Let Us Worry About ADA Compliance – All You Need to do is Design
Architects, designers and contractors love our glass sliding doors. Why? All of our products meet or exceed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, meaning all you have to focus on is the design.
We blend design and technology to innovatively organize spaces and make it easier for users to circulate. Our frameless sliding doors address every area of ADA compliance, from a clear path of travel to accessible operating hardware. Our glass sliding door systems offer your team the best of both worlds: beauty and function.
Our Products Meet or Exceed ADA Standards
People with reduced mobility need to be able to adapt and enhance spaces so that they can move around freely, but this shouldn’t come at the price of comfort or design. Our glass sliding door systems offer a number of features valued by users with reduced mobility.
- Unlike hinged doors, sliding doors do not require any extra space for the door to open, which is a huge advantage in terms of ADA accessibility.
- Our frameless glass doors offer doorways with no lower track. In addition to the aesthetic value and clean design, the lack of obstacles in the clear opening doorway is a fundamental advantage.
- The user is not required to move more than 1% of the actual weight of the door. Regardless of the number of panels being deployedin motion, one simple motion touch is enough to easily open or close them without making any noise at all. Extendo and Lite Glass are excellent examples with ball bearing systems that allow for smooth, effortless movement. The high quality ball bearings in all our systems greatly reduce the forces needed to operate.
- In addition, we offer a self-closing optionfeature, which aids in making the doors ADA accessible. The Our Unikself model, for example, silently closes on its own, without the need for an electrical connection.
- All of our glass sliding doors offer an “open door” position, in which doors can be left all the way remain open thanks to the brake retainer system included in the upper trackrail.
- Some of our systems allow users to synchronously or telescopically open two to four panels, creating a clear opening measuring up to 16 feett wide. The width of the doorway depends solely on the user’s needs iand wants in terms of design and convenience. For example, SLID sliding doors create clearance without sacrificingminimalist design.
- Klein’s glass sliding doors accept all types of ADA accessible hardware, including full-height ladder pulls. See our glass sliding doors in action: Rolmatic/SLID at the AKO Hotel in Barcelona, Spain, Extendo at Gensler’s Newport Beach office and Rollglass at the San Diego Wildlife Refuge. Our goal is to always make the best product possible. We ensure this by exceeding all safety testing regulations and we design products with all types of users in mind. Our systems are tested up to 100.000 cycles as required by European standard EN1527, ensuring that they work as beautifully as they look. Our constant innovation combines technology, comfort and design to create brighter spaces that are open and accessible to everyone, in every application in which they’re used. Visit our Architectural Support Center to learn more about how we can assist you with your design.