Residential Folding Glass Walls
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. Folding glass walls are accordion style doors, or bifold doors, which fold left, right, or are split between middle panels to create a unique opening glass wall.
These doors can be used for residential and commercial applications, interior and exterior spaces, and high velocity hurricane zone (HVHZ) requirements. Several of our doors have passed Florida hurricane ratings and are certified for both Florida State Impact and Miami Dade.
Residential folding doors are not limited to the house. 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.
All residential folding glass walls are constructed out of sturdy aluminum. This allows for a durable frame that will not warp, rot, or need constant finish maintenance. There are eight standard colors available, along with any custom color your job may require. Wood veneer can also be applied to the aluminum frame in various species. All veneers are provided unfinished, which allows the customer to find the perfect stain or clear finish for their doors.
The glass that goes into the frame is always customized to your specifications. Any industry available glass can be utilized in your folding glass walls. Common choices include LowE glazings, which help maintain a constant temperature in the room. The LowE glasses also help cut down on fading to furniture and window treatments. Other common glazing choices are acid etched, frosted, and art glass. Grids, both interior and exterior, can be added to your doors in numerous patterns. Screening options are available to ensure the walls are the perfect match for each application.
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.
Solar Innovations has the ability to manufacture even larger panels that operate with greater ease for several functions: folding, sliding, swinging, and stacking.
The unit will be manufactured in our Pennsylvania factory after the residential folding glass wall is designed. Your lead times and shipping costs will tend to be lower compared to other suppliers, because the doors are made right here in the United States.
The same team can install new doors, or you can purchase, based on the scope of your project, there are also “do-it-yourself installation kits,” where only the product is purchased from our factory, and the installation is completed by the purchaser. Whatever the project, Solar Innovations can help you achieve the ideal set of folding glass walls or bi-fold doors for your home.
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.
Series 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.
|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.
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.