Lift Slide Doors

Lift Slide Doors

Lift slide doors by Solar Innovations® contain panels that rise off the track when in operation. The panels move with great ease and can be opened with one hand and closed with just the push of a finger. The door handle is the home of the lift slide technology; the gaskets are lifted when you turn the handle, which then lifts the panels and allows them to smoothly travel across the track. Once the panels are in place, you turn the handle once more, and the door locks in place.

lift_slide_1Standard lift slide units consist of two, three, and four panel units, with a maximum panel size and weight of 440 pounds and 50 sq. ft. This system contains the best seals available on the market, so you won’t have to worry about water entering at the sill or harsh winter drafts. The aluminum profiles of the lift slide system also allow these doors to provide superior thermal performance.

Air, water, and structural tests are higher with the lift slide door system than with the traditional sliding glass door system.

Lift slide doors provide an alternative to traditional patio doors. These units are controlled with a simple turn of the wrist and push or pull. Turning the handle allows the unit to move, by lifting the door and removing the pressure on the gaskets for easy mobility. Simply rotating the handle down reseals the door and provides security and thermal performance.

Also available in window sizes, each lift slide panel is constructed out of thermally isolated aluminum frames which will not rot, warp, rust, or require constant finish maintenance. Lift slide doors are a variation of a traditional sliding door; the basic design remains the same, with panels that slide on a track. Pocketing doors are available options with lift slide doors on one side or both left and right sides. Both doors are offered in four standard colors: White, Bronze, Clear Anodized, and Dark Bronze Anodized; additional custom colors are available. Glazing units can range from 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch infills using virtually any type of glass. Monolithic options are possible but will require special engineering. The following are differences in a lift slide system as compared to a traditional multi-track sliding door.

coverpage1Series SI8600 thermally enhanced lift slide door system is suitable for commercial and residential applications. Multiple sill options provide outstanding performance and design versatility. Telescoping sliding door system provides operability to open up entire exterior or interior elevations.

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.



Weather tight jamb interlock provides outstanding
air and water performance
No post 90 degree corner units
Thermally enhanced utilizing thermal strut Pocket sliding: single or double sided
Multi-point locking hardware Almost unlimited numbers of multi-sliding panels
Accommodates insulated glazing infills from 1 1/8″ to 1 1/4″ Custom finishes:
Powder coat finish: AAMA 2604-2605
Fluoropolymer (50% or 70%): AAMA 2604-2605
Dual color or dual finish options
Standard 2603 finishes:
Hartford Green, Bronze, Black, Natural Clay, White, Sandstone
Veneer and cladding options
Class I Anodized: Dark Bronze, Clear Multiple sill options including tile sill for uninterrupted tile floor conditions
Panel sizes up to 10′ 7″ wide x 10′ 9″ tall*
Door panel = 880 lbs.
Window panel = 330 lbs.
Decorative interior and exterior low profile grids
LEED friendly system including recycled content Insect screen options: sliding, retractable
Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. Designed to accommodate almost any monolithic, insulated, laminated, decorative, polycarbonate, or solid panel infill
Maximum size dependent upon engineering requirements

Lift Slide Performance:
Lift slide doors have a water performance of 12-15 psf, depending on the configuration.  In certain applications with an extra high performance upleg, the lift slide system was able to achieve a water performance up to 20 psf. NFRC standard size lift slide doors with triple pane LowE glazing can achieve a U-Value of 0.32. With limited modifications, a U-Value of less than 0.30 can be achieved.