Why choose glass doors?
Glass doors are a wonderful option for your home as they allow for great light
flow, don’t divide your interior into small proportions and can
lend themselves perfectly to a number of styles and aesthetics. They
also offer a great connection to external spaces, even when you don’t
want to physically be outside, especially when you select glass patio
designs are possible with glass doors?
how long is a piece of string? Don’t get bogged down by the fact
that glass used to be considered as a delicate material, as these
days, it is wonderfully hardy, which means that it can be tempered
and used to create striking visuals, for both interior doors and
those leading to external spaces. Some of the most popular glass door
for any style of frame, clear glass panels offer a crystal clear
view into a space, which is why they are frequently used in wooden
doors that are inside a home.
period homes that have a lot of traditional glazing in place, square
leaded door designs are very popular. These can even be imitated in
uPVC frames, which means this design is suitable for interior and
exterior doors, without negating on privacy. Leaded style can be
tricky to clean though.
As the name suggests, these are exceptionally similar to square
leaded doors, but with a slightly different pattern. These are often
thought to be a little prettier.
A particularly chunky and dramatic style of glass leading that is
often used in interior French doors.
For rooms that need a little more privacy, such as your bathroom,
are particularly popular. You will find that the glass itself is
often frosted or impregnated with a complex pattern, so as to not
block light flow, but distort the clarity of vision. Sliding glass
doors and pocket doors are often finished with obscured glazing, so
as to prevent people walking into them.
In the UK, we are particularly fond of half-glazed doors, which mean
that a patterned or clear pane of glass is inset into the top
section of a doorframe. Front doors, in particular, went through a
phase of being designed like this.
and maintaining glass doors.
glass doors are an undeniably attractive and stylish addition to a
home, they will need a little more care and maintenance than say
solid wood varieties. This is because the surface will be prone to
smears and greasy marks, not to mention damage, so what will you need
to commit to, to enjoy longevity?
We would say that you will need to clean your glass doors at least
once a week, but in reality, it will be more often than that. You
should expect to give your glass a quick spritz and wipe over
roughly every other day, as greasy fingerprints will quickly
collect. Be sure to not attempt glass cleaning during the hottest or
sunniest part of a day, however, as your liquid will dry too quickly
and leave you with sun spots.
you clean your glass, give your frame a perfunctory wipe as well. If
you do this the other way around, you might get your glass wet again
and need to buff out any smears.
In order to prevent stiff operating, which could lead to slamming
and damaged glass panels, you should make sure that you lubricate
your door mechanism once a year. This will include hinges or roller
safety glass is recommended.
glass is absolutely the best option when you are considering glass
doors for your home, as it has been specifically manufactured to
minimise fallout, should a door be broken. You might think that the
likelihood of breaking a door
made of glass is
low, but you might be surprised to learn that the most common cause
of breakage is people walking into them, when they can’t see that
they are there. If you have children, this will obviously be a huge
concern, but you can still embrace the classy aesthetic that glass
doors offer, by choosing safety glass, which is laminated to remain
in one easy to remove piece, even when shattered.
much do glass doors cost?
of design, decoration and surrounding frame materials will all play a
part in the costs associated with glass doors, but in general, you
should expect to pay anything from £60 for a very basic, single
door, up to thousands of pounds for sliding doors and folding patio door designs. Researching reputable door manufacturers and suppliers will give you a more exact idea of how much you are
likely to need to spend and the homify professionals directory is a
great place to start.