Patio Door Hardware
Patio doors are often mistaken for French doors because of their positioning. They are typically put towards the back of the home or in a conservatory that opens into the back yard. The main difference between these two types of doors is that French doors are hinged while patio doors slide. As a result, patio doors require their own set of hardware because of the sliding movement. At Lockmaster, we provide the most robust Patio Door Hardware, including Handles, Locks, Keeps, Rollers, Gliders, and so much more! Read More
Patio Door Handles
Patio door handles are generally D-shaped. This is because a standard door handle is incompatible on a patio door. When shutting the door, the D-shaped patio door handle provides a more ergonomic grasp. Patio door handles usually have a little latch that allows the patio door’s locking mechanism to operate.
Patio Door Locks
Patio door locks are rarely equipped with deadbolts. A deadbolt is best suited for a swinging door that opens and closes. Because patio doors slide, a deadbolt would easily slip out of its locking position once the doors are pushed. This is why patio door locks typically have hooks. The hooks would fit into patio door keeps, which would be installed on the door frame. When the door is closed, this serves as a secure locking point. Sometimes additional locking mechanisms, called Push-Locks, are installed, which would be installed at the top or bottom of the door and engage at the bottom or top of the frame.
Patio Door Rollers & Patio Door Gliders
Since patio doors don’t operate on hinges, they require a friction-reducing mechanism. This is where rollers come in handy. Rollers are mounted on a track at the top and bottom of the door. Because they bear the whole weight of the door, they are susceptible to wear and tear plus a few more types of damage. As a result, our patio door roller replacements are quite popular. This is the difference between a patio door that moves freely and one that is difficult to open. Another component, known as a glider, can be installed at the top of the door in addition to the patio door rollers. When the door opens and closes, these gliders will stop all lateral movement.
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