4500 Doors: Commercial Application

Hinged: Out Swing, In Swing, French

 

Versatile, High-Performance Style

The Elements Architectural PVCu System 4500 hinged door design is offered as a single sash creating a beautiful main entrance or as a dual sash, also referred to as French doors, connecting the indoors with the outdoors. This versatile door system can be used for patio, deck or balcony access and is a popular choice among designers as an attractive alternative to sliding doors.

Compression-seal Technology

When the wind is blowing strong, the sash is pushed against the compression seals optimizing the air and water performance of the door. This door qualifies for coastal applications even in hurricane-prone areas. Multi-point locking hardware assures consistent compression on the seals all around the perimeter of the sash and frame.

Style Options

Hinged doors can be built as single as well as French doors, either inward or outward opening. They can easily be combined with top and side lites or even operable windows, providing the utmost design flexibility.

Low Maintenance

Only occasional cleaning with soap and water is needed to keep the surfaces looking like new, even years after installation. Heavy-duty hinges have passed cycle testing of up to 100,000 opening and closing cycles without any need for adjustments.

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Performance Summary Outward Opening - Single Door AMA: up to Class SHD-LC80 36 x 83 in (914 x 2108 mm) Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressure: 15 psf (720 Pa) Outward Opening - French Door AAMA: up to a structural design pressure of 35 psf 72 x 96 in (1828 x 2438 mm) Water Penetration Test Pressure: 6.9 psf (340Pa) CAN-CGSB-82.1-M89: A3 B3 C3 ASTM E1886 & 1996 / TAS 201, 202 & 203: DP-65 HVHZ U-factor down to 0.25 ASTM E90 Acoustical (STC): up to 38 dB Inward Opening - Single Door AAMA: up to Class SHD-LC40 36 X 83 in (914 x 2108 mm) Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressure: 6.06 psf (290 Pa) CAN-CGSB-82.1-M89: A3 B2 C3 Inward Opening - French Door AAMA: Class LC-PG 40 SHS Up to a structural design pressure of 55 psf 72 x 96 in (1828 x 2438 mm) Water Penetration Test Pressure: 6.06 psf (290 Pa) CAN-CGSB-82.1-M89: A3 B2 C5/C3 U-factor down to 0.25 ASTM E90 Acoustical (STC): up to 40 dB
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  1. Flexibility

    Frame profiles with different depths provide flexibility for new construction and replacement applications

  2. Secure

    Multiple locking points and compression seals all around the sash perimeter provide high water performance, minimal air infiltration, security and good sound insulation

  3. Large sash sizes

    Large reinforcement chambers in the sash allow for sash sizes as large as 8 ft (2.4 m) and 3.5 ft (1.1 m) wide for single doors and 3 ft (0.9 m) wide for French doors

  4. Hardware

    High quality hardware operates quietly and effortlessly

  5. Glazing capacity

    Large glazing capacity, including special high-performance glass 1 3/8 in (35 mm) in thickness, improves energy efficiency and acoustical properties

  6. Long-term smooth operation

    Weldable corner joints in the sash profiles strengthen the door panel against distortion and provide long-term smooth operation