If you're looking for a way to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient while opening it to the outdoors, you might think about installing double-glazed doors. Consider the following benefits you'll enjoy from this upgrade.
Rooms Appear Bigger
Increasing the number of glass openings in your home will make the rooms appear larger. Glass doors will have a greater impact than windows because they extend to the floor. You could install double doors that lead to a patio or garden. Even though the room remains the same size, it will feel larger because you'll be able to see further. The outdoor area is conjoined to the inside space in a sense, as there is nothing blocking the view between them.
Increases Energy Efficiency
If you install glass doors with only a single pane, though, your home will be less energy efficient as a result. The outdoor heat would quickly transfer through the doors and make the room hotter. Double-glazed doors consist of two glass panes with a space in the middle that is filled with air or argon gas. This middle area creates a buffer that hinders heat transfer.
As a result, you can enjoy the open feeling provided by expansive glass doors without suffering from excessive summer heat. If sunlight shines directly on the doors, you could install a low-w glass panel in the unit, which will reflect the radiant heat outside.
Double-glazed doors also muffle noise — they provide acoustic as well as thermal insulation. If you live near a busy road or airport that discourages you from opening windows, you can install glass doors to create a sense of openness while blocking the noise pollution. Ask your installer what noise percentage a specific double glazing unit will block to get an accurate figure.
Amps Up Security
Double glazing also increases a door's security because the two panes create a more substantial barrier. To amp up the security further, you could install a sheet of laminated glass in the unit. Laminated glass is constructed with a resin interlayer that holds the glass together. As a result, these panes are hard to break through.
Evens Out Temperatures
Double-glazed doors will help you to create more even and comfortable indoor temperatures. A room with a single-pane door will have hot or cold spots near the glass, depending on the season. It can be hard to work out the correct settings for air conditioning or heating with patchy temperatures. Double glazing will buffer the room from outside temperature extremes, enabling you to create a more consistent indoor atmosphere. The heat won't easily escape or enter through the double glazing.