Picture windows for contemporary house
The picture windows offer a bath of light and modernity to a house. Zoom on the sliding bay window, bay window with bay window, bay window with angle opening ...
We all dream of a house bathed in light, where the garden could be seen in all seasons. To break down the boundary between interior and exterior without giving up good insulation or comfort, large sliding glass doors are the solution. Classic slider, pocket or angle opening ... there is a solution for every project. Facing south, the windows must be protected from excess solar. They must also be secure.
Villa at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, equipped with Textural Black Biotite sliding doors, with built-in thresholds. "Kasting." Kawneer.
Galandage is changing
If you know the sliding bay well, its version "with pocket" is less familiar: in this configuration, the leaves disappear completely in the walls, freeing all the space of passage. The performances of this type of opening have progressed a lot in recent years. They have become compatible with low consumption projects (BBC), provided, of course, that the installation was carried out according to the rules of art. In renovation, the brickwork causes masonry work on the adjacent wall. If the operation proves to be impossible or too expensive, then opt for a slide with disengagement: the opening slides in front of the wall instead of sliding inside.
Original and spectacular, this large sliding angle abolishes the border between inside and outside. "Soleal". Technal.
Materials and colors for sliding patio doors
Today, aluminum dominates the sliding market: with unparalleled profile finesse, its maintenance remains low. This material also allows almost unlimited coloring and bi-coloring, that is to say different colors for the inside and outside. It also allows to design bays of all sizes, and is suitable for the renovation of old buildings to which it gives a new "look" like the most contemporary houses. The market also offers excellent sliding PVC or wood.
For wood enthusiasts who fear, despite everything, outdoor maintenance problems, mixed joinery (aluminum / wood) offer a chic and efficient alternative. PVC does not, in itself, have a great lift. Reinforced by aluminum or fiberglass, it nevertheless gains in robustness and allows to reach large dimensions. It also offers very good thermal performance for a cost often more reasonable. The wood is actually glulam, a more stable material. Wood sliders, which achieve exceptional thermal and acoustic performance, can meet the needs of passive or positive energy homes.
Sliding corner sliders sheltered by shutters coming to glide in front of the bay. The Carpenter's Shop.
The performance coefficients of a bay window
Heat transfer coefficient Uw: it measures the thermal loss of the window and, consequently, its ability to maintain the indoor temperature. The lower the coefficient, the more the window is insulating.
Solar factor Sw: between 0 and 1, it measures the capacity of the window to transmit the heat inside the house. The higher the Sw, the more heat is allowed in the window.
Management of solar gains
It is now accepted that the large south-facing windows (and the smaller openings to the north) should be preferred. The house benefits from free solar benefits that significantly reduce the need for heating and lighting. However, these bays must imperatively be protected from the intensity of solar radiation in summer. Placed in front of them, a sunshade is an effective and aesthetic protection, which adapts well to large openings. Choose liftable blades, to keep an unobstructed view outside periods of high heat.
Adjustable Sunbreaker, Width x Height Mini: 0,60 x 1,04 m, Max: 2,50 x 4,58 m, 21 standard colors, other RAL colors optional, winch control, wired motor or radio-controlled motor , pose face or table, Storistes de France.
Storists from France
This new generation of aluminum profiles of great finesse maximizes daylight and is very efficient. K.Line.
A bay window safely
According to a recent study by the manufacturer of Roto hardware systems, window safety is a buying criterion for eight in ten French people. However, in terms of safety, the sliding windows, in their basic versions, are sometimes under-equipped. Do not hesitate to inquire about optional devices. We know that a burglar does not spend more than three minutes on a bay. If it resists, he will go elsewhere.
To improve resistance to burglary, choose a laminated glass that is more resistant to conventional glazing. Side locks, it is the number of closing points that makes the difference. Standard protection requires three points; If you live in a risky area, opt for a key-operated lock and a five-point lock. And remember that vertical shutters and sunshades are also safety equipment.
Easy opening of a bay window
Often heavy because of their double or triple glazing, the berries must however remain easy to handle. According to the size and the weight of the opening, we find various systems of maneuver: on rails, in translation, with lifting. You can also opt for the ultimate in comfort: the motorized bay.
A bay window open on the garden.
Richard Sprang / Architect Emmanuel Nebout
Large bay with open partition on the garden whose leaves disappear entirely behind the walls. "Satin Road". System profiles.
Richard Sprang / Architect Emmanuel Nebout
Sliding wall slider particularly suitable for renovation. Millet.