Patio Door Handles: The Only Guide You need

A simple guide to all things patio door hardware

Written by Lucy Thornton ,
Published on March 5, 2024 at 8:52:42 AM PST March 5, 2024 at 8:52:42 AM PSTth, March 5, 2024 at 8:52:42 AM PST
Patio door handles: the only guide you need

Good bye Winter. Hello Spring. It's been a long time coming but brighter days are finally here and with them, a demand from homeowners for folding and sliding doors.

In recent years, sliding doors have witnessed a surge in popularity, becoming a sought-after choice for homeowners and architects alike. Offering a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, these sleek and versatile doors have become a staple in modern design.

However, as demand for sliding doors continues to rise, it's essential to emphasise the importance of using decent door hardware for longevity and functionality.

Let's delve into what's new in the field of sliding door hardware and why quality matters.

The appeal of sliding doors

Sliding doors have earned their place in contemporary architecture for several compelling reasons.

Maximise space

Firstly, they maximise space efficiency, making them ideal for rooms with limited square footage. By eliminating the need for swing clearance, sliding doors allow for more flexible furniture arrangements and uninterrupted views.

The stainless steel KM8 series sliding door handle, lock and thumbturn are perfect for this stunning seaside Cornish Gems property in St Agnes Cornwall

Increase natural light

Sliding doors also create a harmonious connection between indoor and outdoor areas, fostering a sense of openness and increasing natural light.

Easy to use

Sliding doors also offer unmatched convenience and ease of use. With smooth gliding mechanisms, they facilitate effortless operation, making them particularly suitable for high-traffic areas or households with elderly or mobility-impaired individuals.

The Blu sliding door handles are available in a range of styles and sizes, with matching thumbturns and escutcheons to finish the look

The importance of good quality door hardware

While the aesthetic and functional benefits of sliding doors are clear, their performance can be compromised without proper hardware, especially in regions prone to harsh weather conditions or high corrosion. This is where Coastal's Blu range comes into play.

Protect against the elements

Weatherproof door hardware, including handles, locks, and seals, acts as a barrier against sea air, wind, sand, and other external elements. Without adequate protection, sliding doors may experience premature deterioration, leading to issues like rust, corrosion, and water intrusion.

The KM7 lift and slide handle, manufactured from 316 marine-grade stainless steel, is ideal for coastal locations like this stunning property at Carbis Bay

Enhance durability

Investing in high-quality weatherproof door hardware ensures the longevity and durability of sliding doors, reducing the need for call backs and customer complaints. Durable materials such as 316 marine-grade stainless steel offer superior strength and resilience, standing up to the rigours of daily use and environmental exposure.

This sleek lift and slide handle is the natural choice for coastal locations where protection against the elements is key

Optimise performance

Properly installed weatherproof hardware contributes to the smooth and reliable operation of sliding doors. Well-designed handles, locks and thumbturns minimise friction, allowing for effortless opening and closing.

Perfect match

As sliding doors continue to gain popularity in residential and commercial settings, using only high quality door hardware is essential to their endurance, performance, and aesthetic appeal.

Whether in residential or commercial settings, high quality patio door handles contribute to the longevity and aesthetics of the door system (pictured: KM9 sliding door handles, available in satin stainless steel and matt black lacquered)

Whether renovating an existing space or embarking on a new construction project, choosing the right door hardware is a decision that pays dividends in the long run, ensuring years of seamless functionality and enduring beauty.

Shop Coastal's wide range of patio door handles and accessories

Coastal Group offers a wide range of patio door handles and accessories, all manufactured from 316 marine grade stainless steel. With matching thumbturns and escutcheons, your next sliding door project will be built to last and look great for many years to come.

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