Lift Slide Doors


Superior Strength & Durability

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

Easy to Operate Impact Doors

Lift slide doors by Solar Innovations® are your one-stop solution for strength and durability. With panels that rise off the track and move with ease, these doors are an upgrade from your traditional sliding glass doors. The door handle is the home of our lift slide technology; the gaskets in the door 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 into place.

Standard lift slide units consist of two, three, and four panel units, with a maximum panel size and weight of 440 pounds and 50 square feet. Despite the size, these doors can still be opened with one hand and closed with just the push of a finger. With the best seals available on the market, you won’t have to worry about water or harsh winter drafts entering your home or business. In addition, the aluminum profile of the lift slide system allows these doors to provide superior thermal performance.

Unbeatable Options

Lift slide doors provide an alternative to traditional patio doors. These units are controlled with a simple turn of the wrist and a push or pull motion. 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 superior security and thermal performance.

Also available in window sizes, each lift slide panel is constructed out of a thermally isolated aluminum frame that will not rot, warp, rust, or require constant finish maintenance. Pocketing doors are also an option with lift slide doors and can be implemented on one side or both left and right sides.

Lift Slide Doors vs. Sliding Glass Doors

The following are differences in a lift slide system as compared to a traditional multi-track sliding door.

  • Much less effort is required to slide the panels on a lift slide door. Each door glides smoothly over the track with less physical strength required.
  • Every panel is thermally insulated and uses a minimum of a 20mm strut.
  • The handle operates the lift slide technology. When you turn the handle, gaskets are lifted and then the panel is lifted which allows the panel to smoothly slide left or right.


An architect designing a glass clad high-rise hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii required a series of high performance sliding doors suited for exposure to harsh ocean air and hurricanes while maintaining high thermal performance.


As charming and captivating as coastal residences may be, they bring distinct challenges to the architect and builder. These inherent challenges are offered by few other environments and must be reconciled in the design phase of the structure.


Solar Innovations was contacted to build two sets of operable doors that would open up the living areas to the outside lounge areas. Our lift slide doors opened up the kitchen to an outdoor dining experience.

PLEASE NOTE: All hardware is subject to vendor availability. Custom finishes may be available upon request at additional lead time and/or cost. Solar Innovations® reserves the right to discontinue any hardware option at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending upon color selection, extra cost and lead times may apply for all finishes other than Solar Innovations® stock standards. Color illustrations are shown as accurate as standard photography and printing processes allow. Final finish selection should be made from a physical sample; please contact Solar Innovations® to receive samples. All product and finish options are subject to vendor availability. Solar Innovations® reserves the right to discontinue any option at any time without notice. Additional options, including custom color matches, are available; contact a Solar Innovations® sales designer for details.


“I hope all is well. I wanted to let you know that the  project went very well. We were all very happy with the quality and the very easy installation-friendly design of the doors. We were able to install the door without any issues or complications due to both quality workmanship in its fabrication and the smart design.”

Benjamin Mendible, Vista Impact Windows & Doors, Coral Gables, Florida

“I can’t tell you how helpful everyone has been at Solar Innovations, they made the entire process so simple!”

John Paul Skarupa, von Thaden Builders, Inc., Massachusetts