The Wide World of Glass Windows and Doors

In any home, commercial property, or other space, properly selected and installed glass highlights a clean and elegant design, projecting an air of sophistication. By utilizing natural light with full-view windows and doors, our glass solutions fulfill needs of functionality and aesthetic beauty in one luxurious package.

The world of glass windows and doors is as wide as your imagination and crafting the perfect solution takes expertise, experience, and exceptional quality. As you begin your journey, we hope you will use the outline below to guide you through the extensive possibilities.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our many years of service, it’s that no two spaces or designs are alike. That’s why B & L Glass offers a multitude of options to match your design goals. Let’s explore the exciting world of luxury glass windows and doors together.

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Types of Glass Doors

Glass doors have the ability to bring the natural beauty and freedom of the outside into the confines of your home. They enable quick and secure entry and invite light inside, all while protecting you from the elements and building a sense of connection and flow between your home and the rest of your property. Listed below are some of the many types of doors available.

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Swing Doors

Generally considered the most traditional style of door, types of swing doors can include french doors, pivot doors or multi-fold doors. With any of these styles, the door is generally composed of glass that is set into a metal or wooden frame. Depending on the design, this can vary from one single pane of glass or multiple custom panes that enable specific designs.

For customers looking to maintain a classic look, glass swing doors are an elegant way to create a new take on the traditional aesthetic. Installation is straightforward and maintenance is relatively simple and inexpensive. Furthermore, the intuitive and functional nature of swing doors makes for a simple and dependable door option while also leaving room for considerable customization. Unique hardware can easily be added to any swing door for further design or stylistic enhancement.

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French Doors

French doors are two mirroring swing doors that meet in the center of the frame where the hardware is positioned. The major advantage of the French door is the more illustrious entryway created by the additional space of the double door opening.

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Pivot Doors

Stunning and modern, pivot doors move on an interior joint to allow for the largest amount of entry space. Pivot door panels can be built wider than side-hinged doors and they also minimize the swing space needed for such a door. A pivot door frame can be custom built to nearly any size and can conform to any design or architecture.

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Folding Doors

Folding doors, much like pivot doors, optimize the openness of an entryway while minimizing the amount of space needed for the clearance of a swinging door. Bi-fold, tri-fold, and larger folding doors function as multiple components within a chain of doors, all of which are supported by hinges. These hinges guide the path of each glass door pane, allowing for maximum open entry space. Folding doors also serve as a wall of windows to create a fully open design.

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Sliding Doors

Sliding doors integrate two panes of glass in a side-by-side design, where one door is active and the other serves as a stationary window. In contrast to swing doors, traditional sliding doors utilize a track system to effortlessly open and close, reducing clearance needed for entrance and egress, making them better for small spaces.

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Multi-Panel Sliding Doors

Multi-panel glass doors take traditional sliding doors to the next level. Stretching the entire length of a large living room, multi-panel sliding doors extend your indoors to the outside, easily opening up your home to the beautiful garden, pool and weather awaiting you beyond. Optional insect and privacy screens allow you to enjoy the beautiful, open views without the unwanted guests.

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LaCantina Sliding Doors

B & L Glass is proud to offer LaCantina Doors, one of the most respected manufacturers in the business. Dedicated to “opening spaces,” LaCantina focuses on a philosophy of continual innovation with value, quality and performance in every product they make. LaCantina doors create dramatically expanded interiors, filling rooms with natural light and air, transforming spaces from the inside out.

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Casement Windows

Among the most recognizable types of window, casement windows are available in a variety of styles and designs and are both versatile and functional. Casement windows can be made with wood, aluminum or even steel and have three technologies that create the opening mechanism:

Crank-out: Crank-out windows utilize a knob or lever to open the window. With a crank-out design, windows are secured so that they are sturdy enough to remain in position while opened.

Push-out: Push-out windows are easily opened by utilizing a simple unlocking mechanism and pressing on the frame of the glass.

In-swing: This method allows for the window to open inward and tends to fit a more traditional design. These windows require enough open interior space for clearance.

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Awning Windows

Awning windows open from the bottom of the frame and provide ventilation, ample light, and ease of use even when the weather is damp or misty. Much like casement windows, awning windows can utilize a crank out or push out design.

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Double-Hung Windows

Double-hung windows can be raised from the bottom or lowered from the top by two “sashes” or panels that move independently. Double-hung windows are simple to clean as both sashes tilt inward for easy access to the exterior glass surfaces.

Because double-hung windows ventilate without protruding inwards or outwards, they maximize both interior and exterior space, making them popular choices for smaller spaces. They can also be engineered to work with nearly every design style and can be framed with a wide variety of materials.

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Window and Door Materials: Wood

Though not the most modern material for luxury windows and doors, wood options have grown considerably more popular due to the increase in demand for “rustic elegance.” From acacia to walnut, wood is warm and inviting, and framing for doors and windows gives the buyer a variety of options in terms of species, finishes, and distressing techniques. With a strong wood frame for your door and window, you can integrate a classic, rustic feel with the durability and practicality of modern design, creating a home that is uniquely reflective of your individual style.

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Window and Door Materials: Aluminum

A much-desired material in window and door design, aluminum is sleek, strong, flexible, and recyclable. Further, aluminum is naturally resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal choice for homes in severe climates. For homeowners looking to minimize upkeep, aluminum is virtually maintenance-free.

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Window and Door Materials: Steel

Today, steel framing for luxury windows and doors is considered the gold standard for modern design. The strength of steel requires less material to maintain structural integrity, resulting in a sturdier frame, increasingly slender sightlines, a minimalist aesthetic and more open views.

The durability of steel creates a framing system that is resistant to weather, fire, and other elements and can be galvanized in a zinc coating to prevent corrosion and other damage. Unlike wood, steel frames do not contract and warp when exposed to rain and other natural elements.

Luxury Glass Window and Door Company

Implementing a luxury glass design is a simple and effective way to add a sense of elegance to your home. However, the selection of high-quality materials, along with proper installation, is critical to ensuring that your investment in luxury glass is fully optimized.

Whether you want to add a multi-panel door system to bring your garden and pool deck “indoors,” or install new insulated windows to modernize and increase energy efficiency at your business, B & L Glass is your trusted source for all things glass. Call us today, and our skilled team will guide you from design through installation.

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