Aluminum Clad Wood Lift and Slide Doors
Open Up Your Living Space
Aluminum clad wood doors incorporate the best features of both into a second to none, premium system. The combination of superior craftsmanship, thermal performance and long-term durability make our lift and slide doors ideal for luxury homes, passive houses and modern architectural projects. With a solid wood frame clad in aluminum on the outside, our doors deliver the beauty and cozy look inside that only mother nature can. Neuffer offers a wide assortment of wood species, glazing types and colour options for maximum freedom of design.
Overview & Advantages
Anyone building or renovating a home is familiar with the difficult decisions and trade-offs involved. The choice of frame materials is no different and aluminum clad doors are the perfect solution. They combine wooden frames on the inside with a protective metal shell on the outside. This achieves the benefits of both with none of the disadvantages. They offer
- Unmatched elegance
- Large open spaces and natural light
- Superior weather sealing eliminating drafts and heat loss
- Easier to open/close than regular sliding doors
- Excellent thermal performance
- Strong weather resistance with minimal upkeep
- Durability and security
Neuffer's aluminum clad wood lift and slide doors are completely made in Germany and feature a range of security options ensuring that each one meets our high standards for quality control as well as your individual requirements.
Lift & Slide vs. Other Types
In contrast to old-fashioned sliding doors that move along a bottom track, lift and slide doors function by rotating the handle 180 degrees. The entire sash is lifted off the track and can be effortlessly slid open or closed. Thus, it is also lowered back down when closed. This means the full door weight is resting on the ground and creates an airtight seal. This eliminates the drafts and energy loss associated with common sliding doors. The door can also be lowered and the handle locked when partially open. Since the full weight presses downwards, which can be up to hundreds of kilogrammes in some cases, it is extremely difficult to move. Thus, you can safely leave it slightly open with peace of mind.
Standard sliding doors move along tracks on the floor and provide little mechanical assistance in opening. The user thus must push the full weight of the door which is not only unnecessary work but also rubs against and wears out the seals over time. Over time, traditional sliding patio doors begin to leak air due to deformed or worn seals and can allow moisture in. This leads to wasted energy, cold spots inside and costly repairs.