Whether you’re building a new home or planning to renovate – installing internal and external sliding glass doors will add a world of features to your home.
Apart from making your home lighter and brighter, sliding glass doors are a great way to create temporary or permanent zones in the home. With many of today’s homes having an open-plan design, installing sliding glass doors is the most cost-effective way to redesign your home.
There is a range of sliding glass doors to choose from – all very stylish and practical. But, how do you know which type of sliding door is perfect for your home? We’ve put together a guide to the most popular sliding glass doors.
Sliding Robe Glass Doors
Sliding robe glass doors are great for smaller areas, like walk-in-robes or closets, and are designed to move independently, either passing in front or behind each other. Each door has a track at the top and bottom of the door frame, meaning you only open the door you need. Sliding robe glass doors may sometimes be referred to as ‘barn doors’ as the design was inspired by countryside barns.
Multi-Stack Sliding Glass Doors
We love the outdoors in Perth, which is why multi-stack sliding doors continue to prove so popular. They can be fitted with one or two fixed panels and up to four sliding panels moving left to right. If you have a patio or deck, a multi-stack door will help you create more space and bring the outdoors in. Plus, because the doors stack neatly alongside each other you won’t lose any floor space.
Bi-Fold Glass Doors
The bi-fold door is an extremely popular choice to connect indoor and outdoor spaces. No other door will allow you to completely open an area as much as a bi-fold door. Each door folds onto each other and stacks like a concertina – you can even install a single bi-fold door on a corner and open two sides of a room. With a choice of timber, aluminium or steel frame, matching your bi-fold door with your existing décor is easy.
Security Sliding Doors
If you’re installing a patio or multi-stack sliding glass door, you can also add a security sliding door. Today’s security doors not only add an impenetrable layer of protection for you and your family, but they are also extremely stylish. At Action Glass and Aluminium, security sliding doors can be custom designed – both in size and colour.
Patio Sliding Glass Doors
There are a few things to consider when installing a patio sliding door. As one of the most often used doors in your home, you’ll need to ensure that it’s durable enough to withstand years of use. Secondly, you’ll want to make sure it’s weather-resistant. If your patio sliding door isn’t made from weatherproof aluminium, it can deteriorate over time.
Safety Flyscreen Sliding Doors
Every person in Perth has probably lived in a home with a flyscreen sliding door. As we know, when summer hits in Perth, so do the flies. But, in summer, no one wants to keep the house locked up which is where the flyscreen sliding door comes in. As the flyscreen door is an external feature, you should choose to have it framed in weatherproof aluminium.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to install a sliding glass door. Living in a warm climate, like Perth, sliding glass doors are a must. They are the ultimate space-saving option, add extra security and are very energy efficient, even more so when double glazed. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to have ocean, city or country views – sliding glass doors will give you a perfect unobstructed view.
If you’d like to talk to an expert and find out which sliding glass door is best for your home, contact the team at Action Glass. As Western Australia’s biggest independently owned glass company, Action Glass has the experience and products to help you create a statement piece in your home.