If you are planning to enhance the aesthetics of your home or office space and need some help picking the right doors and windows, then this article might come in handy. We have listed out some of the best door and window types that are famous for their durability, customisability and insulation.
Types of Doors
Doors serve an important purpose in every space. Be it safety, design, or quality, everything has to be top-notch when it comes to a door. The following door types not only offer a secure solution but also great aesthetics!
Slide and Fold Doors
Tilt and Slide Door
French doors have been a favourite among people due to their sophisticated design and ability to open inwards or outwards (as per requirement). It blends quite well with the Colonial architectural design and is very secure as it comes with handles and can be equipped with locks. You can get them in uPVC, or wooden frames depending on the interiors.
Sliding doors have gained popularity over traditional doors as they not only look fancier but also take up less space. When combined with uPVC or aluminium frames, they provide an elegant look and are quite durable and secure as well as corrosion-resistant.
These doors are quite often used in large spaces and villas and can be folded at one side when opened! They are made from multiple moving (or fixed frames) and act as a virtual wall while providing a panoramic view. Don’t be fooled by the glass panels as they are heavy duty and have multiple locking points.
If you want to enjoy the stunning views but don’t think sliding doors are safe enough, then you can opt for casement doors. It features a single sash hinged from the side and can be designed to open inwards and outwards (as per your requirements). These economical doors are often used in decks and balcony patios.
This is an interesting twist to the conventional sliding windows as these doors can be moved back and forth independently and provide an added functionality to swing the door inward when the need arises. You can install them in patios or balconies for a unique look.
You can get these unique designs in the following materials:
With the rapid advancement in technology, (Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride) UPVC doors are in trend. People are investing in these doors as they offer a wide range of advantages like durability and design. If you purchase from renowned brands like AIS Windows then you won’t have to worry about replacing the doors as it is termite-proof, lightweight, moisture-resistant and anti-corrosive.
Aluminium doors top the charts when it comes to sustainable and durable doors. These come in various designs and are also lightweight. They are easy to maintain and eco-friendly solutions as they can be recycled with a minimal carbon footprint. They are termite-resistant and can handle extreme weather conditions which makes them a value for money product!
When it comes to strength and efficiency, one can’t leave out steel doors. But the best part is that when coupled with the right glass, you can have some great designs which will go well with all kinds of exteriors and interiors. These doors can be solid or hollow and have a great scope when it comes to design modifications as the frame can be made of angles, pressed steel plates, etc.
Glass doors have come in demand as they are transparent and can be moulded into unique designs without compromising on strength and durability. Glass can either be set into wooden panels to make doors or you can opt for fibreglass. Fibreglass is strong, inflammable and lightweight. It is expected to be quite stable and easy to maintain; they don’t warp, twist or bow and are filled with foam (to ensure proper insulation).
Types of Windows
Now that we have covered the types of doors you can pick for your house or office, we will look at the different kinds of windows you can install in your room for that ultimate aesthetic look.
The most common type of windows is fixed windows as they are a great choice for spaces that don’t require too much airflow and simply need windows to allow the sunlight to pour in. It’s mostly used in high-rise apartments and basements.
You can also choose french windows for your homes as these double-sash structures open in the middle and can be designed to open inwards as well as outwards. These windows allow proper lighting and are one of the most secure forms of windows as they come with a multi-point locking system. You can bank on AIS Windows to provide desired design in all three substrates – uPVC, aluminium and wood.
Casement windows are extensively used in Indian homes as they allow sunlight to enter inside and can be opened for proper ventilation whenever required. These can be locked to prevent theft and are sealed at the edges which ensure improved energy efficiency. It can be installed in the kitchen, bedroom or living room as they can have large glass panes with proper framing that goes well with all spaces.
Sliding windows are simple yet slick as they can glide back and forth to close or open the window. It does not need regular maintenance and operates smoothly. It can be customised to make single or both window panes operable and is mostly used in restrooms to let in abundant sunlight.
These windows can be made of aluminium, wood and uPVC so that you can save on electricity consumption. Wondering how? Read on to know more!
Aluminium is one of the most widely used metals when it comes to windows as it can be painted, and designed as per one’s wishes. It does not require too much maintenance and doesn’t take up too much space. You can get properly finished frames (solid, glossy or matte). You can find a huge variety of aluminium frames that can go well with the interiors effortlessly.
Most of us love the old school vibes and hence want to pick wooden windows. Renowned brands like AIS Windows understand this quite well and provide attractive and economical designs made of premium quality Accoya wood. It is resistant to termites, has high durability and is naturally insulating which makes it a great investment!
This new generation material has brought a revolution in the industry by proving to be eco-friendly, highly thermally efficient and economical. UPVC can help cut down electricity costs as it helps maintain the room temperature (if installed with premium quality glass) and also keeps external noise at bay so you can work or rest in peace.
Now that you know about the various kinds of designs and materials, you can pick the best combination for your home or office doors and windows with ease. But make sure to purchase them from renowned brands like AIS Windows so that you can get 360-degree fenestration solutions and expert guidance while choosing and proper customer support even after making the purchase!