Door Threshold / September 15, 2018 / Leala Melanson
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.
This calculation is based on the specification of the double glazing together with the profile design and dimensions to determine the insulation benefits of the door measured in U-values with the lower the value the better the insulation achieved. The minimum acceptable under current building regulations for replacement doors is a 1.8 U-value but some local authorities will insist on lower values particularly for new build extensions. 2. GLASS SIGHT LINES Another important consideration should be the sight line or width of door profiles between each panel of the folding sliding door as this will affect the visible glass area available when the door is in the closed position. Most bifold doors are designed with dedicated profiles to minimise these sightlines as much as possible but some timber and many upvc folding doors use wide chunky profiles that produce very broad sight lines in excess of 200mm wide that will ultimately spoil your view.
When youre satisfied that the door system is in the correct position drill through the thickest part of the hinge jamb with a regular drill at the hinges areas and then further drill into the cinderblock with a hammer drill. Drill the strike jamb in the same corresponding locations with the middle drilling positioned between the strike and deadbolt mortises. Countersink jambs holes to flush the masonry screw heads. It may be necessary to remove the door from the hinges for this step just remember to check the indexed jambs alignment to be sure nothing has moved. Remove shims and then remove door system from the rough opening. This must be done to install the plastic expansion sleeves into the holes drilled into the cinderblock.