Features – What our sliding doors can do for you
What features should your dream sliding door have? Find out more.
MAKING SAVING ENERGY EASY
In winter, the cold stays outside. In summer, the heat. Sliding doors from Schüco are thermally insulated to passive house standard and therefore create an internal climate that is pleasant at all times. For a clear conscience when heating your home. For low air conditioning costs at high outside temperatures. In short: for responsible use of energy.
Saving energy does not just mean contributing towards climate protection; it is also about saving money. In the face of soaring energy costs, this is in the interest of every client.
Sliding and folding sliding doors must meet high requirements in terms of thermal insulation – especially if large constructions are required. This creates a high level of comfort in your home by maintaining a constant, agreeable room climate; it also saves valuable energy and prevents high costs. And this is not only on cold days, but also in summer. Then, the heat stays outside and the cost of air conditioning can therefore be considerably reduced.
Optimum comfort and enormous potential for saving energy – a perfect match.
SIMPLY SHUT OUT DANGERS
Sliding doors from Schüco fulfil almost every requirement in terms of functionality, comfort and design – and simultaneously meet high security requirements.
One substantial advantage is the high material stability of the aluminium profiles, which contributes to increased burglar resistance. Depending on the sliding door system fittings used, a burglar resistance classification of up to resistance class 2 (RC2) is possible.
A suitable security system is also available for electrically operated sliding units: Schüco e-Slide features reliable anti-finger trap protection which is based on intelligent software. This ensures that the leaf immediately reverses if it encounters an obstacle such as a person or an object. Any such obstacle can even be recognised via an optional infrared sensor as soon as it comes within a specified distance of the system.
MONITORING OF OPENING AND CLOSING
And just in case you would like to make doubly sure: on request, Schüco offers integrated monitoring of opening and closing with a confirmation function for electronic locking controls when leaving the home.
In addition, this monitoring system also has an interface which can be integrated into the building automation and can also be combined with alarm systems. In this way, you can customise increased security for your home and family.
FULLY AUTOMATIC WITH SCHÜCO
SCHÜCO E-SLIDE – SIMPLE OPERATION AT THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON
The more smoothly lift-and-slide doors operate, the easier they are to use and the faster they become a way of life. To this end, we have developed e-slide technology. Using this technology, leaf weights of up to 250 kg or units measuring 3 x 3 metres can be lifted fully automatically, very quietly and quickly. Children, the elderly and the disabled in particular will appreciate this. The concealed e-slide automatic function is operated using a keypad on the leaf, a wall-mounted switch or centrally, if it is integrated in the building management system. Does that sound complicated? It is so easy that operating mistakes hardly ever occur.
Schüco e-slide is fully automatic for sliding and lift-and-slide installations. Thanks to intelligent software, the e-slide actuator has integrated anti-finger trap protection.
ENERGY THROUGH AUTOMATION
The automatically-controlled building envelope is a topic with a great future. Numerous functions such as ventilation, regulating room climate, shading, security and generating energy must be combined to optimise energy consumption. This is achieved with automatic opening and closing systems for sliding systems that control natural ventilation cycles, as well as daylight and sunlight-dependent shading systems, which ideally are coupled with internal lighting, heating and climate control.
Centrally controlled windows and doors can be used, on the one hand, to generate energy and, on the other hand, to ventilate the building at night via controlled opening of windows. It is a stated aim of Schüco that all active elements in a building envelope be networked electronically and controlled automatically. This allows for the full energy efficiency potential of the building envelope to be exploited. The radio-controlled Schüco Wireless Control System allows for automation without the need for cabling, making it suitable for building modernisation. Using communication modules such as iPad, iPhone, Blackberry etc. as a means of control opens up new possibilities for solar shading, anti-glare protection, light control and climate regulation.
INDIVIDUAL FOR YOUR HOME
Visible individuality at first sight. Schüco offers you the opportunity to combine the form, function, colour and technology of your sliding doors as desired – and then combine them harmoniously with your windows. In this way, each building has an unmistakeable character: its own.
DIVERSE OPENING OPTIONS
Schüco sliding door systems offer perfect functionality and the diverse opening options open up special design possibilities:
- Sliding doors
- Lift-and-slide doors
- Tilt/slide units
- Folding sliding doors
Thanks to the wide choice of colours and profiles, the transparent sliding constructions can be perfectly tailored to the architecture of the house or conservatory both inside and out. This creates a harmonious overall appearance and visually striking accents.
SLIDING DOORS – GENEROUS OPENINGS
A door is required that can simply be pushed to one side when necessary and creates generous openings of up to two-thirds of the unit width. Schüco sliding doors operate almost silently in corrosion-free stainless steel tracks.
All sliding units run in a single plane, with no unsightly vent protruding into the room. The scope of installation ideas is considerably greater thanks to sliding doors from Schüco. It is possible to combine up to six glazed frames depending on requirements.
Sliding units are also an ideal solution for dividing spaces indoors while retaining flexibility and transparency. The variety of colours is so great that you are guaranteed to find the right colour for the setting.
LIFT-AND-SLIDE DOORS – PERFECTLY WEATHERTIGHT
It is surprising how easy a lift-and-slide door made from aluminium profiles is to move. When closed, the door is perfectly weathertight, providing excellent thermal insulation and noise reduction, while its burglar-resistant properties ensure your personal security. Lift-and-slide doors must be opened to one side or from the middle. Up to 3 tracks allow large opening widths and therefore flexibility for large glass constructions, e.g. in a conservatory.
TILT/SLIDE UNITS – WITH TILT OPTION
The ideal combination of sliding door and turn/tilt window is practical and simple to operate. For ventilation purposes, the vent of the tilt/slide window doors alone can be tilted or the entire area can be opened up very easily. Tilt/slide vents are stylishly flush-fitted in the frame units on the outside and face-fitted on the inside, thereby providing optimum weathertightness.
FOLDING SLIDING DOORS – TRULY AMAZING SPACE SAVERS
Complete glass walls can be opened almost fully with folding sliding doors from Schüco. The individual units are simply folded into a small space and pushed to the side – quick and compact. There are two options available depending on the area of use:
Highly thermally insulated folding sliding doors for external use
The door leaf stack for this thermally insulated door can be folded inwards or outwards very easily and moved to the right and/or left. The door leaves roll almost silently on roller carriers. They are securely guided at the top and at the bottom. This creates the ideal connection between the interior and exterior.
Non-insulated folding sliding doors for use indoors
The non-insulated folding sliding door is the ideal choice in areas in which no additional thermal insulation is required. The door system can be opened fully to extend living spaces and offices.
UNLIMITED CHOICE OF COLOURS
When it comes to sliding systems for doors and windows, there are no limits to the choice of colours.
The profile surfaces can be designed in different colours inside and outside to satisfy individual requirements. Your Schüco partner will be happy to give you personal advice in this regard.