Whenever you think of the sliding doors in your office or the ones in a building you have been in. You may have wondered if there is a possibility of having such entries in your own home or your building. Sliding doors and swinging doors are some of the best things you can buy for your building. There are few reasons why you need the sliding or revolving doors in your building.
Before we look at that let us just look at what a revolving door consists of –
The sliding or swinging door includes two doors which are then attached to the walls or at the center to a shaft. The doors will then open or close according to the settings left on them during installation. You can have a motion sensor set on the door to note the presence of a person coming close and therefore open. The same happens to swing doors.
Let us see some of the reasons why an automatic door is a right fit for you.
One of the reasons why you need all the sliding doors when you’re transitioning from the outside to the inside of your building is based on saving energy. How does the automatic door save energy you may ask? Well, this is because it works as an airlock. When you open a hinged door, you let out a lot of heated air outside and let in a considerable amount of cold air. This may not mean much in a hot climate but make a huge difference in the cost of heating in a cold environment. The reverse is also true in more humid climates where the cold air needs to be kept inside. It also saves on the amount of energy you take to open the door or close it.
This is pretty obvious with a sliding door you will have less noise from the outside. You will realize that there is no one time that the environment outside and inside a building will be the same. The doors ensure that there is always a shut area between where the person is, and the inside is a closed compartment.
This is because only one or two people can get through the automatic doors at a time. You will notice less traffic that way. This helps especially in an office building where order and caution are appreciated. In hospitals, it helps to keep pets and children from certain floors such as the ICU.
Swing doors and automatic sliding doors are more or less set to be the high front office aesthetic. Most of these doors are clear and are pleasing to the eyes making the inside of the building look more significant than it already is.
Sliding doors can be placed at the entrance of a home or to go to the backyard. You can also use it to transition into a three-season porch. You can set the sliding doors in so many parts of your home.
Now let us take a look at what gets calculated in the cost of the sliding doors.
The significant part that causes the cost of installation to be expensive is the material used to mount the door on the frame and the labour costs.
Some of the sliding doors are made in a way that they are controlled by push buttons. Other types of sliding and swing doors are controlled by access control systems. An example of this is when companies issue a card to enter a building. You would need a pre-programmed card slid through a reader for access. The doors will then open automatically.
For both the push buttons and access control systems, safety sensors are installed. These sensors prevent the doors from closing on you while you walk past them. Several companies offer the installation of sliding doors in Ontario. Our company is one of the best in the business as we have been doing this for so many years.
As mentioned before the price of a sliding door will depend on the size and the quality of the material used. You can buy yourself a simple piece of glass which will break easily. However, most of the glass purchased for the doors is heavy duty and hard to break. You would need a lot of force to break such glass.
Glass doors may range from $400-$700 in Ontario. This just depends on the kind of material you want. This amount will get you the regular sliding door. By natural we mean the 5 foot to the 6-foot door. This door comes with aluminum frames. You can get the extra-sized doors at 8 feet with the same construction. This door will cost a little more at $1000-$1200.
If you feel that that will just not be enough, then you can go for the 12-foot doors which will come at an even more prominent price. $1500-$3000 is the amount you will have to cough up for this size door. It will obviously have more panels than the regular sized doors due to the size.
It will cost you $400 to $1300 to have the door installed into your home. This is the price you will need to pay the installation company to send over people who need to balance the glass and place it on the frame. Installation of a glass door is not a job for one person.