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Comparing Aluminium Door Options

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July 04, 2020

What types of Aluminium Doors are available?

When building or renovation it is important consider which type of aluminium doors best suit my needs and my homes style. Each type of door have their own particular features that should be considered before you order. In this article we aim to highlight the pros and cons of each type of door to help you make an informed decision.

What should I consider before making a decision on Aluminium Doors?

Before you order any doors, it is important to ask yourself the following questions

  • What is my budget?
  • What size space is the door going into?
  • Are you looking for maximum opening or more glass / less aluminium when closed?
  • Do you have space on the outside or inside to stack panels?
  • Are security screens important?
  • What is the layout or style of the room/home?

Bifold Doors

Aluminium Bifold Doors with view of the water

Bifold Doors allow you to open the door all the entire way, which make them a great choice for entertaining areas. With these doors are opened and closed by sliding the moving panels of glass horizontally left or right and they are available from two to ten panel configurations.

Pros

  • Able to maximise the opening space
  • Able to span large spaces
  • Unique roller adjustment feature for smooth, trouble free operation
  • Able to screen with a retractable flyscreen

Cons

  • Most expensive option
  • When open the panels have to stack to either one side or both sides which takes up valuable space
  • No Security screen option

 Learn more about Bifold Doors

Stacker Doors

Aluminium Stacker Doors opening out onto a pool area

Stacking Doors allow you to open the door atleast 2/3 of the way, which make them a great choice where space on the inside or outside is limited. These doors are opened and closed by sliding the moving panels of glass horizontally left or right and they are available in either three, four, five or six panel configurations.

Pros

  • Able to span large spaces
  • Easy to use via high performance rollers
  • Sashes operate and are contained within the door frame
  • Able to screen with either flyscreens or security screens

Cons

  • Track widths can be wide depending on configuration
  • Since a fixed panel is required at one end, the opening is limited to 2/3 of the door size

Learn more about Stacking Doors

Sliding Doors

Aluminium Sliding Doors in a living room

Sliding Doors allow you to open the door 1/2 of the way, which make them a great choice where space on the inside or outside is limited. These doors are opened and closed by sliding the moving panels of glass horizontally left or right and they are available in either two or four panel configurations.

Pros

  • Cost effective option
  • Easy to use via high performance rollers
  • Sashes operate and are contained within the door frame
  • Able to screen with either flyscreens or security screens

Cons

  • Limited to medium to small spaces
  • Since a fixed panel is required at one end, the opening is limited to 1/2 of the door size

Learn more about Sliding Doors

Hinged Doors

Aluminium Hinged Doors in the kitchen

Hinged Doors combine the stylish look of a timber door with the benefits of aluminium of low maintenance, strength and durability, the perfect combination. These doors are opened and closed by swining the moving panels of glass horizontally left or right and they are available in either single or double door configurations.

Pros

  • Easy to use via high stainless steel hinges
  • Able to maximise the opening space
  • Able to screen with either flyscreens or security screens

Cons

  • Limited to small spaces
  • When open the panels have to stack to either one side or both sides which takes up valuable space

Learn more about Hinged Doors

Still can’t decide which of the Aluminum Doors suits you?

If you still can’t decide which door suits and need some more assistance Contact Us at C-View Windows or even drop into our Burleigh Heads showroom to all of these options on display.

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