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SunClad Bi-Fold Door

Product Highlights

• Bi-Fold Hinge & Glide System by Centor Architectural™
• Weatherproof in closed position
• Panels Accordion to condensed stack in opened position for wide clear opening
• SunClad Extruded Aluminum Exterior
• High Durability Powder Coat Exterior Finish
• Fail-Safe Water Management System - Door Panel
• No-Warp Laminated Construction Door Panel
• Stain-Grade Interior Wood
• Full Glass Door Panel
• Energy Efficient Performance
• Insulated Glass with Duralite™ Spacer
• High Performance Tempered Low-E Glass with Argon

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SunClad Bi-Fold Doors are a combination of our clad-wood door panel and innovative folding door hardware developed by Centor Architectural™. Bi-Fold doors literally open up design possibilities for spectacular views and unhindered access between the interior of a home or building and the beauty of the outdoors.

Centor's E3 bifolding door hardware provides the flexibility of glass wall that can easily be turned into a wide open pathway. Applications include everything from a private residential entertainment area to an ambitious store front, restaurant or commercial project. The E3 hardware system functions as part of a secure, weatherproof barrier, but is not fully appreciated until the doors are opened up, transforming the space into a whole new environment.

Our SunClad exterior uses heavy-gauge extruded aluminum for strength, durability and resistance to weather and abuse. It is coated with a highly durable, baked on Powder Coat finish that meets AAMA 2604 standards. The coating is available in 11 Standard colors, 26 Feature finishes and several Metallic and Anodic finishes. Custom color matching is also available. All SunClad products are designed with a fail-safe Water Management System. The exterior perimeter of the glass is sealed against water intrusion. However, if that seal should ever fail, our Water Management system provides an effective drain path (to the exterior) for water to exit the glazing channel and panel structure. This helps protect the insulated glass against seal failure and the wood interior of the product against deterioration.

The door interior features ponderosa pine on the frame and pine veneer covered laminate door panel rails and stiles that are suitable for a natural (clear) finish, staining or painting. The standard door panel is considered a full glass door, with the side stiles and top & bottom rails measuring about 5" in profile width.

All door panels are glazed with Tempered Glass. As with all SunClad products, the USA Door family is designed and built to provide superior energy saving performance. Perimeter weather-stripping on the frame and the sill block out the weather. Select one of our climate-targeted, Low-E insulated glass configurations to take advantage of Sun's best energy performance combination for your region. All Sun IG units use the Duralite™ warm-edge spacer system, a non-metallic spacer that provides the lowest thermal conductivity and best gas retention of any IG spacer system.

SunClad Doors are covered by our extensive warranty and are hand crafted to provide you with high quality, dependable doors that will serve you and your home for many years.

Operation
Bi-Fold Door Operation

SunClad™ Bi-Fold Door Operation

SunClad Bi-Fold Doors are multi-panel door units that form a weatherproof door wall when closed, but open in bi-fold or accordian like fashion to provide an expansive passageway between adjacent dwelling spaces. Each panel is hinged and glides on a roller track with the ability to stack the panels against the wall, maximizing the opening and minimizing the intrusion of the door panels.

Bi-Fold doors are available in multiple outswing opening configurations from 2 panels up to 8 panels wide. See the "Panel Layout" tab for more information on the available panel layout configurations.

Awning Operation
Exterior
Sun Clad Extruded Aluminum Exterior

SunClad™ Extruded Aluminum Exterior

SunClad™ is the name we give our heavy-gauge extruded aluminum exterior on our clad-wood products. Aluminum is highly resistant to the effects of weather. It does not rust like other metal. It does not rot or decay, warp or distort like wood. It does not break down chemically over time like vinyl or fiberglass. Our heavy gauge extruded aluminum will not easily dent like Roll Form aluminum wrapped over a wood sash exterior. It provides exceptional strength and long life for the product and it is the perfect surface for our High Durability Powder Coat Finish.

