To compliment your door design, we offer a wide range of glass options – both single pane and insulated units.
We build our doors with, old fashioned, ‘true divided lite’. If you’re not familiar with this term, it means that individual glass units are ‘divided’ by muntin bars (often referred to as ‘mullions’ ). This way, each ‘lite’ is its own piece of glass. The benefit to building our doors this way is that, should the glass be damaged, you will only need to remove and replace the individual panes affected, not all of the glass.
Below are a few of the most common types of glass we offer for our doors. (Others available upon request)
- Various thickness options are available – please inquire. Typical thickness of individual panes = ⅛” or ¼”
- All glass is tempered, unless specified or noted. Tempered glass breaks into small pieces when broken and usually never cracks.
- Low – E available upon request
- Glass is priced out per pane / unit, with a square foot minimum per pane based on the glass type. Thus the size and number of lites in the door will directly affect the overall cost.
Fully visibility with smooth surface. Keep the heat in with our most popular choice.
Made by taking thick glass and carving an angled surface around the periphery. A bevel is simple, yet refined.
(Insulated only, semi-private)
Made by sandblasting – with machine or by hand. Opaque / semi private with a smooth surface and uniform coverage. Good for a range of interior and exterior applications. This glass provides medium privacy.
(AKA safety glass – Opaque / most privacy)
Made by layering two pieces of glass with polyvinyl inter layer which is what gives the impact / safety capabilities. Laminated glass remains intact or breaks safely on impact. Interior / exterior applications, insulated and clear units available. This glass has a high level of privacy.
5/32” thick (Obscure visibility)
Obscure glass allows light to pass through, however visibility is distorted. Easily identified by elongated swirls and small bubbles – Seedy Reamy glass adds character and whimsy to interior or exterior applications alike.
DESIGNER TIP: Elongated swirl formations tend to read best when lites are oriented vertically (long dimension = top to bottom vs side to side)
Flemish glass has the look of hand blown glass without the seeds, bubbles, or the price tag. Light passes through while visibility is distorted – creating some privacy. This glass type offers an old world / slightly antique look.
DESIGNER TIP: Flemish glass looks great in larger half or full height applications in the door.
(One way visibility)
Mirropane glass was design to allow clear visibility on one direction at a time only
(based on light levels on either side). It is recommended to have dark furnishings
and wear dark clothing on the side requiring maximum privacy. This glass
performs like a typical mirror on one side and tinted window on the other. Must be
installed with the coating to the subjects (observed) side. Typical applications
include: Banks, cash offices, supermarkets, etc. often interior applications.
(Darkened uninterrupted visibility)
Graylite is the architect favorite for good looks, exceptional UV protection, and excellent solar control characteristics. Gray light helps protect interior fabrics and colors from fading by blocking UV energy. This glass is ideal for glare control and privacy glazing.
(Single pane only at this time)
Leaded glass for windows and doors is made by taking glass that typically ⅛” to
3/16” thick, cut into smaller pieces and assembled in a framework of strips of lead
then joined and soldered together. This is a hand made process, thus price will
depend on complexity of design and glass type.