At the Fremantle Door & Window Company, we have provided numerous custom built doors for the Perth area. One of the most popular is the timber sliding patio door. Timber sliding doors are very popular for patios for a number of reasons. Here are a few of them.
Modern but Natural Look
Timber sliding doors are perfect for modernising a home. They are a fixture in many contemporary designs. Not only do they look modern, they also look natural. If a sliding patio door is designed with the correct timber frame and finish, it can blend seamlessly into the nature that surrounds it. Nothing says “natural” like a woodgrain finish, especially if the stain is subtle.
Sliding doors are easy to open and they open wide. In addition, the design is natural for a screen. The bottom line is that it is really easy to let fresh air into your home when you want to with a sliding door. Just slide it open and allow the fresh, natural breeze to blow through your home.
Sliding doors move along the wall. That means they need no extra space like a swinging door would. A standard sliding door opens to half of its width. In other words, a 4m sliding door would open to a width of 2m. A cavity sliding door, which slides into a cavity in the wall, can open to its full width.
With standard doors, you have to clear an area for the door to open. With sliding doors, you don’t have to clear any area. You are able to use all of the space that you naturally have in the room and not have to subtract space for door clearance. This creates a net gain of useable space in your home.
The Illusion of More Space
Not only do sliding doors create space, they look like they are creating even more due to the amount of light they let in. If your patio door opens into a spacious garden, the room you are standing in looks larger. The extra light makes the room brighter and you can see out into the garden or an even more open space. This “fools” your eyes into perceiving your living room or family room as larger.
A timber and glass sliding patio door is very environmentally friendly. First of all, timber is the “greenest” of all building materials. The carbon footprint is the consensus choice as the standard measurement for environmental impact. Timber has a negative carbon footprint, even after all of the transport.
The reason is that timber stores carbon. It takes carbon from the air and turns it into timber. In other words, instead of releasing carbon into the environment, timber actually takes carbon from the environment and turns it into a useful building material.
Another way in which a timber and glass patio door is environmentally friendly: it saves you heating and cooling costs. Timber is an efficient insulator. In addition, custom built doors are airtight and don’t let any air in or out unless you want them to. This also saves on heating and cooling costs.
Make the Patio Part of Your House
Sliding patio doors make the patio part of your home. It’s like they are giving you even more living space. The wide opening and the convenient operation helps to integrate the patio into your home. It’s like having an extra “room” on the outside of your home. When entertaining, you can turn your patio, your garden and your living room or family room into one big party area.
Better yet, it is all done seamlessly. Even if you have the screen closed, you can see each other and talk through the screen as if you were in the same room.
Call Fremantle Door & Window Today
For a free consult, call us today. We are experts at design and construction. We build all of our doors and windows from sustainable timber and high quality glass that is made in WA. Most of all, you can have beautiful custom built doors for much less than you may think. Call us today: 1300 308 323.