Folding Glass Walls

Product Description

Folding glass walls have been a signature product of Solar Innovations® since their introduction to the industry. Folding glass walls are also known as bi-fold doors or accordion style doors and can accommodate any number of panels and configurations. Solar Innovations® provides in-folding and out-folding glass walls to accommodate the needs of many particular applications.  Swing doors (also known as man doors) can be integrated into the folding glass walls, allowing the user to easily enter and exit a room without operating all of the panels.

Folding glass walls are chosen for projects because of their flexibility and customization options. Folding glass walls span larger openings than traditional doors and can provide a seamless transition between a structure and the outdoors. Folding glass wall systems can be used for any number of applications, including enclosed porches, covered patios, pool enclosures, restaurants, retirement homes, stadiums, hospitals, hotels, golf resorts, and many other customizable applications.

Residential Folding Glass Door

Commercial Aluminum Folding Glass Walls

COMMERCIAL

As an American manufacturer that specializes in custom folding glass wall systems, Solar Innovations® is the ideal company for commercial glazing solutions.  Solar creates folding glass walls that are completely customizable.  Solar’s integrated Specification Writer simplifies the process of incorporating Solar’s products, and we even provide a blank template for use when offline.  It is impossible to mention each and every product application or configuration because there are simply so many.

Commercial hardware options include double and single door panic hardware, corrosion-proof two point locks, ADA compliant sills, ADA compliant high performance sills for high wind and water applications, as well as adjustable and removable closers.

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RESIDENTIAL

Residential folding glass walls can be placed virtually anywhere in a home. These glass partitions can be used for exterior applications, where there will be contact with wind and water, or used as interior operable partition applications where there is no contact with the elements. This system can be fitted into pool enclosures, garages, and sheds. When the glass partition is folded open, you are presented with ample space for a lawn mower or car to pass through into the building. You can add an operable panel into the unit, depending on the configuration of the doors. This door allows you to pass through one panel, like a terrace door, instead of opening the entire unit.

If you desire the functionality of the folding glass wall system, but have concerns about insects, add a Screen System to your project.

Thermally Enhanced

The thermal break separates the aluminum and minimizes conductivity of heat and cold from the inside to the outside to ensure a structure’s interior remains comfortable at any time of year.

Hurricane Impact Rated

Our company currently offers the largest selection of products tested for Florida ratings, tested to withstand even the most extreme weather conditions.

Ease of Operation

Solar Innovations’ systems offer single-handed operation and move smoothly with little effort. All folding glass wall hardware is built in-house for simplicity in buying.

Monstrous Sizes

Solar Innovations has the ability to manufacture even larger panels that operate with greater ease for several functions: folding, sliding, swinging, and stacking.

G3 XTRA NARROW FOLDING GLASS WALL (MARINE/STOP GLAZE)

In our contemporary world, architects, homeowners, and business owners alike desire expansive windows and doors that bring in maximum light with minimal framing obstructing the view. Our marine glazed folding glass wall system can span large openings and provide a seamless transition to the outdoors. Even while closed, its exclusive narrow vertical frame maximizes views by reducing bulky framing members and ultimately creates a clearer view and better user experience.

The patented design for the marine and stop glazing system combines vertical marine glazing with horizontal stop glazing in order to create a much narrower vertical frame than conventional stop glazed doors. The high-performance marine and stop glazing system by Solar Innovations® has achieved the narrowest four-sided glazed door on the market and is available for pivoting, stacking, swinging, and folding door units.

Traditional glass products are held in place by aluminum glazing stops located on all four sides of the glass. In a marine glazed system, the glass extends into the left and right framing members, eliminating the need for glass stops at the vertical frames. Solar Innovations® engineered a hybrid of these systems by integrating the best of both technologies to create a new highly aesthetically pleasing system. The hybrid marine and stop unit is structurally glazed within the glazing pocket.

