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Ply Gem

Design Architectural Series

New Construction — Aluminum-Clad Vinyl

Ply Gem

Design Architectural Series

New Construction — Aluminum-Clad Vinyl

Featuring fully extruded aluminum cladding to both the interior and exterior, the Design Architectural door is perfectly suited for today’s modern style homes.

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Design Architectural Series

Features & Benefits

  • Fully extruded aluminum cladding, inside and out.
  • Multi-chamber vinyl frame reduces thermal exchange and increases insulation value.
  • No visible screws.
  • Contemporary design.
  • Dual tandem wheels provide smooth operation.
  • Available in double or triple glazing.
  • In glass blinds available in some standard sizes.
  • Colour matched screen to the exterior.
  • Steel reinforcement for strength and rigidity.
  • Energy Star Certified

Double Glazing is available in all sizes of Design Architectural Series Patio Doors while Triple Glazing is available in most sizes. Choose from a variety of energy efficient ECO Glass options to suit your needs:

ECO GAIN 180 High Solar Gain Glass

When the weather turns frigid, Eco Gain 180 is the perfect cold remedy! Eco Gain 180 provides excellent insulating capability by blocking heat loss to the outside and reflecting heat back into the room. It is the ideal glass for passive solar applications as it allows the winter sun’s heat to pass into the home and provide “free heat.” It also blocks 76% of the sun’s harmful UV rays.

ECO SHIELD 270 Solar Control Glass

When it comes to solar control, the sun does not stand a chance against Eco Shield 270. It is the perfect glass for fighting the heat. Eco Shield 270 reduces solar heat gain by 50% or more compared to ordinary glass in the summer and keeps homes cozy by blocking heat loss in the winter. It blocks 86% of the sun’s UV rays yet lets light stream in due to its exceptional clarity without a heavy bronze or smokecolored tint to spoil the image.

ECO MAX SHIELD 366 Ultimate Performance Glass

Eco Max Shield 366 has been specially formulated to reject the summer sun’s heat without affecting the view. It lets more light in and keeps more heat out so homes stay cool and comfortable – with no room-darkening tints and virtually no exterior reflectance. The ultimate in solar control and clarity! Eco Max Shield 366 provides the highest levels of year-round comfort and energy savings, making it the perfect glass no matter where you live. It sports an unprecedented three layers of silver which reduce solar gain, reflect furnace heat back into the room and let light stream in.

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Grille Patterns

  • Craftsman

  • Ladder

  • Prairie

  • Colonial

In-Glass Grille Styles

  • 5/16" Flat

  • 5/8" Flat

  • 1" Flat

Exterior Grille Styles

  • 2" Simulated Divided Mullion

  • 1" Simulated Divided Lite

Contemporary hardware

  • Brushed Chrome

  • Black

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