For applications where only minimal weather protection is needed, NanaWall’s single-pane, frameless ClimaCLEAR glass panel system maximizes those expensive, expansive views.
When you’re designing a mod pod, you need glazing that supports the aesthetic. Kolbe’s VistaLuxe contemporary sliding patio doors sweat the details with 3-inch stiles and top rail, and a 5-inch bottom rail. Two-, three-, and four-panel systems are available to cover up to 16-by-8- foot openings. New Madison hardware coordinates.
BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Pella introduces two new window collections aimed at the high-end architectural market: the “historically authentic” Architect Series Reserve and the sleek Architect Series Contemporary (shown). Custom-designed hardware, developed in consultation with Baldwin Hardware, maintains the same exacting standards of detailing.
Weather Shield’s slender, contemporary bifold doors span openings up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Narrow stiles and a clad exterior are stylish and low maintenance; available in configurations up to 7 panels.
THE FOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Marvin’s convinced its new bi-fold doors are among the biggest in the industry. Now available with glass up to 3 feet, 6 inches wide and 10 feet tall, they let more of the outdoors in.
STILES WITH STYLE
Windsor Windows expands its contemporary portfolio this year with low-profile and narrow-stile options in its premium Pinnacle line. Shown here: Pinnacle woodclad, low-profile, direct-set windows and in-swing patio door with black-clad exterior.
EYES WIDE OPEN
When you have a beautiful view to capture, you don’t want doors standing in your way. Andersen is expanding the size and materials available in its portfolio to include a new MultiGilde Patio Door in aluminum-clad and all-aluminum options. Different stacking alternatives are available up to 25 feet wide and 10 feet tall.
Western Window’s new Series 7600 Multi-Silde Door is the first in a new collection coming in 2017. The units are thermally broken aluminum with triple-pane options, design pressure ratings above 50, and hurricane impact certification.
Some product manufacturers have a mono-focus on each individual product they make, but LaCantina Doors claims to take a broader view—coordinating elements like stiles, rails, and sightlines across its portfolio. The company calls this the “Perfect Match Concept.”
VIVE LA DIFFERENCE
Design flexibility is at the heart of JELD-WEN’s recent EpicView collection of wood-clad windows and patio doors. Nine different wood species, five different stains, and hardware in 10 different finishes are available.
Powered by a solar cell and remote control, VELUX’s ”No Leak” Skylights are eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent, according to the maker. Used at the top of a stair hall, the operable skylight can act as a solar chimney, venting summer heat and saving even more energy and money.
WIFI, OF COURSE
It‘s great to have wide patio door openings, of course, but another innovation working its way through the industry is WiFi control of those doors. Ply Gem’s thermally-insulated 4880 series offers the new functionality in two-, three-, and four-panel configurations.