• Superior Strength - for the frame and sash
• More Durable - protects interior wood components
• Protects the Home better
• Fail-Safe Water Management System - weeps water from window sash or door panel
• High-Durability Powder Coat Factory Finish

Sun Clad Exterior
Powder Coat Finish
Powder Coat

High Durability Powder Coat Finish

Sun uses high durability powder coating as the exterior finish of our SunClad products. It is tougher than conventional painted finishes. The powder is electrostatically applied to aluminum extrusions that have been washed and prepared in a multi-stage pre-treatment process. The applied powder is baked on to the extrusion which is ready for production shortly after leaving the oven. Our standard finish meets AAMA 2604 requirements and allows us to provide a 20 year warranty against peeling, flaking, blistering, cracking, checking and loss of adhesion and a 10 year warranty against chalking and color change. An optional AAMA 2605 finish is also available and offers a 30/15 year warranty respectively. Sun offers 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes. Additionally, virtually any color you want is available through Custom Color Matching. Sun's Powder Coating is also very environmentally friendly, with no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.

Powder Coat
Wood Interior
Wood Interior - Bi-Fold Doors

Wood Interior

Sun Bi-Fold door interiors feature LVL (laminated veneer lumber) on the panel rails and stiles. The wood interior is suitable for a natural (clear) finish, staining or painting. The standard door panel is considered a full glass door, with the side stiles and top & bottom rails measuring about 5" in width.

Optional solid panel inserts, or kick panels, are available to reduce the glass portion of the door panel. These solid panels are beveled wood on the interior with a flat SunClad exterior surface. An additional decorative aluminum molding shadow box can be applied to the exterior of the panel as a visual accent.


• LVL (laminated veneer lumber) on the stiles and rails
• Suitable for staining or painting
• Preservative Treated against insects and decay

Ponderosa Pine
Insulated Glass
Tempered Insulated Glass

Tempered Insulated Glass

All Sun door products are glazed with Dual Glazed Tempered insulated glass as standard (both pieces of glass are tempered). All of Sun's Hi-Performance Low-E Insulated Glass units are Argon filled and feature the Duralite™ warm-edge glass spacer system. Sun manufactures these units in our own state-of-the-art insulated glass production facility, allowing us to produce the high quality insulated glass units for each order. This line is carefully monitored for quality control, glass testing and certification, to assure you that all Sun insulated glass is produced to the highest standards.

Insulated Glass
Duralite™ Warm-Edge Spacer
Duralite

Duralite™ Warm-Edge Spacer System

All Sun insulated glass units use the Duralite™ warm-edge glass spacer system. Duralite is the only all non-metallic spacer system available. This gives superior thermal performance and its flexible properties provide a superior seal and excellent argon retention. It is one of the reasons we are able to provide a full 20 year warranty on our insulated glass.

Duralite Spacer
Low-E Glass
Low-E Glass

Climate Matched Low-E Glass

Sun Windows offers Energy Saving Low-E glass that is matched to your climate. Select our Sun Advantage 270 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that has a mixture of both heating and cooling seasons. Sun Advantage 270 is a second generation Low-E glass that permits 70% of the sun's visible light while blocking 86% of harmful UV rays. Select Sun Advantage 366 Low-E glass if you are in a climate that has stronger cooling requirements. Sun Advantage 270 is a third generation Low-E glass that reduces the amount of the sun's visible light to 66% while blocking 95% of harmful UV rays. Both types use our Duralite™ Warm-Edge glass spacer and have air spaces that are Argon filled for an insulated glass unit that offers excellent thermal performance.

Low-E Glass
Reglazable Sash / Panel
Reglazable Sash & Panels

Reglazable Sash & Panels

All SunClad™ Wood products use interior wood glazing stops that allow for the reglazing of the sash or panel should the glass ever be damaged.

Reglaze
Lead Times For Options
Option Lead Times

Lead Times For Options

Since all Sun products are built to order, we offer a wide range of options for you to customize your windows and doors to meet your needs. Some of these options are part of the standard production flow while others are more specialized and may require additional time to produce. When a quote is created for your order, any extended lead times are indicated. This can assist you in planning your project and help you coordinate your workflow.

