Door Threshold / September 18, 2018 / Pauline Francoeur
5. TOP HUNG OR BOTTOM ROLLING Some bifold doors are hung from the top to allow for a minimal threshold at floor level but with all the weight of the door being supported from the top a substantial upgrade of the lintel is normally required for strength and stability. Bottom rolling folding doors are a cost effective and popular alternative since the weight of the door is carried at ground level rather than suspended from the lintel. Whether you decide on an aluminium upvc or hardwood bifold door it is a major purchase for your project and one that should be carefully considered to ensure the very best value for your money.
Most people choose a sliding glass door as entrance to their patio garden or swimming area. Here are several reasons why homeowners and business owners should replace their conventional door with custom made sliding glass door: · In terms of security reasons threshold can provide maximum security compare to other types of doors. Traditional types of thersold can be easily opened with the use of a hinge. This kind of glass doors is secured using a latch. This latch will make it very hard for intruders to open your entrance door. · For places with limited spaces sliding glass threshold can add space in any house or buildings. This type of door is often for condominiums and apartments. It can reduce the obstruction cause by swinging doors.
Several sill manufacturers provide plastic threshold protection that is specific to the model of sill they are selling. Unfortunately heavy duty plastic protectors are not available for every type of entry threshold so the protection is not easy to obtain. There is one surface protection company on the west coast that does inventory plastic threshold protection for two of the most common sill profiles. For protecting sliding door tracks there are two types of threshold protection. The first is a hinged plastic protection that flips over the tracks of sliding doors to keep them clean from debris.