27 August 2008
A folding door can make the space wider
A folding door is a type of door which opens by folding back in sections. They are usually to be found indoors. Create large, opening glass walls with folding doors. With up to twelve panels, openings up to 36 feet wide are possible.
Panels are connected together in a train. Panels can be hinged off both side jambs to meet in a number of ways. With an odd number stacking to one side, a swing door is possible. Instead of multiple panels on multiple tracks, Folding Doors are on a single track.
The disappearing wall, made possible by an ever-increasing number of folding-door products on the market, accomplishes for residential architects what until recently had been seen mostly in restaurants and hotels. The folding door products available today for residential applications allow 30, 40, 50 ft. or more of wall to be opened up, unobstructed, to erase the line between indoors and out.
The most common residential applications for these folding doors are in great rooms, family rooms and kitchens, where they open a wall to outdoor living areas. Depending on the model and the level of engineering applied, unobstructed openings of 10 ft. to a hundred feet can be created.
The security of folding door
Folding security door gates have been engineered to restrict access to door openings that range between 24” and 48” in width and 61” to 83” in height. Door security gates are made with a reversible hinge design that allows them to be mounted to either the right side of the doorway or the left side. When the gate is opened, it they will pivot a full 180 degrees to allow safe, convenient access to the building. Every door security gate includes a locking bar to secure the unit and block unauthorized access and/or intrusion.