Gone are the days when aluminium as a metal was associated with being bland, uninspiring, and suitable for only utensils or heavy industrial equipment and wiring. Modern-day architecture has gradually realised the importance of aluminium – both in terms of beauty and utility. This underrated material has today taken the number-one spot in many an architect’s books, mainly in the construction of door and window frames.
And when it comes to popular door options, the Japanese shoji-inspired sliding doors are making a major comeback. But, what if you install sliding doors in aluminium frames in your home? Well, you get the best of both worlds! Let us find out how.
Advantages of Aluminium Sliding Doors
As aluminium sliding doors glide smoothly along a parallel track, wherein one glass panel slides over the other, incorporating them into your space only means space-maximisation. Unlike traditional doors that have hinges on the side and swing open, aluminium sliding doors lets you use your space more efficiently. Nowadays, space-cramped urban dwellings are quite common. In homes with limited spaces, aluminium sliding doors are the perfect addition as they make your interiors look much larger, more breathable, and even brighter. Aluminium sliding doors also provide a seamless indoor-outdoor transition, making them ideal for rooms that open up to gardens, patios, and balconies.
Interior designers and architects alike prefer using aluminium sliding doors with a low-emissivity or Low-E glass to make homes more energy-efficient. Low-E glass is known to be proficient at trapping heat. When you install aluminium sliding doors with low-E glass, your home’s interiors remain warm and cosy during frosty winters. During the sweltering summers, the low-E glass installed in aluminium sliding doors keeps your home cool by reflecting the sun’s heat away.
This lowers the need for artificial lighting, heating, or cooling, thereby brigand down utility bills. Moreover, low-E glass also blocks UV rays and prevents damage of draperies, carpets, and other furnishings.
Ample Natural Light
One of the best benefits of opting for aluminium sliding doors is that the large glass panes that run from the top to the bottom of each door panel let in ample amount of natural light inside your home. Natural light creates a warmer, brighter, and more inviting atmosphere in your home, irrespective of the season. This instantly improves the ambience of your space. The flow of natural light also gives you a well-lit interior which leads to less need for artificial lighting during the daytime. Also, let’s not forget about the host of benefits the sun’s Vitamin-D has to be offer.
Aluminium is a material that is known for being strong and highly durable. Sliding frames made of aluminium are bound to stand the test of time. Aluminium sliding doors can resist daily wear-and-tear. They are corrosion-resistant and are not affected by corrosion, termites, dirt, etc. This, in turn, means that you don’t have to worry about your aluminium sliding doors being easily warped or deformed and affecting the operation of the door.
This benefit naturally follows the one mentioned above. Since aluminium sliding doors remain unaffected by most of the external elements, they are ridiculously easy to maintain. To upkeep your aluminium sliding doors, all you need is a clean dry cloth dipped in some window cleaning agent or soapy water solution, and you’re good to go! Your aluminium siding doors will shine like a penny in no time!
Aluminium sliding doors are available in the market in a wide variety of designs, and each of them adds their unique style to the interior décor of your home. For example, if you do not prefer large sliding doors, then pocket aluminium Sliding doors are a great choice as they easily disappear into a ‘pocket’ in the adjacent wall. If air-circulation and letting in ample amounts of natural light is your prime concern, then you can pick aluminium patio Sliding doors. These huge fixtures are the perfect way to facilitate air circulation and let in natural light. Slimline aluminium sliding doors is an excellent option for a more minimalistic approach. This variant offers a broader glass area with only slightly-visible aluminium framing material so that you can get a thoroughly unobstructed view. Along with different variants, aluminium sliding doors can also be powder-coated and thus, are available in a variety of colours.
Are you looking to install aluminium sliding doors to increase your home’s aesthetic appeal as well as functionality? Then choose AIS Windows without any second thoughts! As India’s leading fenestration service provider, we offer premium-quality door and window solutions that are available in three different substrates – uPVC, wood, and aluminium. The experts at AIS Windows have all received hands-on training, are equipped with the right specialised tools, and also observe all international safety standards while performing window installation or replacement.
For highly customised 360-degree fenestration solutions, get in touch with AIS Windows today!