When you think automatic doors, there is a very good chance that you are not picturing them in a house. You can imagine them in a grocery store or some other type of business where lots of customers float through. Yet, you can put automatic doors on your house just as easily as they are installed in commercial settings. Here are some uses and ideas for these doors on your house.
How obnoxious is it to constantly have to slide open patio doors and close them again? When you are trying to carry food and picnic supplies outside or carry food indoors from your grill, it is even more vexing. Put automatic doors in in place of patio doors and you will never have to worry about dropping food and supplies while trying to get the door open. The sensor eyes will slide the door open for you, and shut it right after you pass through. As for locking these doors up tight, they have their own lock and key system.
Front French Doors
Automatic doors also come in French door style. One or both doors can swing open as you approach. As such, you could install these doors in place of your front door. They would allow for people in wheelchairs to move through the front door with ease. You could unlock either door during the day, or keep them both locked if you like the security. Anytime you have to move large heavy items through the front doors, the doors would swing open, giving you plenty of leeway until you, and the object, are through.
Side or Back Door That Lets Your Dog Out
When you are not home during the day, but your dog needs to go out, why not have an automatic door that has a low-to-the-ground sensor that can be triggered by your pooch? As long as the yard is appropriately fenced around this automatic door, your dog is free to come and go from the house as he/she needs to or chooses. It helps alleviate boredom and prevents doggy accidents from accumulating in the house while you are away.
Installing Your Automatic Doors
Door contractors who specialize in commercial doors can assist you with the installation of automatic doors in your home. These doors may be a little pricier than what you would otherwise pay simply because they have to be wired into your home's electrical system. However, the benefits of doing so really outweigh the cost.