7 Common Types of Glass Doors

Doors are something we take for granted. We use them every day, but we know very little about them. As a glazier in Sydney, I’ve done my fair share of door glass replacement over the years and have learned a thing or two about them all. This post discusses the most common ones.
Types of Doors

Hinged Door

A hinged door is almost certainly the first thing that comes to mind when people think of a door, and it is certainly the most common.
It is typically made up of a solid wooden panel door or a hollow-cored door that is attached to a door jamb with two or more hinges.
Taller doors generally necessitate more hinges, while heavier doors necessitate stronger, sturdier hinges.

hinged door

Sliding Door

A sliding door is made up of one fixed panel and two hangers on rollers that slide along a track.
To make a door opening, the panel slides back and forth.
When slid open, sliding doors can be mounted on top of a track below or suspended from a track above, and some types ‘disappear’ in a wall.

sliding door

Revolving Door

When it comes to climate control, revolving doors are the way to go.
They guide traffic flow while providing superior separation of indoor and outdoor environments and are available in two-, three-, and four-wing models.
Revolving doors are energy efficient because they (as an airlock) prevent draughts, reducing the building’s loss of heating or cooling.

revolving door

Automatic Door

Automatic doors are ideal for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential applications.
When the door controller receives an activation signal from the sensor, it activates the gear motor, which drives the belt and pulley.
When no one is detected inside the activation area, the door begins to close after a predetermined amount of time.
They are commonly used in residential properties for disabled access.

Automatic Door

Bi-fold Door

Bifold doors are made up of two or more panels that fold back on themselves to open up an entire aperture.
The doors are mounted on runners, and when opened, they slide and fold simultaneously for smooth operation.
They’ve become a popular option for opening up a home’s entertainment area and providing an unobstructed view of the outside while also letting in plenty of natural light.

bifold doors

French Door

A pivot door is a swinging door that rotates on a spindle rather than hinges attached to a frame. It is a popular modern alternative to a hinged door.
Pivot bearings take the place of traditional hinges, allowing for new and exciting design possibilities.
With self-closing and hold open functions, these high-quality pivots can easily and safely handle the weight of a massive over-sized door.

french doors

Pivot Door

A pivot door is a swinging door that rotates on a spindle rather than hinges attached to a frame. It is a popular modern alternative to a hinged door.
Pivot bearings take the place of traditional hinges, allowing for new and exciting design possibilities.
With self-closing and hold open functions, these high-quality pivots can easily and safely handle the weight of a massive over-sized door.

Author
Elias Chahine

Elias Chahine

Elias Chahine is the director of Gusto Emergency Glass Replacement and has many years in the glass repair and construction industry

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