Large Doors: How to Select the Right Door

Sponsored by Andersen Windows

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the unique design elements of an indoor/outdoor living space and modern trends in large doors.
  2. Describe what to consider when balancing the client needs with environmental conditions, building performance, and durability concerns.
  3. List the different door types and styles available for transition points between indoor and outdoor areas.
  4. Discuss the best process for specifying large doors in commercial and residential projects.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
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Modern design trends are favoring larger openings, and while this blank canvas offers the architect a wide-range of options, it can also pose a challenge. Because of the almost unlimited variations of different types, styles, and available options for large doors, it is often more important that the architect understands how to make the selection process, rather than which specific door to choose. The process for specifying should include client aesthetic expectations, environmental conditions, building performance, and durability concerns.

Large Doors

Photo courtesy of Steve Henke

This 4-panel Andersen MultiGlide door seamlessly blends the indoors to outdoor

 

Andersen Windows & Doors

Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Andersen offers a broad product portfolio of window and door options for light commercial and residential projects and is the most recognized and most used brand of windows among builders. Now more than ever, Andersen offers what you need to design, build, remodel, or replace. Whether you're restoring a historic building or designing a new home, Andersen has the products and design services to help create all that you envision. Learn more at www.andersenwindows.com

 

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