Doors/Entry Systems

Forging Forward

Made from a proprietary hybrid of fiberglass and UV stable polymer, formulated for strength and resilience, the Forgent line includes a variety of window and door products. An integral nailing fin, and welded sash and frame, provide rigidity and keeps units square, thereby preventing air and water from entering the joint. A great fit for new construction and retrofits with short lead times, the products can be installed in three convenient ways.

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Let it Roll

The Extreme 300 Series MicroCoil Grille reduces headroom for rolling grilles by 50% while providing building safety. The door decreases angles through patented curved vertical links, reducing the number of voids and headroom required and tightening coils in the process. Meeting ADA Standards for Accessible Design, the door is wind loaded and can withstand up to 20 psf static design pressure standard—up to 40 psf optional. 

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Roof Hatches Integral to Seattle Hotel Design

The $470 million, LEED Gold Hyatt Regency Seattle is the new crown jewel for the Emerald City. The Hyatt Regency Seattle soars more than 500 ft. and is the largest in the Pacific Northwest. One key component in the construction process—often overlooked in luxury hotels—was in the installation of roof hatches to provide rooftop access to mechanical equipment.

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Hydraulic Door Hinges

The system set provides concealed, clean openings for an elegant, timeless look. Equipped with several positional adjustments, as well as customization for the closing and latching speed, and a backcheck that allows for a quiet close that produces no noise. It has an impressive UL10C fire-safety rating, and is suitable for ADA use. Ideal for hotels, office buildings, residences and safe rooms, applicable for wood, hollow metal and fiberglass doors.

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A Clean Look

An all-glass entryway and curtainwall system combine to deliver a striking façade at 9001 Cypress Waters in North Dallas, Texas. Unique T-shaped mullions and extended face caps support the thermally broken curtainwall’s clean, streamlined spans of glass. GFF Architects’ design also features a four-story trellis made from layered aluminum tubing.

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Breaking out of the Square

Maximizing space by fully leveraging angled floor plates, The Sliding Door Co.’s new Flex Angle System delivers interior glass door partitions in convex and concave angles. The innovative product enables the creation of smooth angular transitional vertical column between two glass wall and/or door systems. Unlike other columns that have a fixed angled support or an incremental angle adjustment, the Flex Angle provides a high range of flexibility to fit a wider range of project needs.

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Transformer

Disguised as attractive cladding, this five bifold door, designed by WRNS Studio, as part of Schweiss Doors’ designer bifold liftstrap line, gives this kiosk-style cafe at the San Francisco Civic Center the right touch for the plaza. Consisting of laser-cut stainless-steel panels, the doors open on all sides. When closed, they blend into the building design so passersby don’t even see them.

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Builders Show Surprise

A 3.5-ft. × 10-ft. reclaimed barnwood door presents a sustainable solution for an entrance that blends rustic character with modern design. This outswing door offers a natural contrast with the onyx extruded aluminum exterior trim. The door is surrounded by a direct set sidelite. A select offering of Ashley Norton hardware is also available.

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Elegant Thermal Performance

With a frame profile intersection of just 99 mm (3.875 in.), the SL84 folding frame system reaches a new level of aesthetics with a super-slimmest aluminum profile and minimal exposed hardware. On the performance side, the system utilizes continuous seals along the face of each panel, and two levels of insulating thermal breaks aid against heat or cold. Depending on the glazing of the unit, panel sizes can reach heights up to 11 ft. 6 in.

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Slopes No Challenge

The Type BR door from BILCO is designed for installation on sloped sidewalls of brick, stone, block or poured concrete. Unlike the company’s previous door model for sloped walls, the frame of the new model does not hang down into the masonry opening, making installation fast and easy. The door is designed with a flat frame that can simply be placed on top of the sidewalls and positioned as required to accommodate the areaway opening dimensions.

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