Types of Doors

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When you begin to design your home, you will discover that there are many different types of doors with various functions and styles. There are two main categories of doors, interior doors and exterior doors. Read here to learn more about six different style doors!


Swing Doors

First up is the swing door. A swing door is the type of door with two hinges that can be pushed open from either side, and swings shut when it is released. Swing doors are always framed, but they can be made from a variety of different materials such as wood, aluminum, plastic, and glass. This way, you can customize your door to suit your space. The front door of a home is most commonly a swing door.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are doors that glide along a track rather than swinging on hinges. Sliding doors are most commonly made of glass. There are many benefits to sliding glass doors such as saving space, adding security and allowing natural light to come in. Sliding glass doors can also be retrofitted with an automatic sliding door system.

Automatic sliding doors can provide convenience, pet control, accessibility and much more. The doors will automatically open for you as you approach them. Additionally, this innovative design is also great for giving your pets the freedom to go in and out as they please. With the Autoslide pet tag system, you will not have to lift a finger to let your pet in and out, nor will you have to worry about other animals getting in.

French Doors 

French doors are similar to glass sliding doors because they are most commonly used as patio doors. French doors are also known as swinging patio doors or hinged patio doors. French doors can open inward or outward from the center. They are made out of glass and allow natural light to shine through. There are also sliding French doors, which have wider door frames than typical sliding glass doors. They are most commonly used in homes that have traditional architectural styles.


Pocket Doors

A pocket door is a sliding door that, when fully open, disappears into a compartment in the adjacent wall. Pocket doors are used for architectural effect, or when there is no room for the swing of a hinged door. They are most commonly used in the interior of homes. Pocket doors travel on rollers suspended from an overhead track or guides that run along the floor.


Dutch Doors

A Dutch door, stable door, or half door is a door that is divided in half and the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. You can secure a bolt to hold the two halves together so it can also operate as a normal door. Dutch doors can be found in both the interior and exterior of a home depending on your home design. They originated in colonial England as a practical solution that allowed breeze and sunlight to come into the house without letting the children out or animals or pests in.


Revolving Doors

Revolving doors consist of three or four doors called wings or leaves. They are spaced an equal distance from each other around a center shaft and they rotate in a circle inside of a cylinder. Revolving doors are not commonly used in homes but more often as an entry door to airports and large department stores. They facilitate rapid movement of people in and out of buildings while keeping cold air out of the warm interior space. They can also be used for access control because typically only one person can use each quadrant at a time.


As you can see there are many different types of doors, the choices are endless so be sure to do some research when deciding which doors are right for your home.