If you are planning to look for doors for furnishing your home or a new office then there are two alternatives available. These two options are an entry or exit door that connects your home from the outside world and another one that is used as a passway from one room to another. There are many people who think that doors are just doors, it does not matter whether it is used internally or externally. But, when you consider both options, there are several differences. One can save lots of space with the use of internal doors where else external doors can waste as opening space.
Let us explain it through this example- if you use an internal sliding door as an entry/exit door then there is no need to leave some space for managing other things such as tables, welcome chairs, etc. If you use external doors as an entry/exit door then you have no choice but to leave some space for its opening and the worst part is that there is a good chance of unintentionally hitting someone when one is opening the opaque external door.
For internal sliding doors, a 4-5mm thin glass sheet is used for its construction but in the case of external doors a thick glass sheet of size 10-12mm is used so that it can resist exposure to another side of the door. Consequently, the price of external doors goes higher, and at the time of their construction, some of the issues like insulation, sealing, etc. also need to be taken into account.
In addition to the cost-effectiveness of internal doors, various attractive designs are available in these internal sliding doors which can become a style statement of your office or home. More importantly, with the help of an internal sliding door, you can isolate a small space from the rest of the room without wasting even an inch!
One can get various styles, designs, and colors in these internal sliding doors and thus can get versatility in these styles of doors. For instance, if you’ve got a couple of sliding doors between your children’s rooms; the first child’s room has a reddish color, while the other one has an elegant whitish tinge, then you can simply paint one side, and leave the other one “as is” – plain wood always looks great! Let us take an example of a set of sliding doors in between your children’s room; there is a tinge of purple color in one room of your child while the other child’s room has a whitish tinge, thus in order to give an attractive look to both of the rooms with internal sliding, you can paint one side and leave the other side as it is and you will actually find it great.
If we compare all aspects except the security aspect of internal doors and external doors then it can be easily said that internal doors are more efficient than external doors. In the case of external doors the security level is good as compared to internal doors because they are sturdy and cannot be easily broken, but to improve the security level of internal sliding doors it is good to use other options like shutters as they can be easily broken.