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Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Door for Your Balcony

  • March 21, 2022
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Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Door for Your Balcony

Your balcony is probably one of the most adored places in your home. And why not! It is that one spot that lets you engage in conversations with your neighbours, water your potted plants with easy access points, listen to some music, watch the sunset, or simply catch a breath of fresh air. There is so much that you can do to unwind and relax on your balcony.

So, it definitely deserves a door that makes the experience a lot better. However, every house has its own curb appeal. And picking a new piece of furniture, window, or door that complements the style of your house can become a conscientious process. Apart from its aesthetic appeal, there are several other factors that you need to consider, such as fenestration needs, material, security, etc., that play a significant role in picking the right door for your balcony. 

Here are a few tips that will guide you and help you pick the right door for your balcony: 

Purpose:

There are many reasons for installing a new exterior door on your balcony. While many would want a new door to let some sunlight into their room, some would just like a chic and stylish door to enhance the overall look of their balcony, or some would want one to enjoy the view from their room. 

Different types of doors would fulfil different purposes. So, while choosing a door for your balcony, be sure that you have a goal in mind and ensure that the door you select fulfils its purpose.  

Here are some functions that an exterior door would perform: 

  • Better ventilation and air circulation
  • Expansive, unobstructed views
  • Maximisation of natural light in the room
  • Ensure wind, air, and water tightness 
  • Soundproofing
  • Thermal efficiency
  • Security

For instance, if your primary concern is soundproofing, you should choose a door with double or triple glazing. Besides this, it is also suggested that you research and find window manufacturing companies like TOSTEM India that test their products based on global standards like ASTM, JIS, and BIS to ensure better performance and durability. 

Moreover, these doors and windows have installed EPDM gaskets; these are quite prominent among doors for automobiles. Nevertheless, such doors can reduce the noise levels up to 25 Db with a single 6-8mm glass. 

Style and Design:

Once you know your requirement, you will be able to pick the right style and design for your door. This will ensure that it fits perfectly with the architecture of your house. While an aluminium sliding door for the balcony would give a contemporary look, French doors would offer an old-world charm. There are so many designs available in the marketplace, and each of them has a different price point, material, and appeal. 

Here are some options that you can choose from:

  • Sliding Doors
  • Casement Doors
  • Bi-fold Doors, and more. 

Also, one should consider getting TEXGUARD coated doors that can retain the colour for a significant amount of time. In the case of TEXGUARD coating, the doors can retain their lustre and colour for 40 years.

Since the design and colour factor is taken care of, you can experiment with different colours. The colour should ideally complement the aesthetics of your home and balcony. You can select from various colours, including ivory white, autumn brown, natural silver, shine grey, natural black, etc. 

Technology Used:

The technology used in making doors and windows play a significant role in their durability, energy efficiency, aesthetic, and overall design. For example, TOSTEM INDIA’s aluminium doors are engineered using cutting-edge Japanese technology with 50 years of impeccable performance history. Thus, these windows can easily withstand extreme weather conditions. Other than this, these windows are also rust-free, scratch-free, and would retain colour gloss for decades.

Moreover, TOSTEM INDIA offers pre-engineered aluminium doors that get home-delivered straight from the factory. This means that each product is built with utmost perfection and precision in the factory with minimal third-party intervention. This also ensures ease of storage movement efficiency while enabling self-paced assembly and installation.

Sustainability:

Other than focusing on the quality of your fenestration products, one should also ensure that they use sustainable products that are environmentally friendly and recyclable. Doors and windows that are exclusively built for environmentally-conscious homeowners help in reducing the carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. 

Aluminium is one of the most eco-friendly materials used in housing products as they are 100% recyclable. This also increases their resale value as they can be easily used again. Thus, choosing an aluminium sliding door for the balcony would be a good option. Also, aluminium doors do not release toxic fumes in case of fire and are also fire-safe. 

Conclusion:

Choosing the right window for your balcony can be a little tricky, but we hope that this guide offers you all the information that helps you buy a good quality exterior door that caters to all your requirements. 

Contact TOSTEM INDIA to get the perfect door or window for your balcony.