What do we call glass doors?
A glass door is an entry portal into a building made with glass, they are ideal when it comes to allowing natural lights into a building.
Glass doors come in varieties of lengths, widths, sizes, types and dimensions.
These doors are ideal when it comes to unobstructed views and allowing natural lights into a building; However, I bet you wouldn’t mind a refined entry portal for your building,
Listed below are some of the door types suitable for your building:• Swing doors
• Automatic doors
• Sliding doors
• Hinge doors
Now let’s take this a step forward by giving us the brief on the applications, differences, advantages as well as the maintenance of each door type aboveSWING DOOR
Swing doors come in single and multiple leaves (major factors that determine this include choice, space, purpose to mention but a few)
A swing door fits in perfectly in buildings both interiorly and exteriorly, its best application is however, on the exterior side as it serves both domestic (homes) and commercial purposes in places like malls, boutiques, offices etc; its commercial application goes hand in hand with fixed glasses for a perfect shop front and advanced wares display.
Here are some pictorial representations of the applications of swing doors (Double leaves) Swing Door For Homes (Double Leaves) Swing Door Without Fixed Glass (Single Leaf) Swing Door For Commercial Use (Single Leaf) Swing Door For Homes Swing Door For Commercial Use (Restaurant)
A door that operates with the aid of a motion sensor, this door requires no man power and utilizes little electric current (this implies that little electric current powers it)
An automatic door is believed to be the best in executive buildings such as five star hotels, airports, supermarkets, hospitals, restaurants etc. This door gives your building the exact touch of class and elegance you need as it provides the entrees the warm, stress free welcoming they deserve.
HOWEVER, AUTOMATIC DOORS ARE OFTEN NOT CONSIDERED AS THE BEST OPTION FOR SECURITY DOORS, BECAUSE IT ALLOWS FOR ENTRY FROM ANYONE AND EVERYONE.
Sliding doors, simply put are doors that open and close by sliding into a space or fixed glass, they aren’t reliant on hinges to rest upon.
Ease of use and access is one of the key features of sliding doors as the smooth controlled sliding action provides convenience and stress reduction; they are very useful in space management, since they help generate extra floor space where there is limited internal/external door space, they also eliminate the chance of doors being opened into someone
Although, they are not the best type of security door, they enhance safety without compromising high standards of durability and are much easier to maintain. single slider for shower eclosure Sliding Door for Shower Enclosure Sliding Door For Shower Enclosure 2way sliding cubicle Exterior single Slider
These types of doors open 90 degrees in and out from the closed point (180 degrees in total) it depends and is controlled by hinges.
Hinge doors, unlike swing doors require man power to return to closing point once opened.
They are the most commonly used types of doors because they exhibit the quality of universal application (in other words, they are ideal at almost any entry point), the use ranges from the basic/domestic use in homes, where they can serve as the best choice of doors for rooms and cubicles;
Industrial/commercial use include offices where they serve as the office entrance doors as well as glass partition doors.
Hinge doors support locking system portraying improved security Hinge Door for display shelve Hinge Door for Room Entrance Hinge Door for shower enclosure Swing Door For Commercial Use Hinge Door for Partition Hinge Door For Room Entrance
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF GLASS DOORS
Going further into this, let’s take a look at some of the differences and similarities between these doors
Basically, the similarities and differences between these doors depends mostly on their various functions and applications, for example the illustrations above has shown that they are all entry portals to a building but they are more suitable in a particular place(s) than the other; (note that oftentimes they can serve the same purpose but not every time) E.g.
Hinge door is mostly preferred for a glass cubicle but can be substituted with a sliding door (not a swing or automatic door). This is often due to the differences in the amount of energy required to control a swing door and the expenses of an automatic door. In comparison, hinge doors are often preferred to other glass door types when cost-effectiveness is considered.
Swing door is known for its ability to return back to the closing point after being opened, its usefulness in business places (such as shops, offices, malls etc) cannot be overestimated, however this purpose cannot be served better by hinge or sliding door as the mechanism in the installation of an hinge door cannot withstand as much pressure as a swing door can.
Automatic doors are the most suitable in executive building (airports, hotels, government offices etc), they are unique in standard and functions, they mostly come in the sliding form, however, they cannot be used in place of a sliding door or hinge door interiorly, automatic doors can be substituted with swing doors sometimes, but when elegance and class comes to play, automatic doors rule.