Impact Sliding Glass Doors are designed to withstand high winds and resist impact from debris during severe weather condtions, such as hurricanes. The number of panels in these doors refers to the individual sections that make up the entire door assembly. Here’s an explantion of the different types of 2-panel, 3-panel and 4 panel impact sliding glass doors
2-Panel Impact Sliding Glass Doors
This type consists of two large glass panels that slide horizontally along a track. One panel is fixed, while the other is movable and can slide over the fixed panel. These doors are suitable for smaller openings or spaces where a wider opening is not necessary.
3-Panel Impact Sliding Glass Doors
Three-panel configuration typically include two fixed panels on the sides and a single movable panel in the center. The center panel slides over the fixed panels to open, providing a wider opening than the 2-panel design. The configuration is often chosen for larger openings where a wider access point is desired.
4-Panel Impact Sliding Glass Doors
Four-panel configurations feature two movable panels situated between two fixed panels. Both center panels can slide towards the edges, allowing for an even wider opening compared to the 3-panel design. These doors are suitable for very wide openings and are often used in spaces where a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor areas is desired.
In addition to the number of panels, it is essential to consider the quality of materials, the strength of the frame, and the impact- resistant features of the glass when choosing Impact Sliding Glass Doors. These doors are designed to meet specific building codes and standards for hurricane prone regions, providing both aesthetic appeal and protection against extreme weather events.