You might not realize it, but glass doors really haven’t been in wide use for that long. They used to be so expensive that only the wealthy could afford them; but thanks to improved manufacturing techniques, now they’re available to just about everybody. There are several different types, including French, sliding and pivot. Here’s some information to help you decide which one is right for you.
These are the classic, elegant glass doors that you see in many homes. It takes up a significant amount of floor space because it swings – it doesn’t sit within the plane of a wall like most other models. So if you’re considering this type of door you’ll need to consider how you’ll place your furniture. Usually, these kinds of doors are better suited for areas where you don’t need a screen because bugs aren’t a concern. The cost largely depends on the material from which they’re made.
Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding glass doors are the ones you’ll find the most in homes around the country. They consist of two glass panels that slide past each other and are compatible with several different styles of houses. It’s very important that you take the frame size into consideration when choosing this type of door; vinyl frames are typically quite thick while metal frames are usually very thin. There is a variation on this theme known as a “French slider.” It provides the classic look of a French door with the convenience of sliding glass doors.
Folding Glass Doors
These create a large opening that can often eliminate the distinction between the inside of your home and the outside. It can be installed in a way that you don’t have to open the entire door in order to go in or out.
If you are interested in having glass doors installed in your home, get in touch with Global Efficient Energy. Call us at 1-888-826-7881 or contact us online and we’ll let you know which style will be best for you.
By Abe Issa
Founder and CEO
Global Efficient Energy