What material to use for sliding patio doors ?

johns19820April 9, 2014

i am confused between using timber (wood ) OR aluminium for my patio doors. they need to be sliding as there not enough space to swing the doors.

from what i know aluminium is cheaper...timber may look better...i am slightly biased towards aluminium i think its lighter and will glide easily..

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Windows on Washington Ltd

A well engineered door will work properly regardless of weight.

I think you need to go with what you will like better in terms of the look.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 2:30PM
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WOW put it well. Modern doors are much easier to operate than they were in the past. At least if it's a quality product. I'd focus on looks first.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 3:20PM
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Where are you located? I would not recommend aluminum for anything but warm, arid climates.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 5:01PM
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