Patio Doors for Hurricane-Prone Areas

Large patio doors are a great way to blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces for commercial spaces and high-end homes alike. But architects, builders and designers in hurricane-prone areas are often limited on what “could" be accomplished when it comes to impact-rated bi-fold patio doors. For instance, a door system in Florida on the exterior facing side of any structure must comply and meet the stringent standards set by Florida Product Approvals. Furthermore, additional testing requirements must be met for any door system placed in the HVHZ zones of Miami and Broward County. 

American Made. European Inspired.

Because these standards are so demanding, most national window and door companies only “dip their toes” in the Florida market and have set a low bar of what can be achieved when it comes to door panel maximum heights and widths. On the other hand, Euro-Wall is a fenestration company built in Florida, for the Florida market. This has allowed us to intimately understand the challenges faced in hurricane-prone areas and meet those challenges head-on.  

Larger, Stronger Openings

The Florida division of Euro-Wall is specifically tasked with providing large opening solutions in storm-prone areas. Our impact-rated Bi-Fold Doors can be built to a maximum height of 144” and a maximum width of 52”— taller and wider than any other competitor in the nation, all the while meeting Florida Product Approval and High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) testing protocols. What’s more, Euro-Wall’s Bi Folding Doors use the highest-grade aluminum offered with the best AAMA 2605 finish. 

What Does This Mean for You?

Larger panel heights and widths mean greater flexibility when it comes to large opening designs. This flexibility provides the optimal setting for blurring the lines between interior and exterior spaces creating a true open floor plan for any project. 

To learn more about our Bi-Fold Patio Doors check out our product brochure or our product page. And for any inquiries about this system or any other system contact us anytime.