The Importance of Corrosion Resistant Door Hardware for Coastal Properties
by Stephanie Lee
Door systems that can create large expansive openings are proving to be highly sought out features in a wide variety of coastal properties in order to make best use of external views and spaces. However, due to environmental factors in coastal environments, extra care must be taken when refurbishing or adding these structures, as weather conditions may affect the hardware and components used. P C Henderson offers a range of sliding and folding door hardware systems ideal for such use in order to effectively guard against elements such as salt spray and sea air.
Fergus Pickard, Product Development Director at P C Henderson, comments: “It’s important that proprietors in coastal areas recognise the important of installing sliding door hardware that, is not just aesthetically pleasing, but also robust, highly weather resistant and low maintenance in order to meet the performance levels required. Not doing so could result in hardware suffering from corrosion which not only looks unsightly but also effects the durability and operation of any system.”
“We offer an extensive range of sliding and folding door hardware that is able to withstand the atmospheric conditions present in coastal regions. Our coastal suitable systems, which include Soltaire, Securefold and Stainless Steel, have been designed and extensively tested to last - with little to no maintenance required.”
Where sliding door hardware is required, our Soltaire system makes for a perfect solution. Made from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel, the product is able to be used with wooden, aluminium and steel doors weighing up to a maximum of either 120, 180 or 250kg. The system is designed to accommodate multiple doors which can slide to either side or to the same side. An alternative to this would be P C Henderson’s Stainless Steel hardware which is suitable for wooden, aluminium or steel sliding doors weighing up to a maximum of 100, 150 or 270kg.
For folding doors, P C Henderson’s market leading Securefold range provides the perfect solution. Its components are made from Marine Grade 316 stainless steel, anodised aluminium and polymers. The range comes in a number of product variants such as the popular Ultra system, which has enhanced security components, along with 4 different colour finishes to choose from. The hardware is capable of carrying wooden or aluminium doors weighing up to 50, 100 or 150kg and now also includes R-Loc, a clever ratchet system that enables installers to easily raise or lower a door, eliminating the process of locking the hanger in place with a grub screw.
Due to the wide weight range the door hardware can hold, this also means that heavier doors can be installed with the ability to cater for double or even triple glazing – increasing the weather resistant properties even further.
P C Henderson’s range of coastal sliding door hardware can be used on both internal and external applications. The companies online Expert Specification Tool is available to help with specifying sliding or folding door projects of any nature and detailed digital brochures can be downloaded from the website.
If you have any questions at all, please visit our contact page and get in touch with a member of our team.