In general, the pricing for Aluminium doors are determined by the material used. Because the material is fairly inexpensive, an aluminium door price falls on the lower end of the price spectrum for entry doors.
The classic glass sliding door that most people think of is a 6-foot pair of plain glass panels that sit inside a clean, simple frame. This basic sliding glass door by itself costs around ?. An 8 foot door usually runs from R4000 to R6000 Some doors are available pre-hung
To provide and install a single new garage door will cost between R6000 and R15000
- Both wooden and steel doors can be insulated for weather.
- A steel door has the benefits of being more economic, having better design, is more energy- efficient and lower maintenance.
A wooden door has several layers of wood with polystyrene insulation between the layers. This insulation improves the R value factor plus helps to muffle/deaden noise
Insulated garage doors have two layers of steel with insulation between the layers. They are thicker and more energy efficient than uninsulated doors. If your garage is attached to your home cold air can seep into the house, and therefore an insulated door is the best choice. Insulated doors are also preferable in very warm or cold climates, as the fluctuation of inside temperatures are reduced.
- Steel garage doors offer the most variety in terms of price, insulation and design.
- Steel garage doors are lighter and more efficient than wood garage doors and are easier to maintain.
Steel won’t crack, warp or fall apart due to weather conditions
- Insulation makes the door resistant to denting and rusting.
- In winter, an insulated garage door will not make your garage warm but will make it warmer.
In summer, and insulated garage door will not make the garage cold but will make it cooler. And that is the point. It may raise or lower the temperature by as much as 10 degrees
- The cost of a sliding door compared to ??? is roughly the same unless the doors are large. When they get sizable, sliding doors come in few panes and becomes significantly more expensive. This is because big single units of glass are very costly. To compare the prices of the doors each door will have to be quoted on to accurately determine the price.
- Aluminium doors are strong, durable, lightweight, affordable and require minimal framing.
- This means that while the door itself is incredibly strong and can withstand most weather conditions (and other forces).
- Minimal framing means that more glass can be utilized, which is in turn more aesthetically pleasing.
- It won’t warp, crack discolour, rot or rust.
- Aluminium is also fire-proof, offering added safety.
- Any high end range of aluminium windows and doors should have a sleek powder coat finish, which means that they never need to be painted as the finish offers excellent longevity.
Window blinds made from horizontal slats were developed as we know them in 1794. They were named ‘Venetian’ blinds because they originally came from Venice, Italy. These venetian blinds replaced fabric curtains or shutters.
The slats on Venetian blinds can be replaced, however you cannot remove just the broken slats. The process is quite easy though. Remove the end caps from the bottom rail and untie the knots of the string. You will then be able to unthread the cord through as many blinds slats as required until you get to the damaged slat which you need to replace.
- Real wooden blinds offer great quality and sophistication but are prone to warping and staining and come with a more expensive price.
- Aluminium Venetian blinds are more affordable, waterproof and durable, and come in a variety of colors. They are however noisier than the wooden blinds and have a more clinical and less sophisticated feel.
- With Venetian blinds, the stack is at the top of the window because that is where all the slats sit when the blind is in the fully raised (or open) position. The stack on wooden Venetian blinds is always greater than that of aluminium because of the difference of slat thickness.
- Real wooden venetian blinds are prone to warping because these blinds are made from vinyl material/ PVC to resemble natural wooden products.
- Like composite wood blinds their primary constituent is plastic. This makes them highly susceptible to warping especially in extreme temperatures. In temperature that exceed 55 degrees Celsius the blinds tend to become pliable.