How to Operate a Folding Glass Wall
By NanaWall Systems, February 5, 2020
The prospect of operating a folding glass wall for the first time might be intimidating. However, there is no need to hesitate – it’s simple!
We put together step-by-step instructions to help explain the correct way to open a NanaWall folding glass wall system. Videos from our social media community help to show you how it’s done!
**P.S. – thank you to all the customers that share videos using our systems. We’d love for all of you to tag @nanawallsystems in a video showing you operating your NanaWall system!**
Opening the Folding Glass Wall
Let’s say it’s a beautiful day and you want to bring some fresh air and sunlight into the household. Well, it’s time to open the NanaWall folding glass wall system. You can do so in a sequence of steps that takes only a matter of seconds.
Figure 1: From the NanaWall Owner’s Manual SL60
Step 1: Open the swing door (if you have one)
Your system might have a swing door at the jamb. Open this door and stack it 180 degrees against the adjacent panel. If you don’t have a swing door, ignore this step.
Step 2: Unlock the panels using handles
Unlock each panel connection by flipping the flat handles to point up. The proper technique is to pull the flat handle inward towards your body, then to the right until it points up.
Step 3: Break panel connections
After you unlock using the handle, break the panel connections by pushing gently on the point of connection. With the connections between each panel broken, the system can be closed with one more motion.
Step 4: Push the system
Push the disconnected end of the system towards the other side of the opening. Each panel should neatly fold as you push.
Our Customers Show How to Operate a Folding Glass Wall
Here our customer, David Clark Construction, shows how he opens a folding glass wall!
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Closing the Folding Glass Wall
So, you’ve enjoyed your time with the folding system open but maybe inclement weather is on its way. No worries – quickly close the system in a few steps. Closing the system reverses the order of operations.
Step 1: Pull leading panel out some
Pull the leading panel out to begin to close the system.
Step 2: Push where the panels connect
Push on the part of the frame near the panel connections to unfold the system. Be mindful not to put your hand in between where the panels connect to avoid injury.
Step 3: Close the swing door (if you have one)
Close the system, including the swing door, to the point where all the panels are aligned.
Step 4: Lock the panels back together
Lock all of the panels back together with the flat handles. It’s important to lock the handles to preserve the system over time and allow it to operate at its peak performance.
Now that your NanaWall system is properly closed, it will keep warmth inside and protect from the outside elements. NanaWall Systems set themselves apart through performance when they’re closed.
Watch an example of our customer closing a folding system with swing doors in the middle.
Final Thoughts on How to Operate a Folding Glass Wall
NanaWall folding glass walls are designed to be easily operable. Each system can be opened by a person of any size and only requires one hand. Additionally, NanaWall folding glass walls are built to be durable and sustain thousands of openings and closing. For example, the SL70 system meets the DIN EN 1191/12400 Classification meaning it can sustain 20,000 opening and closing cycles and still work like a charm.
Learn more about NanaWall folding glass walls!
Just for fun, here’s a few more examples of customers operating our folding glass wall systems – impeccable form from all of them!
And another...this time showing the opening and closing process with a screen as well!
Two successful NanaWall retrofits in the books! Our client had two sets of fixed glass doors she wanted replaced with a folding glass wall for a flexible indoor/outdoor space. We previewed the NanaWall systems in person earlier this year at the International Builders Show and knew it would be the perfect fit. After a lot of planning and coordination, our installation this week couldn't have gone smoother! Note how discreet the screen is at the very end 👌 #designbuild #planning #teamwork #libertydesignbuild #libertygj #iamgj #customremodel #interiordesign #construction @nanawallsystems
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