Sliding Doors Provide Expansive Views for High-Rise Balconies

The operable and fixed panels of the CrossTrak Sliding Doors span up to 8-by-10-feet.

The operable and fixed panels of the CrossTrak Sliding Doors span up to 8-by-10-feet.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems has announced a product line, CrossTrak Sliding Doors. Developed for operation ease while providing views from high-rise balconies, the operable and fixed panels of the doors span up to 8-by-10-feet. They feature a 5-7/8-inch-deep aluminum frame, insulating glass units and a polyamide thermal barrier for energy efficiency, while meeting the industry’s performance requirements.

Half-slide, end-slide, center-slide and center-open two-track configurations may be side-stacked with the Wausau INvent fixed lites, or projected or casement vents, to accommodate wider continuous views and added ventilation. The factory fabrication and glazing from Wausau ensures installation ease. Fixed and sliding glass door units are set as individual frames in continuous ribbons. CrossTrak doors are backed with a limited warranty of up to 10 years.

CrossTrak products are offered in a choice of inside track doors for use behind Juliet balconies, or outside track doors with accessible thresholds, operated by either conventional or lift-and-slide hardware. All available options were tested to help ensure performance across the broad selection of project-specific configurations. Euro-style lift-and-slide doors were tested to withstand high-rise wind loads and achieve ratings up to AAMA AW-100 (Architectural) Performance Class as established by the North American Fenestration Standard AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-11 (NAFS). The NAFS standard includes criteria for air, water and structural performance, as well as thermal cycling and durability testing to 4,000 operating cycles.

Understanding other key design considerations in high-rise residential projects, Wausau’s battery of test reports on these doors includes acoustic performance, thermal transmittance and condensation resistance. The doors are listed in the National Fenestration Rating Council Component Modeling Approach database for access to energy performance values, certification and rating information.

Wausau’s CrossTrak Sliding Doors may be finished in a palette of more than 30,000 paint colors, or in frosty matte clear or bronze anodize tones. Patina-free copper anodize also is available. Frame finishing can be two-color, with the exterior in one finish and the interior in another, to match decor. Complementing the doors’ finish and design, standard hardware is available in a variety of colors and finishes, and operable panels incorporate an extruded palm tree pull handle. Various hardware and screen options are available.

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