Crystal Improved Terrace Door Rises to New Heights

Crystal Window’s Series 1450/1460 Aluminum Swing Terrace Door has been structurally and thermally enhanced and offers new hardware (hydraulic closer shown below), glazing, and a laboratory water-tested ADA low sill option.

-Features Include ADA Compliant Sill, Enhanced Structural Performance, New Hardware –

QUEENS, NY, August 30, 2022 –National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems is pleased to announce its significantly improved Aluminum Series 1450 Out-Swing andSeries 1460 In-Swing Terrace Doors are now available.  This best-selling architectural product line has been reengineered and redesigned for elevated structural and thermal performance, with new features, options, and enhanced ADA compliance.

Crystal’s Series 1450/1460 Terrace Dooris constructed with heavy-duty 0.093” wall thickness extrusion and a redesigned strong multi-chamber 3-¼” jamb frame, making it well-suited for high-rise and wind-prone installations. Superior thermal performance of the Series 1450/1460 door is achieved with polyamide strut thermal break and heavy-duty gasketing to achieve U-values as low as 0.32. This thermal performance far surpassesNew York City’s latest energy code specifications, one of the most stringent state or municipal energy codes in the country. The Series 1450/1460 door offers glazing of either 1” or 1-¼” dual- or triple-pane tempered insulated glass units, with low-E coatings and gas-filling options for further energy efficiency and sound attenuation.

Crystal upgraded all the hardware selections for the Series 1450/1460to give the terrace door a sleeker look with even easier operation. The multi-point locking door features a new no-backplate door handle option which matches handles on Crystal’s high-end casement window products for continuity of appearance, and a separate cylinder keylock can be placed above or below this door handle.  Slim heavy-duty barrel hinges provide years of perfectly aligned operation.

A powerful adjustable hydraulic closer from leading German hardware manufacturer G-U (Gretsch-Unitas) features a concealed mounting plate and slide arm assembly designed for outswing door operation, which allows effortless operation of the door while maintaining the door’s sleek look on the interior.  A bottom stile 10” kick plate is also available for the ADA-compliant Series 1450D door.

The aluminum frame of Crystal’s Series 1450/1460Aluminum Swing Terrace Door is finished in durable environmentally sustainable powder coat paint, to either AAMA 2604 or 2605 performance standards. Architects and property owners can choose from a broad palette of standard and stock colors, two-tone (different interior and exterior) frame colors, and any custom color desired.

Left: The Crystal Series 1450/1460Swing Terrace Door 3-¼” jamb frame features polyamide strut thermal break, 0.093” wall thickness extrusion, and heavy-duty weatherstripping.  Right: The new contemporary no-backplate handle comes with a separate keylock option.