Internal Sliding doors open in a horizontal manner by sliding parallel to a wall. They are considered as one unit involving two panel sections ,one is fixed while the other is mobile to slide open.Another design is where a glass the size of a wall has one or many more movable panels sliding into wall pockets disappearing to enable an open door to either come in or out. I will discuss in details the easy steps to help you select the required parts of a sliding door system.
When there is not enough space for the doors to open multiple track lines are used or when the doors swing sideways. The track length is usually double the width of the door opening. You have the freedom to choose either wall or soffit brackets. The track length determines the number of brackets to be used .Remember to check bracket intervals of the specified bracket.
The track can be fitted underneath the door directly without the brackets in light series. It is also possible to join double tracks with joint brackets .Bringing together of brackets is normally common in weightier series.
· Hangers and fixing plates
For the components mentioned above, nylon made wheels are recommended for internal use while steel made wheels are for external use. Two pieces per door is how the hangers are installed. The fixing plates function is to put hangers on doors. The top or side fitting plates are used to hung wood, aluminum and composite doors. It is important to note that because the hanger bolts are normally drilled directly to metal door frames they do not need fixing plates.
To control the movement of sliding doors, stops are needed. An inside the track stop is usually preferred, it limits the movement by knocking the sliding door. Using bolts in place of stops is not allowed since they are known to cause damage to the bearing of the hanger.
· Bottom guide
For faultless and smooth functioning of the door, a bottom guide is required. It prevents the door from continuous swinging. They are normally fitted on the floor or wall while in some instances they are installed under the door leaf. The door groove or a bottom guide channel is where the bottom guide moves.
· End caps and end clips
They prevent the tracks lateral movement. These finish the tracks trendy design.
· Soft close
They facilitate closing and opening of the door effortlessly and easily.
· Clip tops
Acts as track stop to keep the door in a closed or open position. To adjust the gap between the door and the track use a low headroom plate.
You are now good to go ahead and make a purchase for your sliding door requirements. Considering the information in the above article, it is now very easy to buy all the components having an informed choice. You only need to have enough cash to finally witness the fulfilment of your dream to install a great looking sliding door in your house. Now is the time.