The Vari-Slide Gets Curvy
Pictured above, This Palm Desert private golf club is encompassed by thousands of acres of protected land within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. The club restaurant recently underwent a complete renovation, more than doubling the previous occupancy. A certified dealer, Crescent Glass Inc., installed three radius doors in a custom painted finish, specifically designed to offer unobstructed views of the golf course and desert floor below. Our low profile Slim-Trac™ allowed the dining space to flow seamlessly out onto the deck, bringing the outdoors in.
"Building a radius door requires very precise engineering," says Mario Hernandez, President of Monumental Windows & Doors. "Many manufacturers don't offer curved aluminum door products due to the complicated nature of the work." For those unfamiliar with the manufacturing process of curved systems; each component of the aluminum assembly is "stretch formed" to a precise radius. Then because the glass is dual pane, both pieces of glass in each panel (plus the spacer) are also bent to a different radius. All of these components are combined into a smooth operating system, but the challenges don't end there. A curved Vari-Slide™ installation requires experience and expertise to fit the assembly onsite. Field technicians must fine tune the assembly, and are required to work within the tight tolerances of multiple radii in an expansive opening.
The end result is definitely one-of-a-kind!