betty. glass door. February 26th , 2018.
Sliding glass doors are so easy to use that a small child can open or close them without exertion. The roller system allows them to operate quietly, yet the locking system ensures that the doors do not come off their tracks. The doors can also be locked open or closed, with or without a key.
One of the possible disadvantages of course with glass is that it does not usually permit privacy. Clearly this is why very few bathrooms have doors made from glass! But there is a way in which you can enjoy the benefits of a glass door being able to allow light to pass through it whilst also enjoying a certain amount of privacy. Frosted glass, or even coloured opaque glass can be used for both partitions and doors to create an attractive feature which also provides the privacy required.
Glass doors are the ideal way to create the illusion of space in your home. You could also consider custom made glass doors depending on the design elements in your home. For example you could have wooden door fitted with stained or patterned glass to create a unique design. Whatever your preference, there′s an option for you.
Next, you have to decide whether you want a retrofit frame or a replacement frame. If the old frame is flush with the exterior material, such as in the case of stucco, then you want to get the retrofit frame, which comes with the outside fin. That will eliminate the need to trim the outside. If you have brick or siding surrounding the opening, then you need to get a replacement frame and trim the outside yourself. You can use wood, vinyl, or other composite materials available in most major hardware store chains. You also need to measure the depth of the old frame. The majority of vinyl replacement doors have a frame depth of 4 3/4". Most door openings, when framed, have a depth of 5 1/2" to the innermost surface of the wall, whether it′s drywall, plaster, or whatever else. Therefore, when you install the new door, you will need to add some sort of trim product to build the inside of the door frame so it is flush with the wall surface.
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