The Elegance and Versatility of Moving Glass Wall Systems
Jan 25, 2021
Bright, open, cheerful, fresh: these are just a few common words used to describe moving glass wall systems. An upgrade from traditional patio doors, this decor option leaves a big impression on both residents and guests alike. We’ll look at why moving glass walls are so functional for the home and how they offer an easy transition from the indoor to the outdoor world.
Sliding glass walls span the height of the room, creating a sweeping look as you glance into your yard. Multi-slide patio glass doors are up to five times larger than standard glass doors — converting a full side of the home into your window to the world.
Moving glass wall systems essentially blend the beauty of windows with the functionality of doors. They’re an incredibly versatile way to provide a unique look to the entryways in your home. Tracks can be curved or straight, making it easy to work with irregularly shaped spaces. Walls can be designed and installed at a 90-degree angle, giving you a chance to incorporate two walls instead of one.
Or choose to push the panels to the side of the entryway, giving you more space in either your home or patio. Homeowners with moving glass wall systems often come to find their deck or patio is just as much a part of their open floor plan as their living room and kitchen.
Light and Air
It’s not always easy to put our finger on why we love certain spaces. Some can just instantly make us feel comfortable, while others make us feel anxious or even overwhelmed. While there is a certain undefinable quality to these homes, there are ways to cultivate better conditions with the right design elements.
Moving glass wall systems invite light and air in. The clear panes beckon in natural sunshine to lift the mood and spark the senses. When the skies turn dark, these walls provide unfiltered views that can help set the course of a healthier sleep schedule. (And if storm clouds start to roll in, it could be just what you need for a relaxed, rainy-day snooze.)
What’s more, the breezes from these wall systems are unparalleled. Fresh air is known to clean out your lungs, lower your blood pressure, and boost your concentration. There’s no need to shut out the outside world when you incorporate glass wall systems.
Double Your Living Space
Whether you want to use your backyard as a personal retreat or you’re throwing a huge party, moving glass wall systems can give you (and your guests) extra space to spread out and embrace indoor and outdoor living. Entertaining is simply easier when you establish natural movement patterns. Everyone can go at their own pace to congregate, eat, or just explore.
At Panda, our glass door systems are engineered with clean lines to enhance the natural view. This minimal obstruction can immediately prompt a person to wander the full length of the grounds. We’re well-known in the industry for creating the largest glass doors that offer a proven way to utilize more of your property.
Types of Moving Glass Wall Systems
We offer a number of glass wall systems, depending on the configuration you want and the square footage of your home.
Multi-slide panels seamlessly slide and stack on one or either side of the property. The interior panels can even be entirely concealed in the pockets, and there’s virtually no limit as to how many panels you can use in this system.
For homeowners without the extra space for a pocket panel, bi-fold folding doors are a great option. This modern design choice is similar in style to that of a Z-fold motion door. The top-hung engineering allows for the panels to slide and stack perpendicularly.
Horizontal Sliding Walls (HSW)
The HSW system is the premier option for maximizing openings (up to 100%) by sliding and storing panels outside of the opening. The system is top-hung and comprised of multiple individual panels. Featuring completely customizable parking areas, the panels slide and stack anywhere – even in a closet around the corner.
Lift & Slide Doors
Residential lift and slide doors can open a space in ways you never even imagined — perfect for hosting parties that can’t be contained in just one room. Known for its durability against the heavy winds, rains, and even hurricanes of Mother Nature, lift and slide doors support panels of up to 100 sq. ft. and still require nothing more than a push of a button to operate.
These doors are powered by a complex system of wheels and levers that can compress the double-V gaskets. The result is a highly insulated moving glass wall system with excellent thermal efficiency and high tolerance against forced entry.
Customizable Glass Door Systems
Panda is known for tailoring our systems to your home, so you get all the benefits without having to compromise. Whether you choose stack, fold, or pocket options, we have the tools and design know-how to match your decor and allow for more movement on your property.
It’s not unusual for residents or guests to favor one small section of a home. Whether that’s the living room, kitchen, or deck, this space becomes the primary place to gather and, over time, can start to feel like it’s the only functional spot to enjoy. This is an unfortunate reality that can be changed just by adjusting the conditions of the home.
Panda Windows & Doors has inspired people to live differently. With moving glass wall systems, you can open a room to a sky filled with sunlight and warm breezes. Or close it off to enjoy the drama of Mother Nature unfold from the comfort of a cashmere blanket. Whatever you decide, moving glass wall systems can help you view your property from a very different lens.
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