Open Up The View
New Castle Remodeling
Windows, Patio, Patio Construction
Without changing the size of a room, you can make it seem a lot bigger. We recently installed two sliding glass patio doors for a couple in La Crescenta so they could have better access and a better view. We did some drawings, pulled permits then knocked out the wall and framed an opening for the patio doors. It is usual when breaking out a wall for a door to have to move electrical, such as wall plugs, and plumbing, such as the hose faucet. And, the framing must be done in such a way to maintain the support of the roof by the walls.
The doors we installed were standard height, 6'8" - one was 6 feet wide and the other was 8 feet wide. In this case we installed dual-glazed, vinyl-clad sliding doors. "Glazed" means to put glass in a frame. "Dual" means two and dual-glazed means 2 layers of glass with a vacuum-sealed space between with an inert gas that doesn't contain moisture (so it won't condensate between the panes). Having two panes of glass acts as insulation and a buffer to noise.
If you put a door in, you have to keep in mind what you step out onto. Need to move a planter? Or add steps down to the patio? The ground has to slope so water will not come in.
After the door was installed, we patched the stucco outside and the walls inside. Got questions? Feel free to call us at (818) 548-8760
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