Residential Sliding Doors
Unique Alternatives To Traditional Options
Sliding doors by Solar Innovations, Inc. will add a unique feature to your home while expanding a room’s natural view. Our units are well suited for sliding patio doors, bedroom sliding doors, and sliding interior sliding doors. Solar Innovations, Inc. is able to provide screen systems for sliding glass doors in numerous forms including sliding screen doors and retractable screen doors. Aluminum sliding doors by Solar Innovations, Inc. can also be retrofitted into conventional construction and structures such as greenhouses, pool enclosures, and sheds.
Our innovative glass or polycarbonate door designs are available in multiple configurations including all panels sliding in one direction or a section the panels sliding left and the other section sliding right. Another option is to have pocket doors where all panels slide within the wall to create a barrier free opening. Sliding door frames are constructed of durable, thermally enhanced aluminum which does not rot, warp, or require constant re-finishing. Because Solar Innovations, Inc.’s doors are custom, there is no need to create a special sized opening; we will make our doors fit your home. Solar Innovations, Inc. sliding door products have been reviewed and certified by independent testing facilities for air, water, structural, thermal, and hurricane zone testing.
Many homeowners are cautious when evaluating aluminum doors because they fear the doors will look too commercial. Solar Innovations, Inc. to the aesthetic concerns is wood veneer.
The exterior of the doors will still be aluminum to protect against wind and rain, but the interior wood veneer on top of the aluminum frame. An industrial strength adhesive is used to attach the veneer, so it will not crack or peel away from the door. Using the veneer makes the room feel warm and inviting. Copper, lead coated copper, and stainless steel cladding options are also possibilities on all doors. Eight standard colors, including two anodized options, as well as any custom paint color, are available for aluminum finish.
Glazing options are virtually limitless; any industry available glass or polycarbonate can typically be utilized in your door. Polycarbonate is available in several colors and thicknesses and can be used to achieve a more modern look. Shipping costs are reduced with polycarbonate because it weighs less than glass.
Glass is the traditional choice for sliding door glazing and typically has a longer life when compared to polycarbonate. There are many design options when using glass including decorative glass, where the glass is etched with patterns such as rain drops and leaves. Sand blasted glass is another decorative selection, which is white in color and hides objects within the room. This glass is popular with laundry rooms and bathrooms.
Low-e glass is a very functional choice for residential applications. The low-e glass blocks UV rays from the sun which creates a more consistent room temperature and minimizes furniture and window treatment fading. This glass helps eliminate the damaging effects of the sun. Impact glass is available, in low-e and other tints, along with Florida Hurricane rated options.
Superior quality hardware allows our sliding glass doors and sliding glass windows to operate almost effortlessly on specially-designed stainless steel sill tracks. In addition, our corrosion-resistant stainless steel hardware provides many years of flawless operation. The unique positioning of the gasket and felt tracks allows the sliding glass doors and sliding glass windows to seal tightly when closed and minimizes friction during operation.
|Product||Series #||Test Report||Glazing Thickness||Glazing Makeup||STC||OITC|
|G3 Sliding Glass Door||SI8600||C2184.01-113-11||1 3/8″||1/4″ Laminated3/4″ Air Space3/8″ Laminated||42||36|
Solar Innovations, Inc. door systems are available with several decorative options including grids in numerous patterns: gothic, radius, and English. The standard grids’ color matches the door frame, but to add visual interest, the grids can be an opposite color. Base panels are available to create a more traditional feel for the doors.
Based on the scope of your project, there are also “do-it-yourself installation kits” for those who want to buy sliding doors factory direct and then install the doors themselves. Solar Innovations, Inc. offers sliding door repair and sliding door replacement services to existing doors, even if they were manufactured by another company.