4 Myths about Glass in Entrance Doors
Glass in living spaces is synonymous with timeless elegance, mysterious light games and even a hint of luxury. But when it comes to making the final decision in adding glass to an Entrance Door, there seems to be a lot of reluctance, mostly due to the belief that the security, energy efficiency and cleanliness will negatively impact the quality of the door. Today we want to break these myths (and not the glass), to show you that adding glass to your door is a great choice.
Myth No. 1 – Heat is lost through Glass
Glass is often seen as a weak point in a door, especially when it comes to Insulation. This is a fair point, but when it comes to HELT Entrance Doors, it’s nothing to worry about. Why? Because we look at every aspect of an entrance door and select only glass from the most advanced fabricators that are continuously investing into further developing their products and provide better solutions. Therefore, we can stand behind our products 100 % and not only guarantee the best insulation but also soundproofing for the glazing in our doors. All glass in our doors is standard triple glazed for your peace of mind.
Myth No.2 – Glass makes it easier for Burglars to break in
Security is one of the main reasons homeowners invest into a premium entrance door. If you are concerned when it comes to the security of glass in entrance doors, we are here to set your mind at ease. As previously mentioned, our glazing units in our doors are triple glazed and laminated. This means the glass units are connected with lamination in between. Should a burglar try to break through the glass, they might be able to break it, however the glass will stick together making it more difficult to move through it. The glass in our entrance doors also comes standard at 6mm thickness which is a lot higher than that of many of our competitors.
Myth No.3 – Glass provides no privacy
While we all enjoy the natural flow of sunlight and warmth through our glass, there is a concern that it also exposes us to the eyes of anyone passing by our home. AT HELT we have many glass design options to protect your home and your privacy. Today’s technologies provide you with the option to create glass designs that allow you to bring in as much light as possible while simultaneously offering you full privacy even at night when the lights are turned on inside your home.
Myth No.4 – Glass is difficult to keep clean
We admit, it is a little harder to argue against this point. However, we can assure you, our entrance doors and glass units are easy to clean. Our staff will be happy to provide you with the necessary information to keep your door in pristine condition and even walk you through the process for your assurance. For hard-to-reach places, new technologies in glazing provide protective layers on the outside of the units that can reduce the need to clean
by 90 %.
We hope we where able to provide you with a better insight into how glass can benefit your entrance door. If you are still not convinced and want to feel and experience our entrance doors, come and visit our showroom. We’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns.