Internal Sliding Doors are a door range that is suitable for all property types. The term internal refers to here as doors that are suitable for indoor applications. Anyway, it doesn’t mean that those products can’t resist environmental factors such as rainfall or moisture. In general, the features such as door size and looks are the factors to consider here. In the old days, wood variations were the top material choices for doors, but the time of those trends are fading now. At GB, we manufacture Internal Sliding Doors that are, in a way, suitable for outdoor applications as well.
Today, let’s understand or finalize the best materials for this door range. Here, we should discuss the expected features of internal doors. What requirements do you look for here? Internal Sliding Doors has to provide security, section isolation/separation, thermal control, and privacy. And, the majority of the sliding doors are stylish ones that add an architectural look to your home. Anyway, we don’t use wood variations now, as mentioned earlier. What are the other materials you can think of here? How about steel? Well, doors that are 100% steel won’t suit for indoor applications. These are doors, not gates, so transparency is an expected feature. Hence, glass has to be a part of those doors now. But, those glass panels can’t be of general ones that may shatter due to general vibrations. Also, thin glass panels are not safe to use for residential applications, and they can’t offer you thermal protection as well. It is pretty understandable now that we have to use a metal frame with double-glazed glass panels to fulfil the expected requirements. Double-glazed glass panels are strong, thick, and transparent. And, the Internal Sliding Doors manufacturer can make those glass panels tinted or blurred for enhanced privacy.
Now, we have to think of the right material for the door frame. Well, we can make Internal Sliding Doors frameless as well. Anyway, the majority of clients still prefers framed doors. Yes, stainless steel is one reliable metal choice for the door frame. Stainless steel, as the name suggests; won’t get corroded, even when used for outdoor applications. Stainless steel is strong and looks elegant as well. Anyway, the price is a concern here. As you know, stainless steel is a somewhat expensive metal. Since door manufacturing is a large-scale application, the use of stainless steel in it is less practical. In summary, we don’t consider stainless steel to be the best metal choice for Internal Sliding Doors.
Moreover, other known metals such as copper, brass, galvanized steel are also costly choices. Yes, all those metal options are great ones in terms of durability and strength to weight ratio. But, the price of those make us look for a better alternative. What else can we think of here? How about aluminium for Internal Sliding Doors? What are the weaknesses of aluminium? In general, there’s nothing to highlight here as for vulnerabilities of this versatile metal. And, that is why we use aluminium for Internal Sliding Doors and windows. So, the top materials for doors — now you know those, double-glazed glass panels and aluminium. When you buy sliding doors made of these two materials; those will serve you for many decades, and we guarantee it.