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Welcome to CommercialGlassDoors.org. We created this website to help you with information on terminology, choosing and installing commercial glass doors. Some of these doors can be sliding doors, made of stainless steel or aluminium. The price of these vary with the size, quantity and glazing.

When you purchase a sliding glass door, you have options of building your own, purchasing pre-built doors, or buy used doors, which we don’t recommend, as the likelyhood of the size of the door fitting your rough opening is relatively small.

Please refer to our article about buying a Commercial Glass Door for more detailed information on what parameters you will need to take into consideration when choosing your doors.

First, let’s start with the basics:

 

6 Terms You Should Know Before Buying Commercial Glass Doors

 

What Is A Transom?

A trasom is the lite, or glass, that is over the top of the door. If you have side lites then the transom can span over each side lite, one side lite or just over the door.

The dimensions for a transom is variable in width, and are usually up to 48″ in height – although you can have your transom custom made as well in extreme situations.

 

What Is A Side Lite?

A side lite is the lite, or glass, that is on one or each side of the door.

The dimensions for side lites is variable in width and up to door frame in height or up to the top of your transom.

What Is 3070 Storefront Door?

A 3070 storefront door is a standard, non custom, single storefront door.

The dimensions for this storefront door is normally roughly 40″ width x 86″ height.

The width measurements are taken from the outside to outside frame.

The height measurements are taken from the floor to the top of the frame.

 

What Is 6070 Storefront Doors?

6070 storefront doors is a standard, non custom, pair of double storefront doors.

The dimensions for this storefront door is roughly 76″ width x 86″ height.

The width measurements are taken from the outside to outside frame.

The height measurements are taken from the floor to the top of the frame.

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What Is A Midrail?

A midrail can be added to storefront doors to seperate the glass into two pieces so that the door(s) do not have just one big piece of glass.

It is also possible to have two midrails per door. This is not recommended; however, it can be done.

 

What Is A ADA Bottom Rail?

A bottom rail is the bottom most part of the door. It is the part of the door that is closest to the ground.

When referring to an ADA bottom rail this means that the bottom rail for the door that you’re ordering must be at least 10″ in height.

The reason for a ADA 10″ bottom rail is for handicap people in wheelchairs can open the door by pushing the storefront door open with their wheelchair.

If the bottom rail is lower than 10″ then the person in the wheelchair will hit the glass portion of the door while opening the door.

 

Storefront Commercial Glass Doors Styles

Storefront doors styles refer to the width of the door face. Narrow for a narrow face, Medium for a medium face, and Wide for a wide face.

We hope this clears many questions. Please choose other articles you would like to read about on commercial glass doors in the right side menu.

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