Pointers for Installing Sliding Doors in a Home

One way to update your home is to install new doors. You've probably come across sliding models. These open horizontally using a tracking system and rollers. The door can be hung from the track or mounted at the base.  One of the main benefits of sliding doors is that they don't protrude into the room and thus save space. Following are several points to consider when purchasing and installing doors in your home.

Consider Pocket Doors

Sliding doors all roll sideways, but they differ in various ways. For example, pocket doors slide into a hidden compartment which is typically built within a wall. The door vanishes from view when open to give a home a streamlined look. These doors can be installed internally to provide a flowing sensation from room to room without the interruption of swinging doors taking up space.

Consider Standard Sliding Doors

Another possibility is a standard internal door that slides along the wall. These models are usually cheaper than pocket doors, as they don't require a constructed wall space. The sliding mechanism is visible on these standard models, and the door sits against the wall when open. As a result, the effect isn't quite so streamlined.

Consider Bypass Doors

Alternatively, you could connect bypass or stacking sliding doors. These doors are made from sections that roll on parallel tracks. When open, the sections fit behind each other. You might see this construction in wardrobes, for example. They can also be established as external glass doors across expansive spaces that lead to a patio. Once open, the doors stack to the side, leaving a broad entrance to the garden.

Determine Places to Install Sliding Doors

Sliding doors can be used in different locations around the home. As mentioned, they can cover wardrobes, divide rooms, and open onto a backyard. One possibility is sliding French doors to give a traditional appearance. Glass sliding doors to the yard provide an open, spacious feeling within a home while also connecting it to nature.

Compare Sliding Door Materials

Sliding doors can be found in a variety of materials. Install a solid or opaque door constructed of wood or wood products such as high-density fibreboard (HDF), for example. Other options include hollow-core materials or glass-panelled doors with an aluminium, wood, or vinyl frame. You can add texture to your home by fitting doors filled with louvres that are stained or painted. Sliding doors with mirror inserts can also be used to make a room feel more spacious and open.

If you have more questions contact contractors who install sliding doors.