Hurricanes, Forest Fires & Bears, Oh My! Nanawall launches bear-proof folding glass wall
The resilient building movement has tackled natural threats such as hurricanes, forest fires, tornados and other disasters. Until now, the threat of bears has been largely overlooked.
The conflicting desires of custom homebuilders and homeowners to bring the outdoors in, yet keep the bears out, can now be resolved with the NanaWall Aluminum Framed Folding Glass Wall BEARricade. It opens wide to aesthetically erase indoor/outdoor boundaries, yet also fends off the most persistent and resourceful bears. After all, there’s nothing like a house in the woods, until it’s discovered by bears.
The NanaWall BEARricade provides all the attributes of a NanaWall opening glass wall—indoor/outdoor lifestyle, fresh air ventilation, and open views—now with bear-resistant strength added to its list of unmatched performance attributes. This system is specifically designed for security and strength while providing large glass openings, up to 38-feet wide, and unequalled weather protection.
“With their immense weight and large stature, bears learn to enter homes by pushing open French doors, windows, and even breaking the glass on typical sliding glass doors," said NanaWall Systems CEO Ebrahim Nana. "The NanaWall BEARricade offers a unique design that provides unparalleled strength and durability to keep bears and other wildlife out.”
The NanaWall BEARricade is equipped with features including:
- NanaWall BEARricade Post: Reinforced structural posts and impact-rated, laminated glass provide unparalleled strength that resists a bear’s ability to collapse the glass panels.
- NanaWall BEARlock System: Secure multi-point tamper-resistant locks engage with the turn of a handle and shoots the concealed lockbolts into the head track and floor track for a secure multipoint connection. The bottom shoot bolts have a one-inch throw for maximum security.
- Reliable, Durable, Smooth Operating: NanaWall Floor Supported Technology provides long-term, easy operation by carrying the main weight of the panels on the floor track. Dual stainless steel elevated running carriages within the reinforced structural posts are impervious to track debris.
- Superior Humidity Control and Energy Efficiency: The wide polyamide seal and panel design provides superior humidity control, improved acoustics, and exceptional energy efficiency for cold environments.
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