Glazing Options

Creating the perfect environment for your home can be a complicated task.  To ensure your project will meet the look and feel as well as the unique design parameters of your home, Solar Innovations® offers many glazing options.  Your glass can be acid etched, frosted, art glass, or contain applied grids with multiple pattern options.

LowE Glazing options help maintain temperature, lower energy consumption, and reduce the natural fading process the sun has on furniture and windows.

sliding glass doors

coverpage1Series SI3000 thermally enhanced aluminum folding glass wall systems are a great way to open your environment and are useful in both commercial and residential applications. They have been incorporated into pool houses, covered patios, enclosed porches, restaurants, retirement homes, stadiums, hotels, and golf resorts, just to name a few.

The system offers exceptional air, water, structural, and thermal performance in any condition. Multiple sill options and profile dimensions provide greater performance and design flexibility. Customization of product profiles, hardware, sills, panel size, and testing can be completed upon request.

SPECIAL FEATURES

UNIT TYPE OPTIONS

Water performance, up to 15 psf, depending upon sill choice Matching fixed transoms and sidelites
Thermally enhanced utilizing thermal strut Integrated swing doors: single or double
Operable hardware custom manufactured by Solar Innovations® Integrated Dutch doors: single or double
Zero-maintenance extruded aluminum hinge with Stainless Steel pin Custom finishes:
Roller assemblies designed to minimize and simplify panel maintenance Powder coat finish: AAMA 2604-2605
Multiple hardware styles and finishes Fluoropolymer (50% or 70%): AAMA 2604-2605
Accommodates monolithic and insulated glazing infills from 3/16″ to 1 1/8″ Veneer and cladding options
AAMA 2603 Standard Finishes:
Hartford Green, Bronze, Black, Natural Clay, White, Sandstone
Dual color or dual finish options
Class I Anodized: Dark Bronze, Clear Decorative interior and exterior grids
Top or bottom load, in-swing or out-swing operation Screen options: folding, sliding, retractable
LEED friendly system including recycled content Multiple sill designs, including ADA compliant ramps
Maximum size dependent upon engineering requirements Factory installed sill drain tubes, if required
Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. Designed to accommodate almost any monolithic, insulated, and laminated

Solar Innovations, Inc. provides superior quality in all folding glass wall and operable door hardware.  Utilizing stainless steel pins and extruded aluminum hinges ensures the lifespan, serviceability, and durability of the products.  Solar Innovations, Inc. patented recessed bumper handle provides smooth functionality and clean sight lines and heavy saltwater frame finishes are available for coastal region applications.  Solar also offers a patented adjustable door catch for folding glass wall applications in addition to any of the swing doors in the full product line.

 

 

 

Testing Information

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s folding glass walls offer superior testing results, including Florida (including Miami DADE/HVHZ) and Texas (TDI) approvals, NFRC certification, high DP ratings, ADA compliant options, and offer low maintenance solutions for most applications.  Solar Innovations, Inc.’s in-house engineering team comprised of architects, engineers, and drafters, modify each project to match the exact parameters required by the specification. This allows Solar Innovations, Inc. to provide an industry leading customizable product for any application.

Solar Innovations, Inc. specializes in aluminum framed folding glass walls and offers the largest tested panel (3′ ½” x 9′ ½”) currently on the market for Florida impact ratings.  A single non-impact rated panel can reach up to five feet wide by fifteen feet tall (5′ x 15′) and is ideal for multiple story buildings or large spans.  The majority of Solar’s products, including the Series SI3000 thermally enhanced system, have been impact, water, and structurally tested for superior performance in any climate.  Any specific size and combination of customizable options that are not currently tested can be mocked up, tested at Solar’s in-house testing facility, and certified by a third party.  This state of the art facility with third party certification allows Solar to reduce lead times for commercial and residential projects requiring testing approval with custom configurations.  Any application can be completely customized to provide limitless design flexibility in hardware and stile widths.