I’m remodeling by adding to my family room and building an adjacent covered patio. The passage way from the family room to the patio is 18′-6″ wide by 8′ high. I want to use a Nana type system but my architect says I shouldn’t use the hanging type which Nana and all the others out there are that I could find on the internet. He says he’s had trouble with it binding up when opening or closing.
So, are there any similar systems where the weight of the panels is on the floor? Seems to me the hanging type would bind less but what do I know? I figured the center of gravity is below the support (hanging hardware). I like the folding type because when it’s all folded to one side, the profile is small. I get more open-ness to the outside.
The alternative is a sliding type system where the panels would stack parallel to one side. I here there are systems like this out there but I can’t find them. Can anyone recommend anything? I think I could live with this type if the panels were wood-framed glass. I could still see through the stacked glass.