FAQ - Products Questions
Where are Panoramic Doors manufactured?
All Panoramic Doors are proudly made in the USA at our new manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, TX.
What material options are available for Panoramic Doors?
Aluminum, Aluminum with Wood cladding (interior only), Vinyl, and Vinyl with laminate.
What is the difference between the Absolute and the Absolute+ product?
The Absolute door system comes in white or beige and the Absolute+ system comes white with a laminated surface of black, bronze, silver, grey.
What configuration options are possible with a Panoramic Door system?
The signature series door system allows for the choice of one to two master swing doors that can be placed on either end or both ends of the system. The absolute series will have one master swing door, which can be located on either side. For all systems, the master door(s) can be either outswing or inswing.
What color options are available for a Panoramic Door system
Signature Aluminum door systems have come in four standard colors (White, Bronze, Matte Black and Semi-Gloss Black) plus over 200 other color options. In addition, the Signature Aluminum door can be matched to custom colors. Absolute Vinyl door systems come in two standard colors, white and beige. Absolute+ door systems come in Black, Bronze, Grey, and Silver.
What are the minimum and maximum sizes of a Panoramic Door system?
All Panoramic Door systems are made to custom size specifications. The maximum size for a vinyl system is 8’ tall with a 38” panel width for an overall system length of 19’ 6”. The signature aluminum series has a max height of 10’ with a 40” panel width and an unlimited overall system length.
How do Panoramic Door systems work?
Every Panoramic Door system includes a master swing door for easy entry and exit. Individually moving panels allow you to position each panel in a variety of configurations from fully open to completely closed and everything in between to control both air and traffic flow.
Can I add aftermarket blinds?
YES - any slimline blinds, shades, shutters, curtains, etc... will work as long as the door is an out-swing system.
Can we get our cylinders rekeyed so the doors are keyed like the other doors in the house?
YES - a good locksmith should have no problem doing so......we use a European locking cylinder. Can I use a smart lock? Not at this time, they are not currently working with our multipoint locking mechanism.
Can I use other handles with my doors?
Yes - slimline multipoint hardware will work with our door, but you will need to check with the manufacturer to ensure the milling is compatible with WHS Fenestration's hardware. Brands that we know are compatible are Hoppe & Rockwell Security for example.
Do I need a header for my Panoramic Door?
This is asked quite often because our website has always been a bit ambiguous. Yes, a header is needed. The header is required to support the roof and the opening. While there are no "special" header requirements, a header is required. Our top track is more of a guide and is designed to allow for up to 1/4" of play. While the weight of our system is on the bottom track, the engineer/architect will want to use standard calculations for the leader. Like every other bifold door on the market, no deflection would be great, but L/720 or 1/4" would be more than adequate.