Posted by Janet B. Stroud — December 3, 2022 — Clopay Corporation, a provider of closure products for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and retail applications, recently introduced the new VertiStack Clear Door, a compact stacking sectional door with vertically stacking sections, engineered to provide a clear, open ceiling and modern design. VertiStack Clear will be available in Clopay Corporation’s Clopay, Cornell, and Cookson brands.
VertiStack Clear utilizes compact sections that stack above the opening without the need for overhead tracks. The sectional door’s components take up minimal ceiling space, making room for mechanical, electrical or plumbing fixtures located in the ceiling, while the streamlined aesthetic brings the outside atmosphere in (and vice versa). When in the closed position, the glass panels let in ample sunlight to offer warm hospitality. When in the opened position, indoor seating can be extended to the outside areas, creating a flow between interior and exterior spaces.
Enabling building footprints to expand and encompass outside spaces makes this stacking sectional door a great choice for commercial establishments looking to embrace the natural environment and extend their use of outdoor spaces, such as office buildings, restaurants, retail, educational facilities and any application with limited ceiling space.
The product’s sleek look keeps lines and angles to a minimum and cleverly hides key mechanisms. “VertiStack Clear has no hinges or exposed tracks,” said Angela Quaglio, product manager, Clopay Corporation. “The door is engineered to operate smoothly and quietly, so as not to disturb patrons while cycling. When open, the door’s sections can even be recessed into the ceiling, hiding them from view.”
Energy efficiency and customization
Clear panels allow sunlight to fill interior spaces while the door is closed. To reduce air infiltration and keep building occupants comfortable, the door features built-in gaskets between the sections and a vinyl weather seal that clips into the guide channel. VertiStack Clear has been tested to ASTM E283 standards and meets the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements for air infiltration, making the door an energy efficient choice.
Customizable to suit openings up to 14’ wide and 14’ tall, VertiStack Clear is available with glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate panels in tempered, frosted, insulated, and Low-E options in a variety of thickness from 1/8” to 5/8”. Specifiers may also choose from anodized finishes, including clear, black, bronze, and dark bronze, as well as paint finishes in chocolate, white, or bronze.
For assistance in selecting options and customizing VertiStack Clear to suit each individual project, architects and specifiers should visit Clopay’s Architect Portal.
To learn more about VertiStack Clear Door, visit Cornell.
Founded in 1964, Clopay Corporation is a major North American manufacturer and marketer of garage doors and rolling steel doors in North America. The company sells residential and commercial overhead sectional doors through a network of over 2,500 independent professional dealers under the brands Clopay, Ideal and Holmes. Rolling steel doors and grilles for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail use are sold under the Cornell and Cookson brands.