Windows and doors are essential components of every home. These days, many home owners are choosing sliding doors and casement windows for their homes. As far as the variety of windows and doors available in the market is concerned, you can get an endless number of designs. So why are casement windows and sliding doors becoming so popular out of all the different designs? Naturally, their visual appeal plays a major role in their growing popularity, but there are other factors that need to be taken into account. Here’s a brief look:
These types of doors are good for optimizing the space available in any premise. As they slide within the door frame to open or close, they don’t take up space like doors that swing open or shut. Moreover, sliding doors ventilate the house perfectly and allow more natural light to come in. Sliding doors are not only highly functional; they also have an elegant charm of their own. Places with large open spaces are ideal for sliding doors; they are highly popular for spaces or rooms that open up to a garden or balcony. These doors can give house owners a gorgeous view, especially when they are fitted with glass panes.
Sliding door manufacturers use different types of materials for door frames and fittings. These include frames made of wood, aluminium and even UPVC. UPVC or Unplasticized Poly Vinyl Chloride frames are one of the most popular choices of homeowners thanks to their high durability, low maintenance costs and aesthetic appeal.
A casement window is one that has at least two window panels that swing open on two or more hinges that connect them to the window frame. So casement windows can open up to 100% of the total wall area their frames take up. This ensures that they let in optimum amounts of light and air into your home. They are not really that new in terms of their overall design; they are among the earliest types of windows that were used in houses. It‘s just that they are enjoying a renewed resurgence. But because of their history, they will lend an old world aura and quaint appeal to your home, especially when used with old styles of decorative window grills. Casement windows can be made from different types of materials like wood or glass.
A casement window these days is likely to be more efficiently designed than its older versions. It will be made more energy efficient with the help of materials like UPVC. Such new age materials also help make casement windows watertight, so you don’t have to worry about water seeping in during the rains.