Slide and Stack Glass Walls
Looking for custom exterior doors for either your business or home? Solar Innovations® finally has the perfect solution in our Slide & Stack Glass Walls. Comprise these operable walls of individual panels which slide along a top hung track and stack to a remote location. The Slide & Stack System is designed to accommodate many panels, and typically ranges in sizes over 48″ wide. While the wall is open, the panels stack into a parking bay. Panel parking bays can be parallel or perpendicular to the track, feature multiple bays, exist at one or both ends of the wall, or stack into a pocketed area. In addition, custom bays can be designed to make the most out of any project’s spacial constraints. Slide & Stack Glass Walls are top hung systems requiring headers to bear the weight of the unit. Any engineering questions can be discussed furthermore with Solar Innovations®‘ in-house engineering team.
Residential Slide & Stack Glass Walls
The unique configurations and ease of operation of Slide & Stack Glass Walls make them ideal for custom residential applications. They are also used as exterior walls of a home which open up entirely, including corners and segmented radius walls. Slide & Stack Glass Walls are also used as residential pool & spa enclosures or as a custom pool house. The wide range of panel parking options including pockets therefore, making it incredibly easy incorporating them into any home.
Commercial Slide & Stack Glass Walls
Slide & Stack Glass Walls are extremely versatile and are frequently used in restaurants, storefronts, offices, hotels, and educational facilities. Their ability to round corners, span unlimiting expanses, and move completely out of sight when open make Slide & Stack Glass Walls ideal for office & hotel conference rooms and other multi-use spaces. Use Slide & Stack Glass Walls for storefronts or exterior facades that completely remove indoor/outdoor barriers during the day but lock up securely after hours.
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.
Each Solar Innovations system is custom made to order based on your project needs and preferences. Our team of engineering experts has you covered.
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.
Install our Slide & Stack Systems without a floor track for a completely seamless transition between two spaces. After closing, our two point locking handles secure the concealed rods into discrete individual dust proof floor strikes. Our trackless option is especially useful for conference room dividers and other flexible multipurpose environments where an wider floor space is desired when open.
Frames & Finishes
Use Solar Innovations®‘ Slide & Stack Glass Walls as either interior or exterior walls with thermal or non-thermal rail options. Thermally-enhanced frames contain insulbar, which creates a barrier preventing temperature transfer year round. Use non-thermal frames for interior systems, in applications with limited weather exposure, or rather those regions with minimal weather fluctuation. A wide range of standard, designer, and custom finishes are available, including wood clad & veneer options.
Utilize Slide & Stack Glass Walls for straight, angular, multiple face, and curved openings. Design units in a 60 degree, twin trolley configuration. Locate the dual trolleys above the vertical rails of the glass panels allowing them to slide with greater ease along the track, and the 60 degree design of the panel parking bay allows for one hand operation of the stacking panels. Solar Innovations® also designs and engineers custom trolley and stacking configurations. Finally, install these systems with Solar or with one of our nationwide dealers.
Solar Innovations® Slide & Stack Glass Walls can incorporate any glazing option available on the market today. Utilize Low-e glazing for both residential and commercial applications because it helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, reduces energy consumption, and provides protection from UV rays. Custom decorative glass options are also available to create a unique look or match an existing project. The glass can be tinted, acid etched, frosted, art glass, or contain applied grids (available with multiple pattern options).
The Slide & Stack System operates as individual top hung panels which slide along a track and stack to a remote location. After closing panels, they are secured in place with the turn of a handle, bolting the panels into both the track above and the sill below. In our standard 60 degree panel stacking bay configurations, the panels can typically operate while using a single hand.
See our video playlist for full demonstrations of the operation of Slide & Stack Glass Walls.
The Series SI3000S top hung thermally enhanced aluminum stacking glass walls are suitable for use in commercial and residential applications. Multiple sill options and profile dimensions provide greater performance and design flexibility. Customization of product profiles, hardware, sills, and testing can be completed.
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 load panels||Standard, designer, & custom finishes including wood veneer, metal cladding, and foiling options|
|Unlimited panels & configurations||Dual finish options|
|LEED friendly system including recycled content||Matching fixed transoms & sidelites|
|Designed & manufactured in the USA||Integrated Terrace, French, Dutch, and pet doors|
|Water performance up to 6.0 psf||Screen options: folding, sliding, retractable|
|Structurally tested up to 40 psf||Mullions, decorative muntins, simulated divided lites (SDLs), interior & exterior grids|
|Thermally enhanced utilizing thermal strut|
|Designed to accommodate almost any glazing infill including panels, glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate|
|Custom manufactured operable hardware|
|Panic hardware & closer options available|
|Panel assemblies, including hardware & trolleys, designed to minimize & simplify maintenance|
|Multiple sill designs, including ADA compliant ramps|
|Factory installed sill drain tubes, if required|
Solar Innovations® has engineered several typical configurations for stacking glass walls, but also offers nearly any custom configuration. Similar to the folding glass wall product line, independent doors, like French and terrace doors, can be incorporated into the panels of the stacking wall system. This provides the option to enter and exit without being required to open all the panels on the entire system. Stacking glass walls can also incorporate various sill options to enhance usability, limit dust collection, and increase water performance.
Several hardware options are available for the stacking system. Panic bars and push or pull handles can be added to any panel, creating an integrated swing door in the French, Dutch, or terrace styles. Operable panels can also include door closers, an adjustable door catch, and/or multiple options for locking mechanisms. Dust proof strikes can also be incorporated to eliminate the build-up of dust or debris in the sill.