Sizes

 

Due to the precise nature of Bi-Fold Hinge and Glide System hardware, all sizing information must be addressed through direct interaction with Sun Windows. We will be happy to work with you in determining the size and panel layout that best meets your requirements. Contact your Sun Representative or our Sun Windows Customer Service Department.

 

Solid Panel Inserts (Kick Panels)
Solid Panel Door Options

Solid Panel Inserts (or Kick Panels) for Doors

The standard door panel is a full-view glass door panel. Optional solid panels are available in "Standard", 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2 proportions (solid panel to glass). These panels are beveled wood on the interior with a flat SunClad™ exterior surface. Additional decorative raised molding (SDL Shadowbox) can be applied to the exterior panel.

The standard panel height = 11-5/8"
Solid Panel Insert - Exterior - shown with SDL ShadowboxSolid Panel Insert - Interior
10" Bottom Rail
Door Bottom Rail Options

Door Bottom Rail Options

The standard swinging door panel is comprised of top, side and bottom rails that are approximately 5" in profile width. Sun's 10" Bottom Rail provides an extra-tall alternative that is available on all of our swinging door panels. It is also part of residential ADA solution when paired with our low profile ADA Sill.

 

Bottom Rail Exterior Bottom Rail Interior
Exterior Colors
Clad Exterior Color Options

SunClad™ Exterior Colors

Sun's High Durability Powder Coat Finish is available in 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes as well as in Custom Match Colors. You also have the option of using various color combinations to create a unique visual accent.

11 Standard Colors
Sun Windows "SunClad" products are now available in 11 standard colors. Our standard colors cover the most popular choices, are readily available and are all available at the standard price.
Colors: White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Dark Bronze, Gray, Black, Sepia Brown, Red, Green.

Feature Colors and Metallic Finishes
Sun also offers 25 Feature colors, 15 Metallic finishes and 6 Anodic finishes. These special feature colors expand your options and offer greater possibilities for design accents. An additional fee, based on the color selected, is charged for these finishes. Color cards available upon request.

Custom Match Colors
Virtually, any color you want is available through our color matching feature. Give us a color sample to match or even an RAL* number and we will produce your windows in your own custom color. Additional fee applies.

Multi-Color Combinations
In addition to having your choice of almost any exterior you can think of, you can now choose to create custom, multi-colored combinations. As an example you may select to have the product sash in one color, the grilles in another and the frame (and or) brick mold trim in yet another color. By combining different colors with different options you can create unique exterior accents to give your home that extra-special touch.

Note: Due to the variations in color representation on computer monitors, the colors shown are for general reference only. For accurate color selection and matching, please obtain a color chart or sample swatch from your Sun Window Dealer or Representative.

Sun Clad Exterior Colors
Interior Wood Finishes & Options
Wood Finishes & Options

Interior Wood Finishes & Options

The wood interior of all SunClad™ products is available in the following finish options.

• No Finish
• Clear Poly Finish
• White Painted Finish (see paint code for matching)
• Custom Painted or Stained (customer to supply finish number or sample to match)

All SunClad™ products feature Clear Ponderosa Pine. Optional wood species are available by custom quote. Contact your Sun Representative or Sun Customer Service.

Sun Interior White Paint Code:

Kelley Technical Code = PN#TD12006/5G

Sherwin Williams
650268600 Extra White Base B20W01151
Formula for 1 Quart
B1  0-0-0-1
N1  0-0-1-0
Y3  0-0-1-1

Interior Wood Finishes & Options
Hardware
Hardware Options - Bi-Fold Doors

SunClad™ Bi-Fold Door Hardware Options

 

Handle Set with Single Point mono lock door bolt is included as standard with all 6-8 & 6-11 height operating doors. Multi-Point is standard on 8-0 heights. Available in four standard finishes.

Bi-Fold Hinge & Glide System is standard on all hinged doors

 

Hardware Finishes
All SunClad doors come with the necessary operating hardware (hinges and handle-set) in your choice of standard finishes.

