Bifold Door Detail


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Door panels are configured to stack in either one direction or in both directions creating a large clear opening. Doors open and close accordion style.

Clad Exterior/Wood Interior or Wood Exterior/Wood Interior available. Extensive selection of wood species. Door units available as outswing or inswing. Sill options are inswing and outswing standard aluminum sill, ADA and U-Channel. Optional "man door" allows door to remain closed with a single door panel operating as a convenient everyday entry/exit. Configurations available with up to 8 panels in one direction and up to 16 panels bi-parting. Custom configurations including radius and corner meet units. Bifold windows using window sash profile available.

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Handles, Hinges
All Southland Bifold doors are built with Centor™ Bifold hardware that is manufactured in architectural grade stainless steel offered with Powder Coat Bronze, Bronze, PVD Brass and Stainless Steel finish options

All Centor™ hardware components have undergone extensive testing for structural integrity, corrosion and finite element analysis resulting in superior quality and performance

Centor™ Bifold hardware allows door panels to close tight against weather seals providing superior resistance to rain and wind infiltration

Southland offers two door operating options: Manually operated face-fixed drop bolts at top and bottom of door panels or Twin point - central handle operated concealed top and bottom bolts

Door panels are top hung providing unparalleled performance and smoothness of operation

Magnetic door catches fasten open door panels together keeping them securely stacked

Door units configured with an everyday use door, referred to as a "Man Door", include Multi Point Hoppe™ locking mechanisms and come standard with Hoppe™ levers and trim: Hoppe lever styles: Munchen, Verona, New Orleans, Rodos and Toronto Hoppe back plate styles: 216N segment arch or 374 bell shape Hoppe finish options: Rustic Umber, Antique Brass, Matte Black, White, Polished Chrome, Brushed Chrome, Satin Nickel, Antique Nickel and Oil Rubbed Brass Emtek™ levers and back plates available as an option Customer supplied European configuration #5 compatible levers and trim optional
glass panes
Southland uses Cardinal Glass Industries™ quality glass products exclusively on our Bifold door units

Cardinal is considered one of the world's leading providers of glass used in top-of-the-line residential windows and doors

Cardinal LoE Insulated glass is available as LoE272, LoE366, LoE340, LoE180 and i89 with argon in the air space; capillary tubes included for high altitude specified projects

LoE glass, especially LoE366, offer an excellent combination of high visible light transmittance, neutral color, low U-value and low solar transmission

Cardinal LoE patented, state-of-the-art sputtered coatings deliver optimal energy efficiency

Cardinal's "Endure" stainless steel dark bronze spacer ensures longevity and optimal thermal performance

Preserve™ protective film is standard on Southland units with LoE IG products and protects glass in transit and on the construction site

Neat™ coating ensures windows clean easier and stay clean longer is standard on LoE366. It is optional on all other LoE Cardinal glass products

Specialty, tinted and obscure/decorative glass available
panel & frame
Wood Species
Clad exterior/wood interior or wood exterior/wood interior available

Virtually limitless wood species including Vertical Grain Douglas Fir, Accoya, Pine, Clear Alder, Knotty Alder, White Oak, Red Oak, Teak, White Maple, Western Red Cedar, Cherry, Walnut, Sapele, African Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, Hemlock and more

Factory primed interior (and primed exterior for wood units) available

1 ¾" and 2 ¼" door panel options

Standard 6 ¼" jamb with wider jamb options available

Sloped sill, flush U-channel sill or ADA sill options

Engineered LVL core stiles with laminated real wood veneers provide consistent structural integrity and are less prone to warping

Top rails and bottom rails are solid wood

Stile/top rail widths and profiles: 4" contemporary, 4" traditional and 5" traditional

Bottom rail height and profiles: 7 ½" contemporary, 7 ½" traditional and 9 ½" traditional

Simulated divided lites with dark bronze glass spacer as ⅞" and 1 ⅛" bars with traditional or contemporary profiles

Panel widths up to 39" and panel heights up to 120" available

All wood treated in Wood Life™ preservative to promote longevity

Our extruded aluminum clad, thick wall 6063 T-5 hardness, components are uniquely tooled for and owned by Southland Windows & Doors

Clad frames are constructed with heavy extruded aluminum using engineered corner key inserts with acrylic injected sealant and are mechanically fastened

Frame and head include structural nailing fin

On clad exterior/wood interior units, all wood is covered by aluminum cladding leaving no wood exposed to exterior elements
clad finish
Clad finish options to customer specification include Kynar wet coating, Anodize and Powder Coat

Southland clad standard finish - AAMA 2605 70% Kynar wet coating, high performance exterior specification resistant to moisture, ozone, UV radiation and weathering and is considered the ultimate for performance and longevity

Standard colors or virtually limitless custom color options available to match a customer supplied color sample

Anodize colors: Clear, Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, Dark Bronze, Champagne, Extra Dark Bronze, and Black - specialty anodize copper also available

Anodized finishes are rated as class I

Powder Coat available in virtually limitless custom colors

Power coated finishes meet the AAMA 2605 specification

Specialty textured and metallic finish options available
Southland Bifold doors are available with an optional screen system manufactured by Centor™

The horizontal retractable insect screen creates an effective and unobtrusive means of screening large openings and is operated with the touch of a fingertip

Screens are available for openings up to 12' in width and up to 10' in height for single screen and up to 24' in width and 10' in height for a bi-parting unit

The screen cartridge mounts flush with the jamb allowing for a seamless, complete Bifold door and screen unit

A shade can be added to the screen system for certain configurations giving the discerning homeowner the means to screen for insects and also shade from sun
Centor™ Bifold hardware system installation instructions are provided with delivery of custom Southland Bifold door units and can also be found at the Centor™ click here »
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