Why Use Stationary Doors
This is a feature that a lot of consumers don’t think about, but it creates a really great effect.
The homeowner is all about light and creating a space that gets a lot of sun was one of her primary requests. She's not alone. Light-generous spaces are a popular trend that has been going on for a while. To acheive her goals for the bedroom, we went with stationary glass doors. It’s a feature that a lot of consumers don’t think about, but it creates a really great effect.
“Stationary doors provide maximum amounts of daylight and security, because no one is coming in and out,” says Ply Gem’s Vice President of Marketing for Windows Mark Montgomery.
For the ModelReModel home, we opted for 60”x80” stationary doors by Ply Gem to flood daylight in from the patio into the master bedroom. Unlike conventional windows, which generally are placed above the floor, these doors allow homeowners to have the effect of floor-to-ceiling glass. This partucluar model is designed in a classical style that fits the home’s historical context and aesthetic.
On another part of the room pictured here, we went with a 30”x60” window. The larger size leaves less room for furniture, but allows even more sun to flood the room.
But pay attention to solar heat gain codes and make sure you talk it over with your vendor. The ModelReModel homeowner didn’t want to resort to putting in darker glass. Fortunately, Ply Gem’s product passed the codes simply with its Standard Low-E.