Door Threshold / September 18, 2018 / Pauline Francoeur
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.
This protection screws into a wood subflooring to hold it in place and thus cannot be used on sliding doors installed over cement slabs which are commonly used on the west coast. Another option that does work for protecting sliding doors installed on cement slabs is impact-resistant U-board protection. It is a thick heavy weight compressed paper protection that is made from recycled material and is completely reusable. The U-board is placed over the tracks while the door is open and protects sliding door tracks from dirt and grime. As with the plastic protector the Sill Pro keeps the sliding tracks clean and protects the tracks of the door from damage that can interfere with the working operations of the door.
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.