Patio - mid-sized cottage patio idea in San Francisco

Guest House Exterior

Farmhouse Patio, San Francisco

The Guest House has pocketing lift and slide steel doors to provide an indoor/outdoor living space. The gravel patio connects the area to the rest of the landscape.
Patio - mid-sized cottage patio idea in San Francisco - Houzz

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Design Really Matters wrote:February 5, 2018
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    Design Really Matters
    2 years ago

    HI, another question on the installation of the barn doors, is there also an interior door, if not how does the barn door provide weather proofing? Thank you!

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    Paragon Custom Builders
    2 years ago

    These doors a 'faux' in that they don't seal the opening. There is a pair of pocketing Lift & Slide doors behind them that provide the weather proofing.

    I have tried to seal these type of barn doors before, but the best thing to use is a Pemko Nylon Brush and I wasn't thrilled with the seal, operation or aesthetic. The bottom of the door is nearly impossible to weatherproof without a track, and none of my clients have wanted to entertain that option either.

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The sliding doors