Are you looking for folding glass doors to maximize your projects’ space? Do you want to create seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor living?
Our glass panels are unlike any other product in the market – with no frames around our sliding glass doors, we specialize in creating an “open concept” swing door systems that freely slides and stacks at a 90˚ angle on the side. Opening to either the inside or the outside, each wall system panel slides individually to the left or to the right, allowing the user to partially or completely open the system. Cover Glass USA’s sliding glass walls offer clear, unobstructed views that transform spaces and allow one to live a more open lifestyle.
"We had Cover Glass windows put in twice, first in the upstairs Master Bedroom June 2015, then in the downstairs Family Room in November 2015. Both were handled professionally and with excellent results giving our home the Wow factor. They are very careful when prepping the site. They demo the existing windows and doors, measure, put the frame in, measure again, then order the glass and install. The measurements are very important and they treat it as such. Otherwise, the glass won't slide and move properly. I recommend them highly."
Folding Glass Panel Features
State-of-the-art Sliding Glass door technology that maximizes design potential
Top Hung System
We take all the weight from the underside of the header by design. Our bottom track is purely just a wheel guide. Being a top hung system you cannot lift or pry out a panel which is a very important security aspect and overtime, the weight of the glass panels will not put the lower wheels under duress causing the system the become tough to slide, which is what can occur when using a bottom hung system.
Continuous Glass Doors
Experience a new level of clarity, as Cover Glass USA’s folding glass doors have no vertical frames between the glass panels. Instead, they interlock directly into each adjacent panel with a UV protected translucent polycarbonate channel that tightly seals, ensuring you’re still protected against the elements and leaving your space free of bulky obstructions.
Flexible Track Design
When it comes to design, nothing is standard with Cover Glass USA. We specialize in creating unique openings for our clients and can work with a variety of angles. As long as we have the appropriate channel to seal the corner, consider your project done. We can build a custom frameless glass door that is perfect for your project.
Because each folding glass door panel slides individually, Cover Glass USA’s Frameless Sliding Glass Door Systems offer the unique ability to open your system however you see fit. Open one to use as a door, open a few or thoroughly when entertaining, or create air gaps to get some fresh air. The options are endless, and the choice is all yours.
Internal Locking Hardware
For an effective yet concealed look, our deadbolt locks both at the top and the bottom of the first panel to the inside of our glazing channel. This allows for the seamless look of our system to stay uninterrupted, while still ensuring your safety. Alternatively, if you prefer "essential entry access" from the outside or a lock for every panel, we do have an option for both.
Magnetic Stacking Panels
To protect our clients and their loved ones, we’ve equipped each of our frameless glass doors with high strength magnets, so as soon as you open and stack the panels, they magnetize together. This prevents the panels from flailing around if a strong gust of wind comes, or if anyone a bit clumsy happens to walk into them.
Frequently Asked Questions
|How much frame do I see between the glass?||None — why have frames, when you can have frameless?!|
|Is the system top or bottom hung?||Top hung (click here to learn the importance)|
|How wide is the stack of panels when the system is open?||1" per panel, thus allowing for maximum exposure to Welcome the Outside InTM|
|How wide is the lower track?||1.75"|
|Is there any flexibility with the panel configuration?||Fully open. Partially open. Fully closed. Individually sliding panels allow the end user to open as many or as few of the panels as they’d like.|
Customization for your Door System
We custom design every Frameless Glass Wall System exactly to your needs, and offer a variety of options to choose from.
When it comes to design, nothing is standard with Cover Glass USA. We specialize in creating unique, custom systems for our clients, and can work with a variety of angles. There are thus a wide variety of systems we can configure depending upon your project's needs. Systems can be made to open and stack to either the interior or exterior, and slide to the left or right.
Each sliding glass panel is 1/2″ or 3/8″ thick and consists of two industrial laminated pieces of tempered glass. We use the latest generation of Pilkington's Energy Advantage Series. Number and width of the glass panels are chosen in relation to the length of the system.
Each sliding glass panel is generally between 24″ to 33″ in width and up to 110″ (9’2″) in height. Other sizes of width are available, but please note 110″ is our height restriction. In order to find the best panel width for each system, we typically take the width of the proposed area and divide it into equal-sized panels. We generally recommend staying in between 22″ – 33″, due to the increased weight of the door as the panels increase in size. Depending on each job’s needs, we have the ability to create a panel at a minimum of 18″ wide and as wide as 34″.
The maximum height of our sliding glass panels can be up to 9′ 2″; there is no minimum height per se, but we suggest a minimum of 2′ 6″ H. Our height is limited to 9′ 2″ because without the added structure of a frame at above that height, sometimes the glass will have a tendency to bow. As we want to ensure our systems always operate smoothly, we choose to stay safe rather than sorry. Similarly, we recommend a minimum height of about 2′ 6″ tall, so our internal operating systems remain fully functional.
Our standard locking mechanisms are two deadbolts that lock both at the top and bottom of the first opening panel. This provides both an effective lock and allows for the seamless look of our system to stay uninterrupted. With no floating handles to disrupt the frameless glass feel, the result provides exceptionally clear views. Alternatively, if you prefer a handle with key entry access from the outside or a lock for every panel, we do have both of those options available.
Silver / Aluminum
The standard colors* that we always have in stock for our track are black, white, bronze, and silver/aluminum. For an additional charge, we can custom match almost any color based on your needs.
*Colors listed not accurate; designed for information purposes only.
Depending on your property’s exposure, you may want to use glass that has an additional tint* on it, to assist with the level of protection from the rays of the sun. Our standard color is clear, but we also carry a light gray, light bronze, light blue glass, green glass, and a reflective bronze. We have samples of each color available at all our showroom locations for you to determine which color is right for your project. Regardless of your color selection, we always use a Low-E glass, to ensure you and your furniture will be protected from the sun.
*Tint colors not accurate; designed for information purposes only.