What is a Dutch door?
Sometimes called stable doors, half doors, and double-hung doors, a dutch door is an exterior entry door that is cut in half, and the top section is hinged to open separately from the bottom. A popular rural look, these doors allow the top half to be opened for ventilation while keeping the bottom half closed to keep in children and pets.
Dutch doors offer a unique rustic look that can bring a ting of nostalgia to your kitchen door, patio door, or other exterior door design.
What is the purpose of a Dutch door?
Dutch doors allow their top section to open independently of the bottom. In essence this allows the door to function as a window, for ventilation and cooling, while keeping the lower portion closed to children and animals.
Likewise, in modern design inclusion of half doors in a design offers the opportunity to connect interior and exterior spaces while maintaining a delineation and element of protection for the inside.
Modern Dutch Doors
SingCore’s slab style construction opens the way for a modern style dutch door. The hallmark of modern style is clean lines and clear shapes. Further, our wood grain panels offer warmth of real wood in either wood stave or veneer.
Blow your friends away with a steel or aluminum skinned dutch door for that high tech finish.
If you can dream it, then we are able to make your dutch door dreams a reality. Other skin options include, paint grade plywood, veneer ready (apply your own styles and rails), HPL, plastics, ceramic ready, stone ready, and more.
Are Dutch doors energy efficient?
Although dutch doors do offer one extra seam, with proper weather stripping they can be just as efficient as other doors.
Additionally, SingCore dutch doors come with our patented foam “honeycomb” core which provides extra protection from sound and the elements. Need high efficiency doors? Ask about our high density urethane foam option for double the thermal protection of our regular professional grade panels.
Can I cut a SingCore door in half?
Our SingCore panels may be cut in half using typical wood working tools. You will encounter foam, wood, and possibly a small amount of aluminum depending on the style of panel. In order to finish the expose edges, you would need to route out the core from inside the skin, and glue in new strips of wood to seal the end.
However, at sing core every panel we make is custom to order. We are more than happy to build dutch door panels directly to your size and specifications. Don’t bother cutting your door in half, when you can have the right panel ready made delivered to your shop or job site.
How much is a Dutch door?
SingCore panels are sold by size, and so a dutch door will be close to if not exactly the same price as a regular door of the same size. For pricing and a free consultation on your next project, request an estimate today.