We approach each project with responsive attitude. Every job is custom-made, from the size, shape, color, glass type, and even fixing type.
We are able to personalize each job efficiently in our state of the art facility by keeping your options simple.
When it comes to glass configurations and treatments, there are numerous options that enable us to create your vision.
We will make your decision as educated and easy as possible. Each type of glass has advantages and disadvantages, but every system
component is unchanged aside from the extrusions directly fixed to the glass. This gives you confidence that each product that leaves
our manufacturing facility contains the highest-grade materials regardless of options and configurations.
Monolithic tempered glass (also known as single pane) is our most affordable option. It enables us to eliminate the vertical extrusions on each door, creating unobstructed views through the system. Clear polycarbonate strips create a seal between each panel. This glass is lightweight and offers great strength, safety and acoustical performance. Each panel goes through a heating and rapid cooling process that puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (annealed glass) creates. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury. This glass is up to seven times stronger physically and thermally than regular plate glass. This option is recommended for moderate climates. Tempered glass can be colored in a range of colors including gray, green and blue.
Laminated glass features an interlayer bonded between two glass plies using heat and pressure. It is a durable, high-performance glazing product, designed to remain intact should glass damage occur. Even if the glass is to break, the interlayer contains sufficient strength and bond to keep all glass in place. Often laminated glass is required to provide protection against man-made threats or natural disasters such as hurricanes, bomb blasts or forcible-entry. It shares the same benefits as monolithic tempered glass but it can include a Low-E coating between the panes to increase thermal performance. It is more costly than monolithic tempered.
Insulated glass units consist of two glass panels separated by a gas or air filled space to reduce heat transfer through the door system. This glass choice requires support on all four sides, which calls for vertical extrusions between each panel. These slim vertical frames provide substantial benefits structurally, improve the seal between panels, and still allow for unobstructed views. This glass type is an ideal energy efficient choice with the added benefit of minimizing noise. The sealed air gap between the two panes acts as an added layer of insulation. This added thermal resistance reduces the amount of heat escaping in winter and keeps your home at a more comfortable temperature. Double-glazing has the reverse effect in summer, preventing unwanted heat from coming into the home. This extra insulation decreases your reliance on heaters and air conditioners and can greatly reduce your energy costs. Because of the surrounding frames, the glass can be tinted or colored.
The horizontal wheel configuration enables each individual panel to navigate curves and corners.
This provides a solution for unusual opening shapes.
Clients will have the opportunity to establish which direction they prefer panels to pivot open (inside or outside) as well as
which side of the opening they would like the doors to stack (left or right side). Provided below are some examples of design possibilities.
We source a full line of advanced paint and powder coatings that offer a wide range of colors and textures.
These coatings provide a combination of performance, durability and longevity and are suitable for any architectural application.
We have the ability to produce any corresponding color to match existing fixtures. Please contact Glass Expanse for color samples.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is electrostatically applied as a free flowing dry powder and is then cured under heat. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is more durable than conventional paint. Because powder coating does not have a liquid carrier, it produces thicker coatings than conventional liquid paint. This application is viewed as economically friendly because the coating is not solvent based and does not release any Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere. Powder coating is recommended for residential applications.
Glass Expanse sources liquid coatings containing Kynar 500® resin (also known as PVDF coatings) which are applied to properly cleaned, pre-treated and primed metal substrates and then oven baked. This liquid paint is engineered for exterior applications and carries a twenty-year warranty against color fading, chalking and corrosion. Kynar paint is slightly softer than powder coating and is recommended for commercial exterior applications.
Anodizing is an electrochemical process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of aluminum extrusions. This increases corrosion resistance and wear, by creating a uniform coating. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or powder coating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum, so it cannot chip or peel. This product is typically offered in three colors (clear, bronze and black) and is suited for commercial and industrial applications.
Every project is unique in design, and to accommodate this our extrusions can be mounted in a wide range of methods.
Our professionals will suggest solutions for each application that create the most appealing visual statement with a focus on accessibility.
Our fully adjustable product makes it flexible and adaptive for many applications. Below are some of our standard options.
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We have established partnerships with several companies that supply screens that can
be incorporated into each project design for seamless collaboration with our door system.
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