Sliding Glass Doors
Solar Innovations® Aluminum Sliding Glass Door Systems expand the view of any living space or commercial area. These systems can be used as external entryways or transitions between two interior spaces. Motorization options, pocketing possibilities, countless custom configurations, and expansive panel sizes make our Sliding Glass Doors a flexible design element that complements any space.
- Dual Track Sliding Glass Doors
- Multi-Track Sliding Glass Doors
- Pocketing Sliding Glass Doors
- 90 or 135 Degree No Post Sliding Glass Doors
- Motorized Sliding Glass Doors
- Oversized Sliding Glass Doors
Residential Sliding Glass Doors
Sliding door systems are a unique feature for your home and can be used to expand the view of a bedroom, patio, living room, or even be used as an entryway between two interior rooms. Solar Innovations®’ sliding glass doors are available in both aluminum and vinyl-composite framing to meet the needs of each residential application. When the engineering allows, a pocket system can be added so the doors are completely hidden from view while open, creating an unobstructed view. Solar Innovations® also recommends the addition of a screen system for residential applications; both pet and insect screens are available to meet the individual needs of the specific project.
Commercial Sliding Glass Doors
Solar Innovations®’ sliding glass doors provide the perfect entrance to any business, restaurant, or resort. Commercial applications can include a pocketed option to remove the panels completely from view. This integration is especially useful when incorporating a sliding glass door system as an interior dividing wall in commercial applications such as conference rooms, hotel banquet rooms, and adjustable classroom settings. They can be customized with glass options or solid infill panels to create unique and versatile solutions.
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.
In order to completely open up a space, Sliding Glass Doors are available with pocketing options. When opened, the doors recede into a wall pocket that fits all of the panels. Pocketing options are popular in applications where large open expanses are desired. Pockets maximize the usable width of the open door, allowing for ease of foot traffic and increased accessibility.
No Post Corners
No post corners, or open corners, are 90° or 135° corners where two panels meet without the addition of a corner post. These corners can be opened up completely to dissolve the barriers between indoor and outdoor, making them a popular choice in high end residential and commercial applications.
Frames & Finishes
All of Solar’s door systems are made from durable aluminum and are available in both thermal and non-thermal frames. This flexibility makes them suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Solar has four standard finish selections, including two anodized options, which have a stronger finish than paint and are ideal for commercial doors or windows. Wood and metal cladding are also available, as well as custom color matching to accommodate any number of applications. Sliding glass door systems can be designed with several custom decorative features including: grids, simulated divided lites (SDLs), interior muntins, horizontal mullions, and applied radius or Gothic corners.
Solar also offers a motorized option for our sliding glass doors. This functionality is exceptionally useful when the system incorporates extremely tall or wide panels. There is also a specialized “crawl mode” feature that slows the door before closing to prevent harsh impact, similar to soft closing cabinets and doors. Motorized doors can be controlled several ways, including: wall mounted switches, exterior security keypads, or by remote control. Solar Innovations®’s motorized sliding system can also be incorporated into an existing sliding glass wall system.
Solar’s acoustical sliding glass door system is the ideal solution for projects that have high sound transmission class (STC) requirements. Though acoustic values are typically specific to the glazing selection, the construction of the frame can greatly influence the acoustical performance. Solar’s acoustical sliding glass door system allows for a 1 3⁄8” insulated glazing unit and is a standout product in the industry because it combines enhanced acoustical performance, superior thermal performance, and outstanding functionality.
Sliding Glass Doors can have two or more tracks, with nearly unlimited panels possible. One Sliding Glass Door system can have multiple directions of operation. For examples of how to operate Sliding Glass Doors, check out our video playlist.
Series SI8000 thermally enhanced muilt-track sliding 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.
|Motorized panels & screens possible with wireless remote, keypad, motion sensor, or infrared sensor controls||Standard finishes: AAMA 2603 Bronze, White; Class I Anodized Clear, Dark Bronze|
|LEED friendly system including recycled content||Designer finishes: AAMA 2603 Hartford Green, Black, Natural Clay, Sandstone|
|Designed & manufactured in the USA||Custom finishes: powder coat, fluoropolymer, wood veneer, metal cladding, & foiling options|
|Weather tight jamb interlock provides outstanding air & water performance||Dual color or dual finish options|
|Non-thermal frame available if desired||Matching fixed transoms & sidelights|
|Designed to accommodate almost any glazing infill including panels, glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate||Screen options: folding, sliding, retractable|
|Custom manufactured operable hardware||Mullions, decorative muntins, simulated divided lites (SDLs), interior & exterior grids|
|Multiple hardware styles & finishes||No post 90 degree & 135 degree corners possible|
|Multiple sill designs, including high performance sill||Pocketing options: single or double sided|
|Stainless steel rollers with precision bearings||Factory installed sill drain tubes, if required|
- Pocketing – all panels slide into a pocket hidden within a wall; all panels can either slide to one side or be split so that half slide to the right and half slide to the left
- Dual track – one operable panel slides behind a fixed panel
- Multi-Track – two or more panels slide behind a fixed panel
- No post – two sliding door systems join together at either a 90 degree or 135 degree corner without using a post at the point of connection
- Radius – panels slide on a radial track