For many years associated with commercial buildings, aluminium doors have in recent years become more and more commonplace in homes throughout Australia.
Before then wood doors were the norm in this and other countries. The main reason was that wood was easily available and cheap. It was also easy to fashion into almost any kind of product you liked, and solid enough to fulfill its purpose of providing security.
Apart from the cheapness, these entryways satisfy all these features in a far superior manner to that of wood. It too is easily produced, it is versatile in its use, and it has one overwhelming advantage over wood – it is much stronger and yet much lighter as well.
On top of that, aluminium easily outlasts wood, with a life that is potentially limitless. Not only is it rust-free, it is not prone to corrosion in any way, does not absorb water, become distorted or warped, attract dirt or discolour, and can be cleaned very easily and made to look like new at any time throughout its long life.
These entryways have narrower frames than traditional wood entryways, because the metal is stronger than wood. This means more light is let through and explains why these types of aluminium windows and doors have a reputation of being light and airy, compared to their wood predecessors.
The Advantages Of Aluminium Over Wood
Whilst most of our customers choose sliding doors, the use of aluminium means that we can also offer the choice of hinged doors. Such entryways in wood are very rare (and expensive) owing to the weight of the wood.
Where a hinged door is considered to be still the most appropriate then an aluminium door and frame, custom-built, is hard to beat for quality, looks and convenience. External entryways can be made to open outwards, for added security. Double glazing is an option if cold weather is ever an issue.
Modern manufacturing techniques mean that all aluminium products can be precision made to exact micro-measurements and in a quality and stylish finish. And that is exactly the way we make our doors.
You can even have your own colour scheme, with different colours on the inside and on the outside if you wish, painted at our factory in a polyester powder coated finish that will not fade or need attention.
But the manufacturing is only half the story. Fitting is just as important, and that is where we at Streamline Windows Brisbane excel. All our products are fitted by experienced and dedicated craftsmen who are satisfied with nothing less than perfection.
Every single one of our entryways, whether sliding, or hinged, has to open and close perfectly, giving complete air tightness and noise exclusion. External entryways are built to high security standards and can be double glazed if required.
In short, these systems are the choice of millions worldwide on account of their versatility, style, outstanding security and safety record, longevity, reliability and their ability to increase property values.