by admin on October 17, 2011
Aluminum sliding doors offer a stylish and typically less expensive alternative to wooden sliding doors. They are not only less expensive to install in the first place, they usually also require much less maintenance, as – unlike wood – they do not need to be painted and will also not warp if exposed to moisture, a problem that can occasionally be found in wood frames.
This, of course, means that Aluminium sliding doors are far more durable than any other material. Even plastic frames will eventually fade or chip whereas this will not happen with aluminum. Aluminum sliding doors are available from a host of companies producing first rate sliding doors and can be found in a variety of styles. They can be used for exterior doors as well as indoor partitions, closet doors and so on.
Patio doors made from aluminum and tempered glass are not only beautiful to look at; they also offer superior security to other styles.
Not only is the tempered glass extremely difficult to break – an advantage not only when it comes to burglars, but also with sometimes careless or over-enthusiastic children – the frame is strong enough to hold the heavy glass without having to be thick. Naturally, a thin frame will allow much more of the view (which is, after all, the reason for the patio door in the first place) to be seen.
Indoors, an aluminum frame will provide excellent, stylish support for mirrored or frosted glass closet or wardrobe doors. In short, aluminum sliding doors are attractive, cost-effective and strong enough to protect a home from being invaded by intruders, as well as being durable and low maintenance. This puts them ahead of many other materials used in the production of sliding doors in most aspects.