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Multi-panel door systems offer sales and installation opportunities
June 28, 2014
FEATURE ARTICLE | Products
 

LaCantina

LaCantina Doors connects the indoors to the outdoors by eliminating walls and creating large open living spaces with its folding doors. As a single-source manufacturer, LaCantina Doors offers an innovative and comprehensive range of materials, including wood and aluminum, and performance options, including thermal control, to meet the needs of residential projects of any size. Offered with multiple color options, the folding door’s narrow stiles and rails allow for more light with an elegant and streamlined appearance that will enhance both traditional and contemporary architecture, the company notes.
888/221-0141 | www.lacantinadoors.com
 
 

NanaWall

NanaWall’s FoldFlat multi-slide doors enable homeowners to open and close their glass walls easily with a single hand, the company reports. Offering a clear view whether open or shut, the doors provide an expanded sense of space, with a transparent barrier that protects interiors no matter what the climate or season. NanaWall offers customers a choice of solid wood with matching grains, aluminum clad frames, or all aluminum models in custom sizes.
800/873-5673 | www.nanawall.com
 
 

Western Window Systems

Featuring rolling panels that can be stacked at the opening or slid neatly away in pockets for an unobstructed view, the Multi-Slide Door System from Western Window Systems is designed to operate effortlessly, even with extreme panel weights, the company reports. Narrow stiles that allow for more natural light and expanded views enhance the contemporary aesthetic. The multi-slide doors are available in aluminum, aluminum wood and thermally broken aluminum. Additional features include triple coat low-E glass, multiple configurations, high-performance finishes, high-quality stainless steel hardware, and sill options.
 
 

Panda

Panda Windows & Doors’ aluminum/wood clad Operable Wall System operates along a single recessed channel track system and stacks to parking bays at each end of the opening. The expansive no-post configuration provides the homeowner a flexible space that seamlessly brings the outdoors in, provides daylighting and natural ventilation, and capitalizes on the beautiful views of the patio and garden. When the panels are closed, the system allows for a secure, weather-resistant barrier that protects against rain, snow, humidity, noise and extreme temperatures, Panda reports. The door is available in wood, aluminum or a combination.
702/643-5700 | www.panda-windows.com
 
 

Weiland, an Andersen company

The Weiland Liftslide maximizes the indoor/outdoor lifestyle without sacrificing weather performance, the supplier reports. A flush bottom track lends style and elegance to the floor transition, supported by exceptional air and water ratings, it adds. Countless configurations offer a variety of creative options. Doors can be built straight, curved, or can meet at a corner. Panels can slide against a jamb, into a wall pocket or along an outside wall, and can be built up to 16 feet tall.
 
 

Kolbe

This six-panel, center opening TerraSpan lift & slide door from Kolbe Windows & Doors opens to the riverbank winding through the homeowner’s yard to make the expansive patio and pool area an extension of the living room. The design features a pocket that allows the door panels to slide out of sight for a fully unobstructed view. The resulting panoramic vista defines the home’s dramatic combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces, Kolbe reports.
920/596-2501 | www.kolbe-kolbe.com
 
 

Panoramic Doors 

Panoramic Doors’ SMART patio door is an economical multi-panel door that does not require special headers due to the fully bottom track-supported door design. The individually sliding panels interlock with tongue-and-groove frames, making between-panel hinges and locks obsolete, according to the supplier. Customers can choose vinyl, aluminum or aluminum with wood cladding in custom sizes and unlimited colors.
760/722-1250 | thesmartpatiodoor.com
 
 

Andersen

Part of a line of architectural windows and patio doors by Andersen, the outswing patio door comes in custom sizes up to 48 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Customers can choose from 21 colors and seven interior wood species, and specify right, left or corner opening. In the closed position, a single hinged panel can be used as a traditional door. The door’s top-hung design allows for ease of operation no matter the size, Andersen reports. The door can be installed in almost any climate, with standard sill, low-profile sill and all-flush sill options available.
 
 

Builders Accessories

Builders Accessories’ vinyl multi-slide door is a competitively priced solution for combining outdoor and indoor living spaces, the company reports. Available in pocket or stacking configurations, the multi-slide door comes in standard and custom sizes, with white or almond frame colors, and low-E tempered glass. Handles have a secure reverse mortise lock and come in color match, nickel or bronze options.
888/921-7086 | www.acrylicblock.com
 
 

Pacific Architectural Millwork

The Slide & Seal door from Pacific Architectural Millwork features panels up to 12 feet that glide along the recessed, stainless steel bottom rails and automatically seal in the closed position, eliminating the need for manual operation or bulky handles to achieve a weather seal. Additional benefits include a recessed handle—allowing panels to stack flush into pockets—adjustable hardware and optional automatic operation. For more extreme conditions, a drain track system is available, which adds a low-profile interior drain channel.
562/905-3200 | www.pacmillwork.com
 
 

Caoba Doors

Caoba Doors’ Open Corner Sliding Door features high quality stainless steel rollers and traditional weather stripping. Even the largest panels roll effortlessly on the tracks and engage firmly when closed for resistance to air and water infiltration, Caoba reports. The door system offers a staggered or stepped appearance, features an interlock system, and is manually or automatically operable. The multi-slide system is available in a variety of wood species, with custom stile and rail configurations, raised panel options and glazing combinations.
800/417-3667 | caobadoors.com
 
 

Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors 

Euro Vinyl Windows & Doors Inc. focused on meeting demand for improved thermal performance, added security and refined aesthetics when designing the Euro 2200 uPVC sliding door, it reports. The door accommodates triple-pane glass in a full 1 3/8-inch glazing package, providing a U-factor of 0.17. The interior sash detail houses a double-walled galvanized steel reinforcement. The door features custom engineered nylon rollers for long-lasting, smooth and silent operation, according to the supplier. The Euro 2200 system comes with a stainless steel 3-point locking system at the meeting rail and secondary locks built into the sashes.
905/851-9711 | www.evw.ca
 
 

Win-Dor

The Hybrid 2300 multi-slide door from Win-Dor Inc. combines vinyl and aluminum to create a durable, low maintenance, high quality door system. The door design allows for three- or four-panel configurations with a maximum panel size of 4 feet by 8 feet. Standard offerings include white or beige extruded PVC or painted exterior finish. The operating panels incorporate stainless steel housing and stainless steel ball bearing rollers, each with a 400-pound load capacity.
866/576-8102 | www.windorsystems.com
 
 
 

Windoor

Windoor Inc. offers panel sizes up to 5 feet wide by 12 feet high for its multi-slide door system. The multi-slide doors withstand design pressures up to +125/-150 HC-110, and achieve water performance up to 18 psf, according to the supplier. Available panel configurations include bypass, pocket, 90-degree and 135-degree corner door systems. A 3-inch Delrin stainless steel-housed wheel system allows the doors to operate easily and quietly. Windoor offers custom paint to match the color of any d├ęcor, including different colors for the interior and exterior. The door shown features Windoor’s wood grain option.
407/481-8400 | www.windoorinc.com