Aluminum Bi-Fold Exterior Doors

Aluminium is a strong and lightweight material that is 100% recyclable without the loss of quality. Aluminium bifold doors are usually comprised of aluminium profiles sandwiched around what is known as a polyamide thermal break – a strip of rigid insulation material.

The aluminium is then covered in a resistant powder coat finish that can be matte or glossy – available in almost any colour. Metallic and textured finishes are also available and can be customized in a dual-colour scheme inside and out. An anodised finish is also available as an alternative, although this style is usually more prone to scratching than then powder coating.

The inherent strength of aluminium is such that the frames can be narrow, like our slim-frame range of windows and doors. This maximises the glass area and can also be used to mimic the appearance of beautiful, traditional steel windows.

Additionally, aluminium bifold doors are also a low maintenance alternative to uPVC, as aluminium expands just 1mm per metre. This means that it is especially suitable for larger windows and doors. Combined with their slim frames, aluminium bifold doors are amongst the most aesthetically pleasing, and appropriate choices for even the most complex architectural projects.

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Aluminum Thermally Broken

Thermally Broken BI-FOLDING DOOR SPECIFICATION

GENERAL

1.1 Work Included
Furnish labour, materials and services for the complete fabrication of Series 1781 Bi-folding Thermally Broken Door. All necessary hardware, accessories and preparations will be carried out as stated on the purchase agreement.
1.2 Design
1.2.1 Aluminium Door Types
Series 1781 is a thermally broken bi-folding door top hung guided by a single track with 2-1/4” (57.158mm) stiles.
1.2.2 Aluminum Door Rails
Top rail 2-1/4” (57.2mm)
Bottom rail 2-1/4” (57.2mm)
1.2.3 Door Centre Rail
Center rail 1-1/2”
1.2.4 Door Glass Stop
Sealed unit for 1” (25.4mm) units.
1.3 Quality Assurance
Done under the specification of the Series 1781.
1.4 Shop Drawings
All work in this section shall be executed with strict accordance to the approved shop drawing(s).
1.5 Warranty
Any defects in materials or workmanship will be covered up to one year after the date of completion.

EXECUTION

3.1 Protection
Aluminium shall be isolated from concrete, mortar, plaster, and dissimilar materials with a coating of Bituminous paint.
Exposed aluminium surfaces will be protected from the long-term contamination of mortar, concrete, paint, mud, etc.
Doors and door frames will be protected from damage by wood sheathings and plastic wraps.
3.2 Installation
Products will be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and with approved shop drawings. The work will be performed by qualified personnel ensuring that the proper equipment is provided in order to expedite the project in an efficient and professional manner.
3.3 Cleaning
Interim and final cleaning will be performed with accordance to the general listing methods outlined in AAMA 609 and 610-2 (2002).

PRODUCTS

2.1 Material
2.1.1 Aluminium Extrusion
All extruded aluminium sections to be 6063-T6 alloy or equivalent.
2.1.2 Glazing Material
All extruded thermoplastic elastomers gaskets.
2.1.3 Fasteners
Fasteners shall be zinc plated.
2.2 Hardware
2.2.1 Locking Devices
Euro-style lock with [cylinder on both sides] OR [a cylinder exterior with a thumb-activated interior]
2.2.2 Pull Handle
Lever-style handle.
2.2.3 Roller Assembly
Top hung roller assembly.
2.2.4 Hinges
Offset hinges will be used to accommodate weight of panel.
2.2.5 Flushbolts
Top flushbolts, 8” (203.2mm), 16” (406.4mm), 24” (609.6mm), 39” (990.6mm)
Bottom flushbolt 8” (203.2mm)
2.3 Fabrication
All fabrication will be done according to the approved shop drawing(s). All joints will be welded using manufacturer provided assembly brackets to maintain optimal design performance.
2.4 Finish
2.4.1 Anodize
Anodic Oxide Treatments are to be processed in accordance with AAMA designations.
M12C22A31 class II designation is for #17 Clear anodized finish (0.0004). M12C22A41 class I designation is for #14 Clear Anodized finish (0.0007) and colour finishes such as #26 light bronze, #40 bronze and #29 black.
2.4.2 Paint
Thermosetting Acrylic Enamel coating is to be applied with accordance to AAMA 603.8. Specify colour and type from PPG; standard charts.
2.4.3 Fluoropolymer paint Coating
Kynar 500 Resins will be applied in accordance with AAMA 605.2. Colours will be specified based on the Valspar charts currently being used.

Aluminum Non Thermally Broken

ALUMINUM SERIES 1780 BI-FOLDING DOOR SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

1.1 Work Included
Furnish labour, materials, and services for the complete fabrication of the 1780 Series Sliding Door. All necessary hardware, accessories and preparations will be carried out as stated on the purchase agreement.
1.2 Design
1.2.1 Aluminium Door Types
Series 1780 is a non-thermal bi-folding door guided by a single track with 2” (50.8mm) stiles.
1.2.2 Aluminium Door Rails
Top rail 2-1/4” (57.2mm)
Bottom rail 2-1/4” (57.2mm)
1.2.3 Door Glass Stop [specify]
Single glazed for 1/4” (5 or 6mm), or 3/8” (9 or 10mm) glass.
Sealed unit for 1” (25.4mm) units.
1.3 Quality Assurance
Done under the specification of the Series 1780 product.
1.4 Shop Drawings
All work in this section shall be executed with strict accordance to the approved shop drawing(s).
1.5 Warranty
Any defects in materials or workmanship will be covered up to one year after the date of completion.

EXECUTION

3.1 Protection
Aluminium shall be isolated from concrete, mortar, plaster, and dissimilar materials with a coating of Bituminous paint.
Exposed aluminium surfaces will be protected from the long-term contamination of mortar, concrete, paint, mud, etc.
Doors and door frames will be protected from damage by wood sheathings and plastic wraps.
3.2 Installation
Products will be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and with approved shop drawings. The work will be performed by qualified personnel ensuring that the proper equipment is provided in order to expedite the project in an efficient and professional manner.
3.3 Cleaning
Interim and final cleaning will be performed with accordance to the general listing methods outlined in AAMA 609 and 610-2 (2002).

PRODUCTS

2.1 Material
2.1.1 Aluminium Extrusion
All extruded aluminium sections will 6063-T6 alloy or equivalent.
2.1.2 Glazing Material
All extruded thermoplastic elastomer gaskets.
2.1.3 Fasteners
Fasteners shall be zinc plated.
2.2 Hardware
2.2.1 Locking Devices
Euro-style lock with [cylinder on both sides] OR [a cylinder exterior with a thumb-activated interior]
2.2.2 Pull Handle
Lever-style handle
2.3 Fabrication
All fabrication will be done according to the approved shop drawing(s). All joints will be welded using manufacturer provided assembly brackets to maintain optimal design performance.
2.4 Finish
2.4.1 Anodize
Anodic Oxide Treatments are to be processed in accordance with AAMA designations.
M12C22A31 class II designation is for #17 Clear anodized finish (0.0004). M12C22A41 class I designation is for #14 Clear Anodized finish (0.0007) and colour finishes such as #26 light bronze, #40 bronze and #29 black.
2.4.2 Paint
Thermosetting Acrylic Enamel coating is to be applied with accordance to AAMA 603.8. Specify colour and type from PPG; standard charts.
2.4.3 Fluoropolymer paint Coating
Kynar 500 Resins will be applied in accordance with AAMA 605.2. Colours will be specified based on the Valspar charts currently being used.

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