High-style sensibilities and high-tech developments have helped manufacturers introduce some unique new product offerings in the world of door glass.
At ProVia, two new Inspirations Art Glass styles, Haven and Blossoms, are available to complement the maker’s doors and windows. CNC (computer numerical control) machines apply resin beads to the glass, and the color is filled by hand. The combined traditional and high-tech applications offer homeowners personalized style at a more affordable price.
Four bead colors, five fill-color palettes, and custom color combinations are available with Inspirations Art Glass.
Both the resin bead and color fill are backed by a lifetime limited warranty against fading, blistering, and peeling.
Form and function come together in ODL’s newest offering, the Array Light Control System. Two panels of perforated powder-coated aluminum let users control privacy and light levels in a fully assembled exterior door system. The integrated SunDial control moves the panels anywhere between fully open and fully closed settings in a contemporary design.
Array is available in one door lite size and features ODL’s TriSys frame system, which can be painted or stained to suit any aesthetic.
For homeowners who want long-span doors and windows but have concerns about light control and privacy, NanaWall has a solution: Dynamic Glass, coming to all the maker’s folding systems this year, changes its tint from clear to dark at the flip of a switch. The effect comes from low-voltage wire pulls in the subfloor, similar to those used in lighting control and alarm systems. NanaWall engineers designed the system to incorporate spring-loaded connection points to transfer the voltage across the panels.
—Lauren Hunter, senior editor, REMODELING.