These exterior walls turn residential interiors into open-air dwellings and admit gorgeous views into commercial spaces.
By bringing the sill underneath the floor and raising the sliding panels on continuous stilts, which run in floor slots and rest on recessed stainless-steel roller bearings, this system is able to create a completely seamless floor from inside to out.
(Courtesy La Cantina Doors)
Vinyl Folding System
After noticing a gap in the market, LaCantina added a line of high quality, contemporary lightweight vinyl doors. The panels feature narrow 2 15/16-inch stile and rail profiles for more glass and light. LaCantina offers the collection in standard and custom sizes up to eight feet tall and 18 feet wide, in white or tan, with either brass or stainless-steel hardware.
(Courtesy Marvin Windows and Doors)
Sliding Door Automatic Control
Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin has fully automated its collection of doors, including biparting pocket and stacked models, as well as unidirectional pocket and stacked options, which allow for extremely large sizes. The Sliding Door Automatic Control runs on a 100-volt motor system and has a battery-powered wireless motion sensor for safety.
Movable Wall System
Panoramah offers a wide range of custom sliding window systems that guarantee excellent thermal and acoustic performance. The ball-bearing movement system enables glass panels to move effortlessly. Unlike traditional systems, the glass supports itself—the aluminum frame is there to merely tighten the window.
The newest mid-tier addition to Jeld-Wen’s line of wood and clad-wood window and door styles, Siteline provides improved thermal performance and meets 2016 Energy Star 6.0 requirements at a budget-friendly price. All of the products in this line come standard with a lifetime warranty and AuraLast wood, which does not rot and is manufactured with Jeld-Wen’s proprietary water-based wood-protection process.
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Reveal Windows & Doors
The Zero Window is the only one on the market with zero interior wood sightlines. It is available in casement, awning, and fixed configurations with custom sizes and myriad types of wood or aluminum-clad wood in a variety of paint and stain options. It also features a pop-up handle that is completely hidden until the window is opened.
This terrace cover, with horizontal sun protection and a waterproof roof system, is equipped with rotating aluminum blades. It can be mounted as a standalone fixture, fitted to an outside wall, or built into an existing opening. It can also be outfitted with wind-resistant screens or glass sliding doors or panels.
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Mira Premium Impact Series
The demand for impact-resistant windows and doors has grown exponentially in areas prone to storms. Based on technology used in automotive safety glass, Ply Gem’s impact-rated options reduce the need for storm shutters or plywood panels. The two- and three-panel sliding doors are available in heights up to eight feet with 46 exterior color options.
Intended for large openings (up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet tall), the VistaLuxe collection is available in both stacking and pocket-wall options. An automated system can be operated by easy push-button controls, as well as high-tech touch screens and wireless wall and remote controls.