I did a blog post last year about our Nanawall. I wrote that post because I see so many people finding my blog after searching for info on Nanawalls. The funny thing is that at I see at least 5 unique searches every day for Nanawall coming into my blog. So, I thought it might be good to add some info.
First, I get lots of searches for “cheap Nanawall”. Now, I don’t know if there is any such thing as a cheap Nanawall, but it’s not nearly as expensive as people may think. And, I think that there are ways to configure the Nanawall for maximum effect at the lowest cost. (As I said in my last blog post about this, they are sort of like diamond rings. If you stay right under a carrot, the ring will be infinitely less expensive).
Because so many people search for Nanawall costs, I’ll go ahead and say what ours cost. Our window-wall cost $16K WITH installation. That is a four panel wall that is 12 feet wide and almost 12 feet tall (I think 11’8″). We originally had it designed to be wider, but the local distributor worked with our architect to “optimize” the configuration to get the price down. We also installed a fixed glass window directly adjacent to the Nanawall. This gives the allusion that we have a lot bigger Nanawall, but for a lot less money. We compared the Nanawall to a few other products, but none of them offered the great folding function at the same cost. We probably could have saved even more money buy decreasing the height a little bit and losing one of the panels (and 3 1/2 feet of width) and just installed another fixed glass panel on the other side. Also, we opted to NOT have a “man door” (which is basically a standalone door adjacent to the panels or integrated into the panels). I’m really glad we didn’t do that. Besides the cost, I think it would have been unnecessary.
If you are looking for other window-wall systems, we have Arapahoe Acres neighbors who have awesome sliding panel systems. We would have considered those, but we didn’t have anywhere to actually slide the panels out of the way. But, if you do, that is always an option. Then, they can be completely invisible.
Now, if you’re one of those people that is always searching for Nanawall and landing on my blog, feel free to shoot me an email. I’m happy to answer any questions at all for you. We’ve love our Nanawall and it is engineered so nicely. And, our local distributor and installer (LTS) was really great to work. Also, I just noticed that someone searched on “R Value of a Nanawall”. Here is the link to the energy efficiency ratings. The ratings are different depending on the frame type.
I also saw an incoming search for “How to properly open a Nanawall”. I don’t know how to explain it, but there are two handles. One to drag it open or closed. And, the second handle is a lever. You just rotate it to either lock or unlock. My four year old knows how to open it. It takes two hands to close it, so I have to help him with that. Easy, easy.
P.S. If anyone from Nanawall lands on my blog, I’m more than happy to accept any gifts or compensation for gushing about your product. In fact, I’d like to replace or plain-Jane traditional sliding window (on the east side of my house by my dining room) with a small Nanawall. Wink Wink.
***Seriously, I have not received any compensation for promoting the Nanawall product. My architect, Chris Craver, had worked on a few other jobs where they were installed and recommended it to us.