LIFT SLIDE DOORS
Superior Strength & Durability
Air, water, and structural tests are higher with the lift slide door system than with the traditional sliding glass door system.
Easy to Operate Impact 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.
Standard 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.
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.
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. 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.
CASE STUDY: ACHIEVING PERFORMANCE AND STYLE ON A LARGE SCALE WITH LIFT SLIDE DOORS
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.
CASE STUDY: USING LIFT SLIDE SYSTEMS TO PROTECT FROM THE ELEMENTS
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.
CASE STUDY: TRANSFORMATIVE LIVING WITH OPERABLE DOORS
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.
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“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
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