a hook-over locking mechanism which prevents the sliding leaf from being lifted out of its frame. Quality sliding doors also offer engineered stiles which create a bridge between the indoors and the outdoors.
- Space saving
Sliding doors are least obtrusive to your home as these simply glide along a track instead of swinging open. This means door arcs do not take extra space because they simply open up by one door sliding over another panel. This makes these doors space-saving and helps get a seamless transition between home and garden. If there’s limited space in your home, office, or garden, choosing aluminium sliding doors could be the ideal solution to open the space up even further.
- Natural light
Aluminium sliding doors have sleek and large panes of glass that run from the top to the bottom of each door panel. This allows a lot of natural light to come in, an obvious benefit during summers as well as winters. This again helps save on energy bills as you may utilise the natural light to during the day and skip using tube lights and bulbs.
- Great glazing
Aluminium sliding doors offer unrestricted views of your home’s outdoor areas, allowing parents to keep an eye on their children. This type of door can an also be useful to supervise the staff at offices without making the employees feel an overbearing presence of the supervisor.
Further, glazing for sliding helps reduce the harmful UV rays by as much as 98 percent. That means, you can enjoy the plentiful of natural light without worrying about getting tanned. Last but not the least, glazing can prevent provide better acoustic insulation, reduce frost and condensation on the glass, and also prevent energy loss.
Both glass and aluminium are eco-friendly materials. Glass releases no harmful chemicals when it breaks down. Similarly, aluminium is also renowned as the ‘green metal’ as recycling it saves 95% of the energy required to produce aluminium from raw materials.