What is a Moving Wall System?

A moving wall system? What is that? Despite the unfamiliarity, you have probably seen a moving wall system before, you just don’t know it by name.
September 5, 2022

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In your search for exterior doors, many terms are probably familiar to you, like sliding doors and French doors. But then you happen upon one you haven’t heard of yet - a moving wall system? What is that? Despite the unfamiliarity, you have probably seen a moving wall system before, you just don’t know it by name.

So What is a “Moving Wall System” Anyway?

A moving wall system is a set of doors that, either by folding or sliding, make up an entire wall and "move" to open up an indoor space to an outdoor one. They are typically made up of glass panels, which is why they also go by the name of “glass wall systems”. Despite being made up of glass, moving wall systems are incredibly energy efficient and durable. 

Their frames come in a variety of materials, such as vinyl, wood, wood clad, and aluminum. There is also a wide selection of sizes, but you also have the option to order a custom size if needed.

Moving wall systems are wonderful for letting in as much natural light as possible and creating a seamless flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces. In fact, you may even save on electricity usage. Since they brighten your space so much, you’ll be less inclined to turn on a light.

If you have a smaller home, you can also use a moving wall system to make your home look and feel bigger. They have a very minimal, contemporary style, so if you’re looking to upgrade your home with that style in mind, a moving wall system may be a good fit for you.

Types of Moving Wall Systems

Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold doors are wall systems that fold in order to open and close - kind of like an accordion. There is usually one standard door on the end that lets you enter and exit as normal, and then the rest of the panels can fold and slide along a track if you’d like to open up the space more. This makes them very versatile and easy to use, while still making your home look spacious and bright.

Multi Slide Doors

Multi slide doors are kind of like sliding glass doors, except rather than just two doors, they have multiple panels (three or more) that you can slide open to the outdoors. They also offer much better quality, durability, and style than your traditional sliding glass door.

Lift and Slide Doors

Another upgrade to run-of-the-mill sliding glass doors, lift and slide doors feature large panels that glide open easily. Because each panel is larger with little to no decorative grills and frames, lift and slide doors create the most seamless, unobstructed views of the outdoors. The hardware is barely visible and the operation is so smooth, that these doors are ideal for those looking for the most minimal wall system style.

Where to Get Moving Wall Systems for Your Home

Moving wall systems are not always readily available at big box hardware stores, so you’ll definitely want to visit a specialized store where the quality is better and the staff on hand are experts at providing detailed information and installing them properly.

If you are in the Seattle and Tacoma area of Washington, the best place for you to look for a moving wall system for your home is at Puget Sound Window & Door. We exclusively offer an amazing selection of moving wall systems from Milgard®, Marvin®, and LaCantina®. Stop by our showroom in Puyallup anytime between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday, or reach out to us for a quote today.


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