Top notch lift and slide doors are now a must-have for energy efficient homes. As well as providing better heat insulation (and saving you money on your energy bills), they’re also a really elegant option that give your house a modern flourish, providing you with lots of light via much bigger panes of glass.
At Classic Window Replacements, your friendly lift and slide door company in Dublin, we offer a variety of beautiful lift and slide doors, including our popular UPVC sliding doors and our triple-glazed lift and slide patio doors in thermally broken aluminium. In this article, we take a look at a few things to look out for when weighing up your lift and slide door options.
How Do Aluminium Lift and Slide Doors Work?
A simple slide door needs to be pushed along its rails from one side to the other. A lift and slide door is a tiny bit more complex, but much more elegant, and is moved on wheels inside the frame.
To open the door, you just need to turn the handle in the position. Doing so lifts the casement a little so that it can be moved to one side very easily. Because aluminium lift and slide doors are typically weightier than a simple slide door, the wheels are there to make the opening and closing operation simpler so that the door slides open effortlessly.
Despite the seeming simplicity, the technique looks really stylish. But these types of doors are not just for show: With the open and close mechanisms offering lots of impermeability, they are also very energy efficient and – importantly – water-resistant.
It is also worth mentioning that the casement closes via the guiding rail, while at the same time lowering the profile into its frame, too. As a result, the aluminium lift and slide operation is denser than any other type of door, thereby providing thermal insulation and protection from the elements (wind and rain).
Things To Look Out For In Lift and Slide Doors
- Weather seals and low line gaskets – These offer slimmer slight lines and longer-lasting performance for durability. You need a good deal between the moving pane and frame to keep the weather from getting through the windows
- Reliable functionality – Doors that offer smooth operation, great handling and quiet running mechanisms offer a touch of elegance and style to your home
- Good measurements – At Classic Window Replacements, our lift and slide doors have a maximum size of 6 metres and can go as high as 2.8 metres, making them the ideal choice for homeowners who want to let floods of light into their homes via large glass panes.
- Thermal breaks – Thermal breaks ensure a more insulated environment thereby preventing cool air and heat from bouncing around between the thresholds
Choose Your Materials
Lift and slide doors are 2 pane glass doors (although 3 and 4 pane options are available) consisting of a frame and a filling. At Classic Window Replacements, our frames are reinforced. There are lots of options to view at our showrooms in Goatstown, Dublin 14.
The material you choose will go some way to determining how much you pay, but price doesn’t need to be the only thing you consider. Different types of glazing are available, and they provide a variety of characteristics, so you’ll need to weigh up your needs before making your final decision.
For example, UPVC doesn’t require much maintenance, but it also combines traditional styling with advanced technology.
Aluminium clad sliding doors are protected with a low maintenance and weather-proof aluminium shell, as well as wood on the interior.
Wooden sliding doors combine sophisticated material properties with the most modern insulating techniques to help make your home more efficient.
UPVC lift and slide doors offer the perfect combination of long-term durability and energy efficiency with advanced technology.
Here at Classic Window Replacements, we can knock out to the rear of a house and supply and install RSJ of suitable strength to accommodate any sized lift and slide door (large glass doors are available).
Our Lift And Sliding Doors
We at Classic Window Replacements are professional lift and slide installers.
Our A-rated lift and slide patio doors in Dublin are available to view in our showroom right now. We offer 2, 3 and even 4 pane options, and each one is bolstered by world-class security systems that come with 6 opposite hooks to ensure they are among the safest lift and slide doors on the market.
Moreover, our doors are custom-made for each customer, and each one comes with a fifteen-year guarantee from the installation date. We offer double-glazed and triple-glazed options, and all our doors are super stable so that you just need to gently nudge them, and they will smoothly glide open.
So why not visit our showroom in Dublin this week and see what we have got for you?