Thermal bowing is a common occurrence with aluminum doors that have a thermal break. This thermal break is key to energy efficiency as it provides a barrier between the outside aluminum that is exposed to exterior heat or cold, and the interior aluminum or wood that is not. The difference in temperature between the exterior and interior can cause one side of the door to grow or shrink resulting in a slight bowing of the door.
No. Panoramic Doors is a manufacturing facility only. However, we do try to keep a data base of installers who have been trained to properly install our doors. *Note: These are independent contractors and not part of Panoramic Doors.
We have two track options: 5/8″ Up-step and Flush Mount. We recommend the 5/8″ Up-step in any condition where water penetration might be an issue.
The placement of the main door(s) is always located at the end of the door system.
Our doors are installed as block frame.
In order to ensure a sufficient weather barrier we made changes to our doors over time and no longer offer doors that open both ways. You still have an option of choosing a door that swings inward or outward, just not both.
All our doors run on a single track approximately 3 inches wide.
All our doors have an excellent weather ratings.
All our doors are custom built to the size you need.
Yes, we designed our system for easy replacement of most popular patio doors, like Sliding glass doors, French, and bi-fold doors. There is no need for structural changes or additions as all our systems loading is on the bottom track. We recommend you use a qualified installer for your replacement installation for the best performance of your door.