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Exporting Eco-friendly Building Materials Made in the USA

The lightweight and high-strength attributes of SingCore are spanning the globe as designers, architects, and project managers continue to specify their projects have, “SingCore Inside.”

SingCore is the secret ingredient in building projects – especially those of large size and components with long spans – where certain challenges become apparent in translating the creator’s vision to real life.

Many problems associated with large, oversized projects or elements become apparent when attempting to bring an original design to life, mostly concerned with weight and strength.

Until now, very strong building materials were heavy in weight. This extra weight creates problems for the structure in terms of stress and strain over time. Lightweight building materials may be substituted for the stronger heavy ones, but compromises are made which may compromise the strength and integrity of the project.

This is the quandary facing development teams and precisely the point where SingCore provides the solution to the problems facing developers of large projects.

Crane hoisting pivot door to Manhattan penthouse

Such as issues in the tallest of buildings, not only in New York (where most of our product is shipped to nationally) but across the ocean, like in this, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok, Thailand.

Crane hoisting large pivot doors, posts and beams

Fortunately, due to the extreme lightweight of SingCore building products, such as panels, posts and beams, entire containers of building materials could be sent from the factory located in Washington State in the USA to the job site in Bangkok at a fraction of the shipping cost of other materials.

Lightweight building materials easy to transport, less risk of danger or injury

The lightweight characteristics of SingCore also enables the materials to be quickly and easily lifted by crane without risk or danger of heavier materials while being able to be indisputably and safely manhandled by staff and laborers, rather than utilizing heavy equipment to maneuver the materials throughout the job site.

Lightweight large pivot doors easily carried by hand on job site without heavy equipment

37 ft. Tall Pivot Doors

If you’re designing a conference center with 40 ft. ceilings and need a row of 37 ft. tall pivot doors to act as room dividers, you are going to be faced with the issues concerning strength vs. weight. In order to keep the 37 ft. tall doors from warping, your design team is faced with the challenge.

If you dared to think, “What if I could have it all?” If it were possible, you would like to have insulation for its sound deadening qualities and climate control. Then you could just hang insulated baffles, but you would compromise the function of have pivot doors and they could easily fail as they have no strength.

Problem solvers would suggest that aluminum or steel could solve the problem, but the weight of a 37 ft. tall pivot doors would be very, dangerous to install and very expensive for the 37 ft. tall pivot doors, as well as the heavy duty pivot door hardware, which would probably cost many times the price of the large metal door itself.

This is the common paradox facing the designers dealing with the weight vs. strength issue, especially in large doors.

This is where SingCore shines as it rescues the plight of engineers and contractors fervently attempting to bring the designer’s vision come to life. SingCore is the only Eco-friendly, insulated lightweight, high-strength building material that outperforms other lightweight building materials so much, that it is the only material that can be used to build a large non-warping door of any size in any application.

Insulated Strength and Rigidity

SingCore is the provider of highly advanced high precision panels, posts and beams for high-end applications and clients all over the world. These patented building materials are unique in that they are lightweight, stronger than steel, and insulated for R value and sound deadening STC levels.

Man standing on 13 foot span, 1 inch thick panel with little or no deflection

The precision of SingCore as a building material is +/- .006 inch, which makes it a standard for high precision clientele such as NASA and the United States military. The strength is unmatched by any other affordable lightweight material (660+ PSI), making SingCore stronger than steel pound for pound, enabling this material to cover long spans with little supporting structure and deflection, achieving a new standard for less deflection under loads and warp resistance.

2 men standing on 20 ft 1 inch galvanized steel panel

Warp-free Doors

It is now not only possible, but proven, that you can build a warp-free door of any available flat building material – even as problematic a building material as natural wood grain – and have the resulting door be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

No other door can compare to the insulated lightweight strength of doors with Eco-friendly premium SingCore inside.

How Lightweight?

The weight of SingCore is easily one-third the weight (50% to 87%) of solid wood.


