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Friday, March 06 2020
Whether you’re a homeowner, a homebuyer currently searching for the perfect place to call home, or you’re still saving for your dream home, you might be wondering what all the buzz is about folding glass walls. You might have seen them on your favorite HGTV show, or in a real estate listing, or maybe your neighbor has some folding glass walls installed in their home. However you first discovered these unique door systems, you might be curious about what they are, how they work, and how you can get them in your home. Read below for a simple breakdown of everything you need to know about folding glass walls.
What Are Folding Glass Walls?
Folding glass walls are unique door systems that consist of multiple panels of glass that slide and fold open like an accordion. These glass panels replace walls, creating a more flexible living space. At AG Millworks, our folding glass walls are handcrafted and custom designed to fit your opening and match your home design style. They are made with an aluminum clad exterior and luxurious wood interior—or, if you choose, you can have an all-wood folding glass wall system in your home.
How Do Folding Glass Walls Work?
Folding glass walls are easy to operate and are top hung for light and effortless movement. They slide open smoothly and fold neatly to one or both sides of your door opening with minimal effort. Doors have a multi-point locking system that provide safety and security. Some folding glass wall configurations create a “daily door” that provides easy access to your outdoor space without opening the entire door system.
How Do You Protect Large Openings Created By Folding Glass Walls?
Folding glass walls create HUGE openings in your home and you might be wondering how you can enjoy this indoor/outdoor space while protecting your home from unwanted insects—at AG Millworks we offer an innovative retractable accordion screen system that’s factory installed and seamlessly integrated into the jamb of your folding glass wall system. The screen covers openings up to 32’ wide and 10.5’ tall. To learn more about retractable accordion screens, visit our screen system FAQ.
How Long Will Folding Glass Walls Last?
With proper care and maintenance, your folding glass wall system can last many years. They are easy to maintain and require a regular maintenance schedule to ensure a long-lasting system that will operate properly. To learn more about proper door care for your folding glass wall system, click here.
What Are the Benefits of Folding Glass Walls?
There are many benefits that come with installing a folding glass wall in your home. A large door system like this will connect your home to the outdoors and create an indoor/outdoor living space where you can enjoy nature and entertain guests. It will also make your living space feel larger by expanding it to your outdoor space. Folding glass walls bring more natural light into your home and can create extra airflow, making your space brighter and more relaxing. The glass walls also enhance your views of the surrounding nature, seascapes, or city skylines.
How Can I Get Folding Glass Walls in My Home?
Getting folding glass walls in your home is simple—talk to a building industry professional about creating a large opening in your home and replacing walls with folding glass. Don’t forget to get matched with an AG Millworks certified dealer in your area who can help you order the perfect door system for your home, and who can provide you with tips and advice about large folding glass wall systems. To talk to a door expert and to find an AG Millworks dealer near you, click here.
Visit our product page to learn more about the limitless custom design options of our folding glass walls.