The following finishes are standard:
Brushed Chrome
Pewter
Antique Brass
Faux Oil-Rubbed Bronze

Optional (special order) finishes are:
Polished Brass
Black
White

 

Multi-Point Hardware
Upgrade your 6-8 & 6-11 door single point lockset to Multi-Point locking hardware for greater security and stability. Multi-Point hardware has multiple latch points that engage the door jamb over the length of the door panel.

 

Keyed Alike
When ordering multiple doors, you can have the locks keyed alike. Just specify Keyed Alike when placing the order.

Hardware Finishes

multipoint hardware

Glazing Method / Type
Glazing Method

Glazing Method

All Sun Door products are glazed with Dual Glazed Tempered insulated glass. Two pieces of Tempered glass with a 1/2" sealed airspace.

Glazing Options
Glass Types
Glass Types

Glass Types

Most building codes now require thermally efficient insulated glass in windows and doors. Therefore, high-performance Low-E glass has become an industry standard. Sun offers a range of Low-E Insulated Glass units to match maximum thermal benefits with your region.

• Sun Advantage 270 is for regions that have both heating and cooling seasons.
• Sun Advantage 366 is for regions that require mostly cooling.
• Sun Advantage 270 plus adds a 4th surface i89 Low-E to lower the U-value and improve thermal performance.
• Sun Advantage 366 plus adds a 4th surface i89 Low-E to lower the U-value and improve thermal performance.
• Clear glass is available for specific applications where energy performance codes do not apply or thermal performance is not a concern.

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Low-E 63/31 Low-E 55/27
Glass Tints
Glass Tints

Glass Tints

All insulated glass units can be tinted. Tints available are: Bronze and Gray. Tints are part of the glass, not a film. Never apply glass films to Sun insulated glass units.

Tinted Glass
Obscure Glass
Obscure Glass

Obscure Glass

All insulated glass units can include Obscure glass. Available Obscure textures are: Typical Obscure (P516) and Niagara Obscure (vertical waterfall pattern).

Obscure Glass
Grille Types
Grille Types

Grille Types

SDL
SDL or Simulated Divided Lite, is an aluminum grille bar permanently applied to the exterior glass surface and a wood grille permanently applied to the interior glass surface. A black shadow bar is sealed between the glass. This simulates old divided lite windows without sacrificing the benefits of a single insulated glass unit. Available in 5/8", 1" , 1-1/4" and 2-1/4" (simulated mull) wide profiles. Also available in a Raised (Putty Glazed) bar profile in 5/8" and 1-1/4".

SCR
Simulated Check Rail is a variation of our SDL using a wide 2-1/4" bar horizontally across a Casement or Fixed Lite window to simulate the look of a Double Hung window.

SM
Simulated Mull is another variation of our SDL using a wide 2-1/4" bar vertically. One or two of these can be placed in the center of a wide Casement or Fixed Lite to simulate the look of two windows joined together or two sashes side by side.

Wood Grille (Push-Pin style)
This removable wood grille mounts to the window interior. Grille clips with push-pin points slide in notches at the end of each grille bar to fasten the grille to the window. Removing the grille makes it easier to clean the glass. Wood grilles are available in 1" and 1-1/4" wide profiles.

Wood Grille (Surround style)
Also available is a wood surround grille that has wood frame around the perimeter of the grille. This inserts into the daylight opening of the sash and is held in place by an anchor pin.

GBG
GBG (Grilles Between Glass) are 3/4" contoured profiled aluminum grilles sealed within the insulated glass unit for no-maintenance convenience. Available in White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Black, Green and Red colors. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Bronze.

SDL

SDL

Wood Grille

Wood Grille

GBG
GBG
 
Grille Colors
Grille Color Options

Grille Colors

SDL Colors
All SDL options and variations are available using any of our SunClad™ Exterior Color options for the exterior grille bar. The interior wood grille can be finished using any of our interior finish options. The shadow bar is black.

Wood Grille Finish Options
Wood Grilles are available with any of our Interior Wood Finish Options: No Finish, Clear Poly, White Painted, or Custom Painted or Stained.

GBG Colors
Available in White, Vanilla, Beige, Sand, Bronze, Black, Green and Red colors. They are also available in two color combinations (one color facing the interior the other facing the exterior) of White/Sand and White/Bronze.

