Patio / June 30, 2018 /
Aluminum offers similar benefits to steel with a reduced weight and cost. Many sliding glass patio doors have an aluminum core to increase the long term strength and durability of sliding open daily. Aluminum also has an insulating capacity with the addition of thermal blocking in the panes. The doors are tough and low maintenance.
French doors have been around for centuries. Since the 17th century to be exact. The beauty of their design was certainly the divided light glass panels that provided maximum daylight to interior rooms something that would forever become their trademark. But being essentially long narrow windows paired together and hinged on opposite sides, the design also afforded another remarkable feature, no center support. As such, the windows doors could be opened out or in to provide full width access to an exterior balcony or patio. A beautiful thing indeed.