Are you yearning to be closer to your natural surroundings? Do you want to connect with nature from the comfort of your home and enjoy a seamless indoor/outdoor experience? Then theLift-and-Slide Patio Door is the right fit for you.
Designed and engineered for extra large openings it offers unobstructed views and abundant natural light - all without compromising the ease of operation, security and performance.
What makes this patio door so special and popular is it’s functionality, all thanks to the hardware that is used in this system. When turning the handle into the up position the entire panel lifts off the track and weatherstripping onto its rollers, allowing for smooth and easy sliding. When it's time to close the door, the handle lowers the panel back on the track for a tight fit. Thus the weight of the entire panel pushes down, sealing off the bottom half from any water or wind penetration.
Because of the way they function these patio doors offer a variety of benefits that architects, custom builders, and homeowners embrace. Lift-and-slide patio doors are available in up to six panel units and can carry a weight of up to 800 pounds per panel. A uPVC System can extend to a width of 20’ and a height of 9’. On the other hand in an aluminum system you can reach a width of 40’ and a height of 12’. Despite the size, these doors can still be opened with one hand and closed with just the push of a finger.
Since Lift-Slide-Doors don’t need as much room as a traditional door, they also save space. With a regular door, it will swing in our out, taking up precious space. These do not, which gives you more room on the inside and the outside.
Lift-and-slide doors also offer better security than traditional sliding doors and better soundproofing.The doors have more gaskets and weatherproofing, and the handle engages the hardware to create a nice tight seal. The increased insulation also means less sound permeates into your home. This will also enhance your home’s level of comfort, especially if you have noisy neighbours.
One important aspect to consider when you pick a Lift-and-Slide Patio Door for your home is installation. Since these systems are highly engineered it is essential they are also properly installed so they can be used to their full potential without any issues. One thing to remember is that these systems require tight tolerances for deflection and movement. Depending on the installation, doors could bind and fall out of alignment. As a result installation is extremely difficult and complicated, requiring levelling, sealing, flashing and other considerations.