Domestic Shutter Doors

Roller shutter doors provide great security for many garages and workshops; their ‘roller-shutter’ mechanism is also used in vans, large windows, and warehouses.

A roller shutter door usually consists of multiple horizontal bars or slats that have been hinged together, when opened these slats can either fold or roll on top each other. When the door needs to be closed, the slats are then lowered, extending themselves to close the door.

With the increased need for security in the home, there has been extensive development and marketing of shutter units that provide security while also looking attractive on the property. Most of them are considerably smaller than the shutter doors used for shops and other industrial purposes.

They also provide a protection from nocturnal radiation and have the ability store heat well during the winter. Some special roller shutter doors are available where the laths have been filled with foam to provide better insulation.

For further convenience in home use, many roller shutter units can be opened and closed automatically. There is usually an electric motor that has been fitted in the roller and as the motor turns it either opens or closes the door.

These types are generally activated through remotes or sensors and are used by many modern families. Manual doors are also popular and generally used for shops and warehouses, usually a gear drive is attached at the top of at the door so it either can be lifted up manually or cranked to open up wide.

Choose Your New Shower Stall Doors Based on Need and Preference

A modern shower enclosure is much more than a functional place to take a shower. It is a decorative detail that creates a motif or mood in your bathroom. This is why your choice in shower stall doors can make such a big difference in your overall d├ęcor. Put your decorative ideas to work and make the best possible choice to have exactly the impact you want.

It is not difficult to find replacement shower doors. Many consumers will look first to the retailers that are best known for selling home furnishings. These would include Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, and Menards. Others look first to eBay, hoping to find a discount or even wholesale prices. These consumers will not be disappointed. There are lots of options available through suppliers like these from trusted names like Kohler, American Standard, Sterling, and MAAX.

There are some very pointed questions you should ask yourself that will narrow your choices as you search for a residential shower door. The first question is what types of shower doors do you want to consider? Contemporary shower doors are available in a number of different designs to meet very specific needs. Wide showers, alone or with a bathtub are often ideal for sliding, pivot, or swing shower doors. The Dreamline Vitreo Frameless Swing Door is a great example of this. In a larger bathroom, where there is plenty of room for the door to open and close, this design will work fine.

In a smaller bathroom, however, a sliding or folding door is a better idea because the door never takes up any extra space besides that of the enclosure itself. The Splendor Deluxe series is made up of sliding doors that feature towel racks inside and outside the shower for your convenience.

The next thing you must consider is the kind of glass you wish to use. Some manufacturers like Splendor offers a wide range of glass style options for each of their doors. So no matter the design of the door, you can choose to use tinted, clear, or textured glass in a number of different variations. Tinted and clear glass are transparent, while textured glass will allow in the light but provide the person inside the shower with a little extra privacy. Because you can combine a number of different choices, the result is a shower door unique to your home.

Shower doors come in a various sizes and dimensions as well. You must know the dimensions of your opening before beginning to consider what door you would like to purchase. Some doors, like those from Kohler and Daryl, come in standard sizes, while others like those from Splendor and Holcam are custom made in whatever size you order.

Finally, you must decide if you would like to buy a shower door for your existing enclosure or if you would like to install an entire new enclosure. Most manufacturers that sell shower doors will also sell kits that will include the shower stall, tray or bathtub, and door. By purchasing these items together, you are ensuring a better fit than if you buy them separately.