Jeld-Wen has added a multi-slide patio door to its Siteline product family of wood-clad windows and doors.
“The Siteline Multi-Slide door is designed to create large patio door openings that seamlessly combine interior and exterior spaces,” the company says.
Consumers are increasingly interested in naturally lit interiors that incorporate large patio doors, according to the company. In order to address this, the newly launched multi-slide door uses a narrow, 3-inch stiles and rails, which increase the amount of glass that can be used in the door. In turn, this maximizes the natural light available to a room. The doors are also designed to minimize vertical obstructions when closed to provide a clear view of the outside. When open, they create an open-concept indoor-outdoor area perfect for entertaining.
With the panels’ large available sizes, the multi-slide patio door can help builders’ homes make a big impression. Customers can choose from sizes up to 60 inches wide by 108 inches tall. Up to six panels can be connected in a single direction, but if a room calls for even more natural light, people can install up to 12 panels in a bi-parting configuration, which “delivers a maximum net frame width of a little over 57 feet,” according to the company.
Panels can come in smaller sizes as well, with a minimum measurement of 30-inches wide by 36 inches tall. With this size, the company says panels can act as a large, mobile window system perfect for areas of high traffic, such as indoor/outdoor bars or kitchen areas.
Customers can order the multi-slide door in stacking configurations, which the company says feature one fixed panel on either end and multiple operable panels that can move to stack behind the fixed panels. Or users can go with a pocketing configuration: With the help of an interior wall cavity, users can stack the panels and tuck them out of sight when not in use.
The outside of the Siteline Multi-Slide door panels is an extruded aluminum, while the insides are made of a wood interior with a wood veneer cap. Customers can choose from multiple finish options including the company’s Auralast Pine, which the company says is rot-, water-, and termite-resistant real wood. The door system comes in multiple threshold options that are suited for the home’s climate. If a home requires an accessible entrance, a version with an ADA-compliant ramp is also available, or customers can choose a flush threshold that pairs well with covered patios, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor transition. Large, horizontal, and retractable screens for bug-protection can be included with the patio doors as well.
“If you look at the quality, performance, and price, this product delivers unmatched value,” says Tim Kelting, director of product line management with Jeld-Wen, “which aligns perfectly with the Siteline product line as a whole.”
This year, Jeld-Wen will also release two other products to the Siteline collection: a low-friction gliding door, and an inswing patio door that uses pressure differentials to keep water out during heavy rain.