Different Types of Commercial Glass Entry Doors

Different Types of Commercial Glass Entry Doors
Commercial glass entry doors come in a few basic types that are used for various applications. They are mostly used at restaurants, retail stores, and in the interior of buildings. Common types of glass doors will include a pivot glass door, a sliding glass door, and frameless glass doors. The type of glass door that is used will also be based on the material for the frame. Folding Glass Door The most common location of folding glass doors is in the showroom of a dealership. This type of door opens by folding along a track like and accordion. Doors consist of an odd number of panels connected together in a single frame. They can be partially or fully opened to access an exterior space. Panels will stack to one side of the frame or the other. Hotels are another location for folding glass door to separate the lobby from a pool area. Glass Sliding Door A sliding glass door is similar to a pocket door in a home. This type of door overlaps a stationary panel and will create a halo effect when it is closed. Sliding glass doors are common for an entrance to hotels and many retail stores. They are popular as they are more inviting into a space than a solid door. These doors are also used as an entrance to a restaurant and resorts. Frameless Glass Door This is a type of commercial doors that does not have frames panels. Their main purpose is to make the space in a building feel more open. Frameless glass doors are typically found in high-end hotels, and at department stores in a mall or other location. The glass is treated to withstand extreme weather and will withstand a lot of abuse. They can also be found in hotels and restaurants. Aluminum Glass Door Glass for this type of door is supported by an aluminum frame. This is a common type of door found at many commercial businesses. The glass on the door provides an appealing look compared to doors that are a solid construction. Wood Glass Doors The use of wood for a commercial door frame is typically used for interior spaces. This includes a door found in a vestibule at a restaurant or hotel. They are not usually used as an exterior door. Wood for the door can be painted or stained. Professional buildings, such as a doctor's office, often have these doors.

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