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Bi-Fold Patio Doors

Posted by vampiressrn (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 3, 10 at 1:36

I have an overhang area on the back of my home that could easily be enclosed to a garden room. I have a nice view and want to be able to see that out the back of my family room. I was thinking about glass bi-fold doors so wonder if anyone has experience with them. I am at the top of a canyon and it can get extremely windy, so I am concerned about that. I had a beautiful outdoor overhead fan that had the fan blades bent and torn off during a very windy storm...so the wind can be very strong. Also, would want the double-pane that has the mini-blinds built inside. Not planning on this right away, so any suggestions would be helpful in my research. I do want metal and have looked at this sight a lot.
http://www.lanaidoors.com/


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RE: Bi-Fold Patio Doors

You need to investigate the DP (Design Pressure) ratings of whichever door you choose as you have a high profile location. Without knowing specifics, I would recommend a minimum DP 40 unless you can handle some water infiltration (i.e. an interior hard surface such as tile or rock). A high DP rating and bi fold doors do not normally co-exist. Good luck!


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RE: Bi-Fold Patio Doors

Thanks for this information, it will be helpful when I start more intense research on the project.


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RE: Bi-Fold Patio Doors

Begin your search with NanaWall. I have no real-world experience with products as you describe, but this company seems to be a leader in folding patio door systems.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to NanaWall


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