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Sliding/Patio Doors....... Offer a Wonderful Space Saving Solution.... Enhance Your Home and Let the Outside In
‘A classic solution to allowing lots of natural light and fresh air into your home, bringing you closer to your garden with a door that can easily slide open and closed.’
Sliding doors have had lasting popularity, not least because of their multiple purpose.
They are available in a variety of designs.
Offer ample natural sunlight into your home whilst being an impressive space saving solution.
They offer great views onto your garden and operate using a simple sliding mechanism that has minimal space usage.
Why choose Patio Doors?
You are probably wondering how this is possible with sliding doors. One of the biggest things about being a family is keeping on eye on the kids.
Especially in the summer with their friends over, garden parties etc. they are always running around in-and-out the garden. As a parent, you always want to make sure they are safe and know what they are doing.
The sliding doors increases visible exposure to the garden, meaning that you can always see what the kids are up to.
This is one of the major advantages of a sliding door compared with a solid wall or a small aperture. You can also hear what is going on better, which is important especially as there is an increasing trend on working from home these days.
The maintenance itself is fairly easy.
We recommend that you check perhaps once a month where usage is regular, and once every couple of months for infrequent usage, that the track isn’t filled with dirt.
It can very easily be washed out or simply take an old toothbrush and remove any dirt gathered.
Eaton Home Improvement, Sliding doors are available with a range of security options, including interlocking mechanisms that are BSI Kitemarked, and that achieve the PAS24 security standard.
Moreover, due to the internal beading, this means an extra level of security.
There is very little risk of doors removed from the outside as in order to remove the beading, an intruder would have to smash the glass and reach in – potentially waking you and triggering an alarm in the process.
Transform Your Home with Sliding Doors
Sliding doors have the added benefit of making your home feel larger by offering a far-reaching vision of the landscape beyond your internal space.
You can even add larger sectioned multiple Sliding doors that are 3 or 4 pieces to create an even vaster opening, as well as striking amounts of glass frontage that offers extensive natural light.
With uPVC patio doors, you can maximise your views and bring the garden closer to your home. With easy access in summer and a wonderful view in winter, a patio door adds light and air to your home – all year round.
Eaton Home patio doors are available in a wide range of colour and woodgrain options and look great from inside and out. They feature sliding panels on hidden rollers so you can simply slide the patio door open and enjoy the view.
What is a Patio Door?
Are doors that open and close by sliding sideways instead of swinging on hinges. Sliding patio doors are large glass window openings in a structure that provide door access from a room to the outdoors, fresh air, and copious natural light.
Our PVCu patio doors can maximise your views and bring the garden closer to your home. Patio doors at Eaton Home Improvements are available in a wide range of colours so that they look beautiful from the inside and out.
Sliding doors move through tracks fitted into their frames at the top and bottom. To ease their movement, sliding doors often have plastic rollers attached to the top and bottom or to the bottom only.
However, at Eaton Home Improvements, our Patio Doors feature sliding panels on hidden rollers so you can simply slide the patio door open and enjoy the view.
If you’re deciding between French doors and Sliding/Patio doors, you may wish to opt for a Sliding patio door if you want a view or need to have installed an opening larger than 1.8 metres, as French Doors install at a maximum width of 1.8 metres.
The advantage of a Sliding/Patio door therefore, would be a greater area or view undisturbed by the additional fixed side glass panels (flags) that would have to come with the French Doors to fill the greater width of the opening.
Furthermore, at Eaton Home Improvements, we offer duo opening Sliding Patio doors, which open from both opposite directions, perfect for bigger families. On the other hand, you may prefer to choose the more traditional one sliding direction solution that comes with a fixed panel.
Technical Information about Sliding / Patio doors
- In line uPVC sliding/patio doors are ideal when the opening area is at ample as the sashes do not encroach into the surrounding space.
- Available, in 2, 3, 4 pane options, patio doors can even be supplied with a mid-rail to include a letterplate if required.
- Hardware-multipoint high security locking system incorporating anti lift bolt and one piece keep.
- Performance-All products are manufactured to meet weather performance and operational and strength characteristics and specified in British Standard BS6375 Parts 1 and 2.
