Sliding door drainage is an essential part of your design when planning a new extension. How water drains away from large patio doors is even more important where you want a flush threshold with a level floor inside and a similar level to your outside decking or slabs. We explain more about this process and why it’s important when choosing the best sliding door drainage method for your property project.
Understanding sliding door drainage
When fitting any door with a standard threshold height, drainage is already built into the system. For instance, the door set sits on its own cill and also has drainage machined into the product at the time of manufacture.
During heavy rainfall, it’s perfectly normal to see water collection on door tracks and especially with sliding doors. Assuming doors are correctly made, drained and installed, often this is not a cause for concern. Modern sliding and bifolding doors come designed for effective weather sealing and water drainage. However, if you do see water collecting on patio, sliding or bifolding door tracks, there are simple reasons why:
- The drainage holes may be blocked with dirt, grit or other debris/obstruction
- Small amounts of water often stay on a track after rainfall. This water evaporates over time
- Larger amounts of water immediately after heavy rain drain naturally away through the door drainage system
- The sliding door track has not been cleaned properly
A flush threshold with the best sliding door drainage by Aluhome
When we design your new sliding or bifolding door with a flush threshold, we not only make it highly effective, we also make it look attractive. When you invest in a premium set of sliding or bifolding doors, you also expect premium solutions for water capture and drainage. As well as this, standing water outside your doors on your patio is unsightly and poses a slip hazard too.
Better than the cheaper external water capture methods, the Aquabocci R47 External Barrier system is one of the best on the market. Contemporary looks, long lifespan, durable materials and some of the most effective water capture and drainage for your home.
Perfect for bifolding or sliding doors with the desirable flush threshold and smooth transition to the outdoors. Your summer days are better thanks to the outstanding functionality of modern patio doors. Winter months and wet days give you peace of mind of effective drainage of water from your doors.
Whether you’re replacing your dated patio doors but especially for new extensions, getting the threshold look you want with effective water drainage is essential. At Aluhome we use one of the best solutions on the market.
The Aquabocci R-47 system features and benefits
Advanced design and clever engineering makes the Aquabocci R47 External Barrier system perfect for patio doors. First of all it’s the drainage system’s ability handling up to 120 litres per minute. That’s more than enough for even the most severe rain or downpour.
Of course, this sliding door drainage system also covers other essential requirements you want. A choice of over 200 colours with a custom solution promises a matching or contrasting look at your door track. As well as this, there’s the optional ‘WunderGrip’ providing slip resistance outdoors or the standard Non-Slip finish available on all products.
And because the Aquabocci R47 External Barrier comes built to last, it’s guaranteed against corrosion, rust, water staining and even chlorine stains for swimming pool doors. So whether you’re having standard, faceted or even open corner bifolding and sliding doors, it’s the perfect water drainage solution.
Precision made and expertly fitted, it’s one of the most technically superior ways of protecting your outside and inside areas from heavy external rainfall. And the system is designed to work with the latest generation of aluminium doors and glazing.
Finally, the system features an EPDM silicone sleeve. This rubber sits at exactly the right position beneath the aluminium profile of the door. This silicone sleeve provides an extra barrier of protection. At the same time, you get a flush finish at the surface between the tiles and the grate of the drainage system.
The finest patio doors and home solutions by Aluhome
At Aluhome, we’re passionate about creating you a dream room and complete home solution. Every one of our exemplary systems and brands provides the best in design, security, weather performance and energy efficiency. Above all they look beautiful.
Contact us today or visit our Aluminium Studio in Stamford. View our range of contemporary patio door solutions for the home, discuss your requirements and arrange a free quotation.