Sun Clad Exterior Colors
Grille Patterns
Grille Patterns

Grille Patterns

Sun's Grille systems (see grille types) are available in a various standard Grille Patterns or in custom designed patterns. View our Grille Pattern charts to see illustrations of our standard patterns. If you have a custom pattern, please submit a drawing to us and we will provide you a quote for your project. Please note that not all patterns are available in all grille types and sizes. Manufacturing limitations apply.

Grille Patterns

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Common Panel Layouts (outswing)
Sun Clad Bi-Fold Door Panel Layouts

SunClad Bi-Fold Door - Common Panel Layouts (outswing)

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OPENING CONFIGURATION HARDWARE
2L 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x right carrier set
1 x hinge set
2 x dropbolt
2R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x left carrier set
1 x hinge set
2 x dropbolt
2L1R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x right carrier set
1 x hinge set
2 x dropbolt
1L2R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x left carrier set
1 x hinge set
2 x dropbolt
3L 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x half offset hinge set
2 x dropbolt
3R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x half offset hinge set
2 x dropbolt
3L1R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
1L3R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
2L2R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x right carrier set
1 x left carrier set
2 x hinge set
4 x dropbolt
4L 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x right carrier set
2 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
4R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
2 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
3L2R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
1 x hinge set
1 half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
2L3R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x right carrier set
1 x hinge set
1 half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
4L1R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x right carrier set
2 half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
1L4R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
1 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
2 half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
5L 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x hinge set
1 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
5R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x hinge set
1 x half offset hinge set
4 x dropbolt
3L3R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
2 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
4L3R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x right carrier set
3 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
3L4R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
3 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
5L2R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
2 x hinge set
1 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
2L5R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
2 x interm. carrier set
1 x right carrier set
2 x hinge set
1 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
7L 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
3 x interm. carrier set
2 x hinge set
1 x half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
7R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
3 x interm. carrier set
2 x hinge set
1 x half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
5L3R 2 x pivot set
2 x wall pivot set
3 x interm. carrier set
1 x hinge set
2 half offset hinge set
6 x dropbolt
8R 1 x pivot set
1 x wall pivot set
3 x interm. carrier set
1 x left carrier set
2 x hinge set
2 x half offset hinge set
8 x dropbolt
 

 

Download PDF of Common Panel Layouts

 

 
Powder Coat Finish
Powder Coat

High Durability Powder Coat Finish

Sun uses high durability powder coating as the exterior finish of our SunClad products. It is tougher than conventional painted finishes. The powder is electrostatically applied to aluminum extrusions that have been washed and prepared in a multi-stage pre-treatment process. The applied powder is baked on to the extrusion which is ready for production shortly after leaving the oven. Our standard finish meets AAMA 2604 requirements and allows us to provide a 20 year warranty against peeling, flaking, blistering, cracking, checking and loss of adhesion and a 10 year warranty against chalking and color change. An optional AAMA 2605 finish is also available and offers a 30/15 year warranty respectively. Sun offers 11 Standard Colors, 26 Feature Colors, 15 Metallic Finishes and 6 Anodic Finishes. Additionally, virtually any color you want is available through Custom Color Matching. Sun's Powder Coating is also very environmentally friendly, with no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.

Powder Coat
Understanding and Controlling Condensation

Understanding and Controlling Condensation

This article describes the basic causes of condensation and provides some tips to help control its occurrence.

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Certifications & more
Certifications & more

Certifications & more

Sun Windows participates in various certification and testing programs to validate our product designs, components, and manufacturing processes. These certifications help establish how well-qualified our products are for our customers' applications. Additionally, Sun is active in other programs and efforts that help enhance environmental stewardship and the promotion of environmentally friendly products.

• Energy Star
• NFRC
• WDMA Hallmark
• Green Window Initiative
• LEED Points
Instructions

Instructions

Download these PDF formatted sheets for detailed instructions.

• Centor Architectural E3 Bi-Fold Brochure
• Installation Instructions - Bi-Fold Doors

• Reglazing Instructions

Sun Windows and Doors