4700-Series French Patio Doors

FEATURES

Distinctive-looking French doors are versatile, functional, and beautiful. Not only are they a stylish addition to your home – they also open the indoors up to the outdoors, and provide a gateway through which to carry larger items, such as furniture.

Choose from a wide variety of colours, EuroWood styles, handle types, and couple these with extended energy saving features such as LoE-coated glass, to customize one of the best window series the world has to offer.

OUTSWING

Swing-only doors feature multi-point locking hardware for security, and heavy hinges for continuous smooth operation in high traffic areas.

The easy-to-operate handle moves the multi-point locking hardware into place, compressing the double compression gaskets for a tight seal and better security.

On windy days the sashes are pushed against the frame, compressing the seals further and creating an even tighter seal. This makes outswing doors the highest performing French door option.

INSWING

Inswing French doors feature the same multi-point locking hardware and compression gaskets as their outswing counterparts, but open to the inside where there isn’t enough room to swing the door open to the outside.

TILT &TURN

4700-series French doors can be made to have one side, the “active” side, to tilt & turn.

One easy-to-operate handle moves the multi-point locking hardware into place for either the locked, tilt, or turn position.

With the handle in the “turn” position, the sash turns inwards at the side like a regular hinged door.

With the handle in the “tilt” position, the sash tilts inwards at the top, providing draft-free, secure ventilation.

This type of door is a good option for lower-traffic areas such as bedroom suites with access to a balcony or deck, where the possibility of a large opening is still desired.

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PROFILE

4700-components-vinyl-peelback4700-series doors are made from REHAU’s innovative vinyl-fibreglass material RAU-FIPRO®.

This combination of uPVC and fibreglass provides the benefit of both materials:
Like vinyl, its surface is smooth and pore-free, preventing the growth of mould and mildew. It can be extruded in a multi-chamber design with the corners fusion-welded to guarantee a permanent and leak-free connection.
Its hybrid core provides the high stability, torsion stiffness, and static properties of fibreglass. What’s more, it is low maintenance, easy to clean, and has a low thermal expansion ratio.

uPVC polymers exhibit outstanding light and weather resistance as well as colour durability. After 10,000 hours of exposure in the Weather-Ometer, no change in colour is discernible, the notch impact strength is scarcely altered, and there is no visible change in surface gloss.

High-impact resistant uPVC is essential during transportation and installation when window frames are subjected to bending and exposure to low external temperatures in winter. Under these conditions, cracking is much less likely with uPVC than with regular PVC.

Since uPVC contains no plasticizers or lead it is 100% recyclable, and – most importantly – it won’t make your family sick.

Frame and sash corners are fusion-welded for strength and to prevent air and water infiltration, as can happen with windows that are connected mechanically (e.g. fibreglass or aluminum windows).

4700-components-6-chamberThe 4700-series features a 6-chamber system with thick outer walls. Each chamber acts as a thermal break, providing insulation and high thermal performance.

Thicker walls give the doors more strength overall, and specifically in the corners, where more material means a better, stronger weld.

The smooth exterior makes the windows easy to clean with water and a mild soap.

Extruded profiles are available in white only.

SILL

4700-series French patio doors are available with two sill options:

STANDARD SILL

This sill option continues the regular frame profile at the sill of the door, and features the same double compression gasket as the sides and top.

Together with the multi-point locking hardware, this results in a tight seal even at the sill.

It allows for higher floor build-up, and is the most cost-effective option.

BARRIER FREE SILL

While mostly used on main entry doors, the barrier free sill is available on patio doors where wheelchair accessibility is needed. This sill features one compression gasket.

Because tilt & turn doors require locking points on the sill, they are best combined with a standard sill, rather than a barrier free sill.

REINFORCEMENT

While the fibreglass in the 4700-series provides strength and rigidity, ThermoPlus doors are additionally reinforced with roll-formed galvanized steel that is fastened to the profile.

SEALS

4700-components-sealGENEO® profiles contain large chambers that provide thermal breaks, whose insulation performance can be maximized by the use of optional thermal foam modules.(Foam inserts cannot be used in chambers where steel reinforcement is needed)

HARDWARE

4700-components-locking-pointsThe 4700-series ThermoPlus features multi-point locking hardware by ROTO FRANK that seals out harsh weather and makes it virtually impossible for intruders to break into your home through the frame.ROTO FRANK was the first to bring tilt & turn hardware to market, and continues to be an innovator in window and door hardware technology to this day. The RotoSill Nano coating offers the highest available surface protection. Through galvanizing, chromating, and additional sealing the hardware becomes extremely scratch and corrosion resistant. Even if the surface is scratched, the coating “heals” itself, continuing to provide protection against corrosion.All locking points are simultaneously operated simply by the turn of a single handle, which makes the door easy to operate even for people with limited mobility. Turning the handle to the downward, “locked” position engages the hardware, causing the sash to be pulled tightly into the frame. The number of locking points increases as door size increases, meaning that even large doors seal tight all around. This not only results in better thermal performance, but also higher security.