Eaton Home Improvement Patio Doors ensure smooth operation
Along with improved security with our multipoint locking system, which is available on all door options.
Other key features and benefits-
- High performance weathering with Q-Lon weather seal
- Choose from 2,3 and 4 pane options
- Internally beaded which keeps your home safer
- Available in a variety of foiled finishes, both woodgrain and solid colours
Practical and Robust – Bring the garden closer to the house and use it like another room.
With easy access in summer and a wonderful view in the winter, a sliding/patio door adds light and air to life all year round.
This is great for family homes where children are running around in-and-out of the garden in the summer.
Even if you are working away on your laptop in the room where the patio is, you can at least keep an ear and eye on the little ones, knowing what they do every second.
Summary of Benefits for Eaton Home Improvements Patio Doors
Easier to keep on eye on the children if they are running between garden and home.
internal beading means that the doors cannot simply be removed from their hinges. The glass is also toughened making it to break into without triggering an alarm or alerting the household. The multipoint locking system means that break-ins are extremely difficult as the locking mechanism isn’t at a singular point. Simply drilling through the mechanism is insufficient to break the door.
the Q-Lon weather seal is arguably the best on the market. This will assist in keeping your energy bills low in the winter by stopping the heat from escaping. Furthermore, it is highly resistant to the elements of nature, meaning low maintenance.
There are a variety of finishes and colours available to choose from. Additionally, you can have up to 4 panes sliding door.
10-year guarantee is available on the doors.
How to clean Patio Doors
If you have glass patio doors looking out onto your garden, you’ll want to make sure they stay clean. There’s nothing more annoying than smudges and stains getting in the way of your lovely view. Keeping your glass patio doors looking their best is relatively easily. All it takes is a bit of preparation. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your patio doors crystal clear.
- Prepare the area so you’re ready to clean.
You will need water, a microfiber cloth, some white vinegar, some old newspapers or rags, a brush, a sponge, a vacuum cleaner and a squeegee. Protect the sill by covering it with the old rags or newspaper. You want to keep the sill as dry as possible when you clean the door, so this is a preventative measure.
- Clean the frame and the handles of the door
Start off by cleaning the frame and the handles of the door, which is also known as the hardware of your system. The door handles get touched a lot, and as a result they can easily pick up dirt and grime. Clean them with a cloth and soapy water to get rid of any marks. Once clean and dry, give them a quick polish to make them look like new. Use a damp microfibre cloth to clean the bottom of the frame, which can gather a lot of dust. Adding a little spray oil, like 3-in-1, can help with stubborn marks. Then wipe down the frame with a clean wet cloth and pay close attention to any difficult marks. Wipe the edges of the door as well because these will often be grabbed and pushed, so they can get quite dirty.
- Clean the rails
If you have a sliding patio door, you will want to clean the rails. If dirty, they can make the door more difficult to open. Remove the door and vacuum up the dirt. Also vacuum the door at the top and bottom. Once you’ve got rid of the major debris, clean the rails with a brush and cloth and then add some lubricant to them before replacing the door. Silicone lubricants are great for this as they don’t attract as much dirt going forward.
- Clean the glass
The glass is the major part of the patio doors that will need cleaning, and you will want to clean it on the inside and outside. Use a clean rag and dip it in water, then clean the surface with this alone. Wipe it dry using a clean cloth or a paper towel, and this will help to remove any dirt before you wash it properly.
Next, use a mild solution of warm water and detergent. It should be very weak. Use a microfibre cloth or a sponge and clean the whole surface, then wipe it off with a squeegee straight away. Repeat, if it still needs cleaning. If this is not enough, us a mix of water and white vinegar and do the same. Use old newspapers or a dry microfibre cloth afterwards to buff the glass to finish the job.
- Clean up when finished
Once you’re finished, clean up and make sure everything is dry. Dry the floor if there are any wet patches, and then enjoy your beautiful clean patio door.
Keep your patio door clean
Don’t let dirty patio doors spoil your view. While every patio door will pick up dirt and smudges over time, keeping it clean is easy. Follow the steps in this guide and you can quickly clean your patio door to make it look like new again, also in doing so, you will quicker recognise better when your Patio is need of a clean.
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