If you are looking for a new door for your wardrobe and you also like to have openness and fluidity in your house, then a single sliding glass door will be best for you. Most of the people like to go for the traditional open hinge door and to be very honest here those doors creates death corner with giving you less living space in a room.
Whereas the modern sliding glass door with screen on the inside provides you a significantly improved use of space. Now, you must be thinking, what is a sliding glass door with a screen on the inside? It is a type of sliding door in architecture is a big glass window opening in a structure that gives door access from a room to the outdoors, abundant natural light and fresh air.
They do not take up that much space. The very first automated sliding doors were invented by Lew Hewitt and Dee Horton in 1954. They got the inspiration to make the sliding door when they were having difficulties with hinge doors in high winds in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The sliding glass door with a screen on the inside was introduced as an essential pre-war international style architecture in North America and Europe. These doors are most popular in Southern Europe and the whole of the United States. They are being used in apartments, hotel rooms, and residences. The sliding glass door is more in style these days. Modern architecture is famous for sliding glass doors.
The reason they are famous is that they are straightforward to use, energy-efficient, easily accessible, save space, and provides security. They are perfect for small spaces like condominiums or small kitchens as they do not take up a lot of space. And when talking about openness in your house, the sliding glass door comes into mind because they most definitely provide that.
They will provide you more space or openness that hinge doors cannot provide you with. The sliding glass doors are not only spacious, but they are also more elegant and beautiful than the hinged door. They are flexible also. Space saver and natural light provider what more to ask for?!
Single sliding glass doors come in two types one without a panel and one with a side panel.
Sliding Glass Door with Screen on Inside Terms
The handedness of the sliding door can be expressed as seen by the observer outside the building. The door will open from the left side if it is a left-handed door and from the right side if it is a right-handed door. These relations most times are described with the letter O and X, where O is the panel, and X is the sliding panel. The O/X notation allows the description of doors with more than two panels.
- OX or RIGHT- HANDED: 2 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS RIGHT PANEL, WHICH SLIDES LEFT.
- XO or LEFT- HANDED: 2 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS LEFT PANEL, WHICH SLIDES RIGHT.
- OX-O: 3 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS CENTER PANEL, WHICH SLIDES LEFT.
- 0-XO: 3 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS CENTER PANEL, WHICH SLIDES RIGHT.
- XOXO: 4 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS OUTER PANELS SLIDES TOWARDS THE CENTER.
- OXXO: 4 PANELS. IT IS DESCRIBED AS CENTER PANELS WHICH SLIDES TOWARDS OUTER ONES.
Sliding Glass Door Design
Sliding glass doors comes in a lot of designs. So, you will have so many designs to choose from.
Traditional Sliding Glass Door
This design of the sliding glass door comes with two panels, out of which one is fixed- stationary and mobile slide to open. In actuality, the sliding door is a movable rectangular frame sheet of window glass that is arranged parallel to the same and often fixed same framed neighboring glass partition. In this, the panel which is movable slides in a fixed track usually and that too in its plane parallel to the neighboring stationary panel.
Disappearing Traditional Sliding Glass Door
It is one more of the design of the sliding glass door. In this type of design, the glass pocket doors have all the glass panels which slide fully into open- wall pockets, totally disappearing for a wall-less ‘wide- open’ indoor-outdoor room experience. And if needed more blurring of the inside-outside open space distinction, then this can also include corner window walls.
The two-story versions of disappearing sliding glass door are often electronically opened, using remote controls. Three to six parallel tracks are used to carry the six to twelve sliding doors into the wall pockets on each side for wide expanses. And in vast expanses, the opening point is centered. They have brought many options to market with their accessible, shelter magazine coverage, and technical and structural innovations.
Trackless and Disappearing Sliding Glass Door
This is the 3rd type of sliding glass door. And its original technology was developed by a German manufacturer, and it is used predominantly in temperate climates. In this type of design, all the panels are suspended from above, leaving uninterrupted floor plane and trackless floor plane. This design also gets disappear into side pockets. They create a weatherproof seal with a slightly dropdown.
Opening Corner Sliding Glass Door
In this design, the sliding glass doors can be made to slide away from a corner connection leaving no corner post or framing. In the opening corner sliding glass door, the corner stile includes two vertical profiles, a female and male section, and they slot together and then slide away with the sliding doors. And the meeting point doesn’t need to be 90 degrees; it can also be an inverted corner making these frames to be fitted with any design with no problem. Isn’t it great??
Making Of Sliding Glass Door
Sliding glass doors are made from so many different materials such as; wood, aluminum, stainless steel, or steel, which also have the most strength. But, the most common material which is used to make a sliding glass door is PVC- plastic. In sliding glass door, the moving- sliding parts are the most common for replacement, such as the steel rollers which glide within the track and locking mechanisms.
Sliding Glass Door Security
The security in the doors is made to prevent the doors, both sliding and fixed, from being lifted off their rails. For preventing the lifting of the door off its rails, the anti-lift blocks are fixed on top of the frame. This is to ensure safety as it will help in preventing unauthorized entry to the room when the sliding door is closed. And if you also want to prevent the sliding action when the door is closed from inside the room, then a portable security bar can also be fitted. And it can also be used as additional security for when you are traveling, and it can prevent intruders from breaking into your house when no one is at home.
Sliding Glass Door Glazing
The glass in the sliding glass doors can be both internally and externally fitted. And out of these, both internal glass fixation is the high- security design, but it depends upon the specification the manufacturer implements in the design. The glass for energy conservation codes and noise reduction are usually double glazed and are often treated for UV reflection for preventing UV light from entering the house. If they are attempting to be a part of the revival architectural style, then they have mullions unless they have no mullions.
STANLEY DOORS 72 in x 80 in DOUBLE SLIDING PATIO DOOR WITH INTERNAL MINI BLIND IS ONE OF THE POPULAR SLIDING GLASS DOOR…. Let us look at it.
- The Stanley Door fuss-free blinds provide privacy and tailored light controlled. So, if you are the type of person who likes to have privacy, then this perfect for you.
- It will help in insulating even from the harshest of climates.
- And the great thing about this product is that a manufacturer lifetime warranty backs the quality of this product. So you do not have to worry about the quality that much.
The Stanley Door opens from both sides, and it is energy efficient for extreme climates. And the good thing is that it comes with a dual locking screen and has security on both doors. They have also taken care of the security. So, you should not worry that much about security. The door slides very easily. The Stanley Company has built its door to last by making them rust, corrosion, and dent resistant.
This product of Stanley also comes with a blinder. And not only the door looks beautiful, but also when they are installed, and they are simple to maintain and care for. The intercept warm edge technology creates a high- performance sealed unit, which is excellent, in my opinion. For more protection, they have added a triple weather-stripping seals door from all elements. And the anti-lift sash and high security mortised handle locking system add more strength to your door.