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Hinged and sliding doors are two options
that you might be considering for your
residential or commercial building.
Both of these door types provide the
benefit of making an entrance to a room
or building functional and beautiful
at the same time.
They also have several differences that
can sometimes make one the better
option over the other.
Asking yourself a few simple questions
can help you decide which one is better
for your building’s plans.
Sliding glass doors are often included on the
backside of a building where they open out
onto a patio.
A sliding panel system also works well as
an option inside of buildings where you
might want to use them to create
Some people choose a hinged door for
aesthetic purposes on the front of a building.
You can choose one with clear panels
to create a similar look to sliding systems
in this case.
Does the Area
Hinged doors are known for creating a larger opening since the panels can be swung
out of the way. Modern sliding doors can be made with stackable panels that also
slide conveniently to one side.
Two-way opening sliding systems are another option that allows for more people
to walk through the entrance at once.
Do You Have
a Need for
Sliding doors are large and can create the
illusion of more space since they provide
a window to the outside or other parts
of the indoor area.
If privacy is a concern, then you can choose
from several different types of glass options
to get that spacious feeling without having
people see everything that goes on inside.
Glass tints and textures can allow light inside,
while giving you more control over how much
privacy the sliding system provides.
How Is the
Energy loss is a concern anytime you have
a large opening to a building.
Sliding doors can be made with the same
types of glass as you use on your windows.
Combining high quality panels with a s