Glass door entrances are often chosen for their aesthetic appeal. But the natural light that comes through glass doors is an important part of a productive environment, as scientific studies have reported. According to the University of Oregon, workers exposure to natural light is connected to how much sick time they take (Elzeyadi, 2011).
It is safe to say a glass entrance system that permits natural daylight to permeate through indoor spaces, not only addresses aesthetics, but also contributes to health and performance.
Per the Glass Association of North America (GANA), there are four basic styles of glass doors, each with its own advantages, configurations and hardware. Typical entrance systems feature rails, corner patch fittings, and cover plates in a variety of material finishes, to provide clean, free-flowing lines to compliment any space. Floating header solutions are also available to eliminate the need for floor closers when it may be inconvenient (existing buildings); rather, overhead closers may be utilized in these scenarios.
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Elzeyadi, I.M. (2011). Daylighting-Bias and Biophilia: Quantifying the Impact of Daylighting on Occupants Health. USGBC.