Frameless glass doors and windows connect the outdoors to indoor seamlessly. Hurricane resistant glass and seismic resistant windows are required in many costal states. Seismic headers (see figure 4) enable one to safely transport pre-installed glass windows on a mobile structure. One of the best frameless hurricane resistant glass available is made by Vitrosca Windows. Vitrosca windows are more expensive than standard framed windows.
Sliding windows are located next to the patio and faces south to bring in fresh air. The fixed glass window panels face north to help deflect cold winds entering the unit from the north.
Frameless design seamlessly connects the interior and exterior space.
North façade: 4 fixed glass panel: 9ft width x 8ft height glass opening.
South Façade: 4 operable sliding glass doors. 52ft width x 8ft height glass opening.
How to install a frameless window:
· Provide fitting of 1 ½” wood blocking to steel substrates (metal studs).
- Folding doors by Hafele – HAWA Aperto 60/H
- Sheathing with Insulation Board by Barricade Thermo Brace
- Frameless windows by Vitrocsa