LOCKS

STANDARD HANDLE-OPERATED LOCK (NO CYLINDER)

Just like the 4700-series windows, the patio doors are locked from the inside by turning the handles to engage the multi-point locking hardware.

The exterior has a static pull handle on the active side, which can be used to move the sash, but cannot operate the hardware, meaning that the sash will still swing freely, as there is no latch. This also means that the door can only be locked and unlocked from the interior.

This application works best for doors leading out to balconies, where it is not necessary to fully close the door when outside, or access the house through this door.

HALF CYLINDER

Adding a half-cylinder to a door means that a thumbturn is added to the interior, and a handle to the exterior. This allows the door to be closed (not locked) from the exterior. While turning the handle to the closed position will engage the multi-point locking hardware, the door will be operable from the interior and/or exterior until locked by the thumbturn on the interior.

This application works well for deck doors, where one may want to fully close the door when spending an extended amount of time outside, but where access to the house is not required.

FULL KEYLOCK

A keylock adds a thumbturn to the interior, and a handle and keylock to the exterior. This allows the door to be fully closed from the exterior with the handle, as well as locked by using the key.

This application is ideal where access from the exterior is desirable, such as in a mudroom.

GLAZING

4700-components-glazing_beadEvery 4700-series door comes standard with a 24mm deep dual-pane tempered insulated glass (IG) unit with a LoE (low emissivity) soft coating, argon gas fill, and warm edge spacer. Each pane of glass is at least 4mm thick.

A 44mm triple pane IG unit, as well as many other glass options, is also available.

Tempering the glass strengthens it and makes it safer in case of accident, as it shatters into small, dull pieces rather than sharp glass shards.

The LoE soft coating improves energy efficiency by reflecting radiant heat from the sun back out in the summer, keeping the interior of the house cool, and reflecting radiant heat from heating back inside in the winter, resulting in less heating being needed.

In addition, the LoE coating also reduces UV transmittance, which helps save your furniture from fading.

Because argon gas is heavier than air, it is a better insulator. Using argon gas between the glass panes results in less heat transfer, which means less moisture and ice buildup on the glass.

4700-components-spacerThe spacer that is used in the IG unit also plays a very important role in how it performs. Metal spacers not only transfer much more heat, they also are more likely to fail, allowing the argon gas to escape, moisture to enter, and mold to grow.

This is the reason why all EuroLine windows have a Super Spacer – a warm edge technology spacer that significantly improves glass performance. After a 5-year high-humidity test it was found that 99% of the argon was retained.

Since EuroLine does not use glazing tape and dry glazes all units, glass replacement is fast and easy if it ever becomes necessary. The glazing stops that are located on the interior (this is also for security, so the glass cannot be removed from the exterior) are taken out, the old glass unit is removed (this does not require any cutting and/or cleaning of glazing tape or silicone), the new unit inserted and the glazing stops replaced.

Air Infiltration

Windows are rated with respect to the rate of air infiltration per unit length of the window opening against winds at 40 km/h (25 mi/h).

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(78 3/4″ x 78 3/4″)
Tilt & Turn
(27 9/16″ x 63″)
Air Tightness Fixed A3

A1: Lowest
A3: Highest
Test to CSA-A440 test sizes

 

Water Resistance

Windows are rated with respect to the rate of water sprayed against the window surface at different pressure levels.

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(78 3/4″ x 78 3/4″)
Tilt & Turn
(27 9/16″ x 63″)
Water Tightness B7 B7

B1: Lowest
B7: Highest
Test to CSA-A440 test sizes

 

Wind Load

The window is subjected to several levels of pressure applied inwards and outwards. To satisfy a given level of performance, the window must simultaneously fulfill both performance criteria.

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(78 3/4″ x 78 3/4″)
Tilt & Turn
(27 9/16″ x 63″)
Wind Load Resistance C5 C5

C1: Lowest
C5: Highest
Test to CSA-A440 test sizes

 

Forced Entry

The window frame is measured against forced entry.

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(78 3/4″ x 78 3/4″)
Tilt & Turn
(27 9/16″ x 63″)
Forced Entry F2 F2

F1: Lowest
F2: Highest
Test to CSA-A440 test sizes

 

Glass type can affect the performance level against forced entry. Safety glass is recommended where security is a concern.

EuroLine offers a variety of handle types to suit your specific window and door style. Please note that colors are approximations only. Colors available, but not shown, are: Black in the 100-series ROTO; White in the 200-series Verona.

Window & Patio Door 100-Series ROTO Handles (not available on outswing French doors)

T&T White PVC

101-White PVC

T & T Champagne

102 – Champagne

T & T Titanium

104 – Titanium

T & T Bronze

105 – Bronze

T & T Grey Brown PVC

106 – Grey Brown PVC

T & T Matte Brass

107 – Matte Brass

T & T Silver

108 – Silver

Window & Patio Door 200-Series Verona Handles

201

201 – Polished Chrome

202

202 – Brushed Chrome

203

203 – Polished Brass

204

204 – Matt Black

205

205 – Satin Nickel

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