Historically a European system, the Lift Slide door is growing in popularity across the United States. This high performing door system is the perfect replacement for a traditional sliding glass door in any home or commercial application. At first glance, the Lift Slide door shares its appearance with the traditional sliding glass door, but it operates with ease and is designed to meet the growing trend of larger doors in homes and commercial projects.
A traditional sliding door requires more force to operate the large sizes specified by architects and cannot meet the increased performance demands requested by home owners in the current market, but because of its high thermal, air, and water performance and ease of operation, the Lift Slide can. The key to its design is the lifting of the panel above the water seals which allow for smooth, almost effortless operation. Each panel can weigh up to 440 pounds with standard hardware. Larger sizes are available with custom hardware.
To open the door, the operator simply lifts the handle up and walks with the panel, then turns down the handle again to lock the door in the desired location. The opposite is true when closing and locking the lift slide doors. Lowering the handle seals the gaskets tightly resulting in high performance, well above most multi-slide doors. The strong seal allows for a higher projected testing score for air, water, structural, and thermal performance. Solar Innovations, Inc.’s design is currently undergoing testing with projected results available during the end of the fourth quarter 2010.
As with all Solar Innovations, Inc. products, Lift Slide doors are available in standard color selections of White, Bronze, Class I Clear or Bronze Anodized, and unfinished aluminum. Custom color selections and color match options are available upon request. This system can also be finished with a variety of metal and wood cladding options to further enhance the unit and allow it to meet each customer’s aesthetic needs.
Because Solar Innovations, Inc. is a custom manufacturer, the only limits that currently exist are the following configurations and a weight limit of 440 lbs./panel. Heavier weight units may be specifically engineered upon request. The new product is available in a variety of configurations including OX, XO, XX, XOX, XXO, OXX, XXX, OXXO, XOOX, XXXX. At this time, pocket configurations are not available.
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Solar Innovations is living up to its name as the most innovative manufacturer of aluminum and wood glazed structures and fenestration projects in the industry.