In a world where many people want to be more energy-efficient, double glazing makes a positive contribution. When the time comes for you to replace the doors at your home, you may want to consider double glazing. Before you make your final purchasing decision, here are four factors you might want to consider.
The frame you choose for your double glazed doors can make a big difference. If you're looking for ultimate security and longevity, try aluminium. It's less likely to warp with various weather conditions and is difficult to breakthrough. If you want to increase your energy efficiency, try uPVC. It's less likely to let heat out or in, which means your HVAC won't need to work as hard to keep your house at a reasonable temperature. uPVC also requires very little maintenance.
If you have a pet you'll need to factor their access into the doors you choose. Fortunately, adding accessories such as a cat flap to your door is relatively easy. If you want to achieve the best results or you don't have the right tools for adding one in yourself, consider asking the person installing it to do it for you. You may want to choose pet access that requires a microchip. That way, only your pets can get in and the flap you choose won't be a problem for future buyers.
Do you know how you want your door to open? Depending on the type of space you live in, you may find it better to install one that slides rather than opening inwards or outwards. Sliding doors are particularly useful when you have a small living space, as you can place furniture closer to them without it posing an obstruction. On the other hand, if the space available for your door is relatively small, having one that opens inwards or outwards may pose fewer difficulties at the installation phase.
If privacy is especially important to you, consider whether you want to add tinted windows to your double-glazed doors. Although they stop people from being able to see inside your home, they still allow you to see out. If you'd like to take a high-tech approach, consider installing window tinting that you can control with an app. That way, you can tint your windows on command rather than having tinted windows all the time.
With a bit of forward planning, you can find the perfect double-glazed doors for your home.