Commercial Folding Glass Walls

Commercial Folding Glass Walls

A commercial building is the perfect place for a folding glass wall by Solar Innovations, Inc. Folding Glass Walls, Folding Glass Doors, or bifold doors can be used in conjunction with any commercial application. Below are a few examples:

» Open a restaurant to patio seating or pass food through folding glass windows from kitchen.

» Create a glass partition or operable partition between car showrooms. Open folding glass walls can easily allow cars to pass between sections or back onto the lot. A flush sill allows for unobstructed passage of the vehicle.

» An all aluminum frame makes the folding glass doors suitable for hospital or retirement home facilities.  One of several ADA compliant sill options can be utilized to meet code requirements in such instances.

Folding glass walls are accordion style doors which fold left, right, or are split at a point away from the jambs to create a unique opening glass wall, as in a bi-fold door application. These doors can be used for residential and commercial applications, interior and exterior spaces, and meet high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) requirements.

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s folding glass wall frames are constructed entirely of aluminum, and can be veneered with various wood species to create an attractive wood clad option. Two types of frames are available: thermal and non-thermal.

A thermal frame is insulated and is appropriate for exterior locations where the door will be in contact with outdoor elements. Non-thermal folding glass wall frames are not insulated and should be used for interior locations or where there is no exposure to the elements or in three season applications, such as the Caribbean.

Thermal frames are available in three stile widths: narrow, standard, and wide, allowing for flexible sight lines and bottom rails. The panel framing can be wider to accommodate structural requirements and the inside stiles used as grids can be non thermal 25″ narrow rail stile. Stiles can be mixed and matched then integrated on a single door to create a truly unique, customized product.

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. Much of our hardware is manufactured in house which allows us to control lead times.

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.

All folding glass wall sizes, configurations, and panel counts are completely custome. There are no two identical folding glass wall units constructed by Solar Innovations, Inc. This means your doors can be constructed to match any opening and may contain any number of panels; units can even be retrofitted to match an existing opening.

The same frame used for the folding glass walls can be used to create integrated transoms (and headers if needed), side lights, and independent swing doors. That way, the sight lines along the building’s facade will have a consistent appearance.

The glazing inside the folding glass wall’s framing can be customized as well. LowE tints are available, as are sandblasting, acid etching, fluted glass, grid-work, restoration glass, polycarbonate, and acrylic choices. If there is a glazing available in the industry which meets code, Solar Innovations, Inc. can typically use it in your commercial folding glass walls.

The hardware used on commercial folding glass walls is of highest quality. Double door and single door panic hardware options are offered on all operable doors.

Another option available on commercial folding glass walls are removable/adjustable closer.  Stainless steel, corrosion proof, two point locks are easy to operate on the doors, are aesthetically appealing, and offer great security. ADA sills are available on most commercial folding glass wall models as well as high performance sills for high wind and water applications.

Glazing Options

Creating the perfect environment for your home can be a complicated task. Ensure your project looks and feels like 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 helps maintain temperature, energy consumption, and reduce the natural fading process the sun has on furniture and windows.

Folding Glass Walls

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.

FEATURES

OPTIONS

Top or bottom load, infold or outfold operation Standard finishes: AAMA 2603 Bronze, White; Class I Anodized Clear, Dark Bronze
Endless configurations possible Designer finishes: AAMA 2603 Hartford Green, Black, Natural Clay, Sandstone
LEED friendly system including recycled content Custom finishes: powder coat, fluoropolymer, wood veneer, metal cladding, & foiling options
Custom manufactured operable hardware Dual color or dual finish options
Panic hardware & closer options available Matching fixed transoms & sidelites
Roller assemblies designed to minimize & simplify panel maintenance Integrated options: Terrace, French, Dutch, & pet doors
Zero-maintenance extruded aluminum hinges with stainless steel pins Screen options: folding, sliding, retractable
Multiple hardware styles & finishes Factory installed sill drain tubes, if required
Multiple sill designs, including ADA compliant ramps Mullions, decorative muntins, simulated divided lites (SDLs), interior & exterior grids
Designed to accommodate almost any glazing infill including panels, glass, acrylic, & polycarbonate from 3/16″ to 1 1/8″

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.