One of the most exciting parts of designing a facility is selecting enhancements that provide not only functionality, but character. Whether you’re an architect, designer or owner, you have a vision. Obviously, practicality should be an intrinsic part of your concept. However, it’s only natural to consider bells and whistles that ring in unison with your vision. Glass barn doors are an excellent option. Not only are they visually pleasing, they serve their intrinsic purpose by providing privacy as well.
Glass Barn Doors Have Many Benefits
There are several reasons to choose glass barn doors for your facility. First, all sliding door systems save space. For example, traditional hinge and pivot doors require more square footage to operate. With a 180-degree swing and approach clearances, there is a significant amount of “wasted” space that must remain clear. Imagine how you can utilize that extra area on your project plans! Or, envision how you could better use that floor and wall-space in a room.
Second, consider aesthetics. Interior glass barn doors are an attractive addition to all spaces. Generally, an open feel is much more pleasing to clients and staff than a confined area. In fact, transparent doors make spaces feel larger. Furthermore, they’re not simply eye-catching, they serve another purpose by letting in natural light. Not only can this enhance mood, but allowing daylight to travel deeper into your interior may save energy costs. Decorative glass and film options allow you to balance the need for transparency and privacy.
Third, keeping conversations where they belong is imperative in many industries. Just a few include law firms, banks and tech companies. As a result, choosing a barrier that provides high levels of acoustic isolation is key. With this in mind, AD Systems’ OfficeSlide™ meets rigorous standards to provide acoustic performance that ensures privacy. Additionally, their system removes perimeter gaps that allow ambient noise to leak from one area of an office to another. Therefore, extraneous distractions no longer decrease productivity.
Office Slide Features and Options
Furthermore, AD Systems designed OfficeSlide so that you can get the most out of your space. They offer high-performance solutions for all settings. Standard features include tested acoustical performance up to NIC 39 and smoke-rated options per UL 1784. Plus, all barn doors incorporate standard soft closers and optional sizes and configurations.
Other additions to consider:
· Single or bi-parting doors
· ADA-compliant locking and latching hardware
· KeyCard/Access Control with mag lock
· Self-closers with automatic operation
· Custom pulls
· Customized integral lighting or other design features
Today, contact us to learn more at 425-374-1360.