Case Study Comparison:

Traditional Pivot Door
Sing Core* Pivot Door
Height: 25 ft
Height: 25 ft

1100 lbs

 

198 lbs

 

In most cases, a large pivot door is very heavy in weight, this requires additional shipping, handling and may require additional heavy equipment to handle the large pivot door on site as well as requiring heavy duty pivot door hardware which based on weight can be many times more expensive than the large pivot door itself.

When your large wood plank pivot doors have SingCore inside, they can weigh-in at 3 lbs. per sq. ft. Your 10×10 pivot door could weigh 300 lbs.

* SingCore pivot doors may vary considerably due to individual weight of architecturally specified materials

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Solid Wood Stave Door Blanks

Applications -> Building Components -> Doors -> Solid Wood Blank Doors
solid wood stave sliding door wood planks composite honeycomb panels

Click on picture to see our wood skin gallery!

Our panels make doors!

Patented Sing Core solid wood stave door blanks feature the newest technology in the door industry for composite doors yielding the only eco-friendly, lightweight, fully insulated, high-strength doors with wood blanks of any size (up to 40 ft.) that can be guaranteed true flat and to stay flat for 50 years.

Large door versus regular-size door challenge (i.e., over 4 feet wide and over 8 feet in length):

Large doors are heavy, dimensionally unstable, require more strength due to the heavy weight, and are a challenge to manufacture, ship and install.  High-end jobs require precision and true flatness to please the customer.  A homeowner’s architect, general contractor and mill worker must solve the problem of warping doors.  The solution to the challenge is to use patented professional true flat Sing panels to make your doors.

Sing Core wood stave door planks are the only solid wood doors that will not warp, bend, twist or cup following installation.  This means no more continuous service calls for maintenance of big doors that cannot possibly stay straight due to the limitations of solid wood – or any other door core – that is subject to failure.  Sing panels have a patented honeycomb/torsion box interior which gives lightweight yet unsurpassed strength (pound-per-pound stronger than steel) and stability to any door, and allows Sing Core to provide a 50-year guarantee

Interior Doors:

Sing panels make amazing designer doors in any style.  With Sing panels, fragile doors such as French doors are made lightweight yet strong, not warping or breaking hinges, which will last for many decades.

Exterior Doors:

Sing panels make sturdy exterior doors in any style.  With Sing panels, exterior doors are lightweight and strong, even when oversized.  Our professional doors are guaranteed to stay true flat and not warp or twist for 50 years

When is a door not a door? When it fails to function as a door.

The problem is that all door core materials are either not high precision, too heavy or will move when exposed to moisture, humidity or change in temperature resulting in door failure.

Heavy solid metal or steel will not warp, bend or twist, but is not high precision due to welding (sing core tolerance is + or –  .006 inch!) and is often impractical due to the overweight issues causing excess strain on both the hardware and structure, causing continued maintenance issues.  The solution is our patented lightweight yet strong Sing core technology.

Finishing a door blank:

There are two types of finish for door blanks:  paint grade and wood grain.  Paint grade includes such finishes as metal, Masonite, marine plywood, etc.  Wood grain finish includes such finish as solid wood stave and thin veneer.

Why Use Solid Wood Instead of Veneer?

solid wood composite door planks any size thickness true flatNever settle for substandard veneer doors again. Door engineers prefer to use inexpensive veneer as opposed to real solid wood facings because veneer is thought to be less likely to warp, bend or twist.  But thanks to the super-strength of patented Sing Core technology, you can use solid wood stave and wood blanks with confidence knowing that your door can be guaranteed true flat and will stay flat.

How can a solid wood-faced door stay true flat? As every woodworker knows, when using a solid wood surface, the grain will move according to moisture or temperature change causing the door to fail. When using our patented Sing Core as a substrate you can safely use solid wood because the solid torsion box/honeycomb patented material is continually keeping the wood grain straight and true.  Whereas wood stave has more wood fiber giving it more of a chance to warp than thin veneer due to the unbalance of the both side of the door moisture contents, patented Sing technology solves this problem by combining stiffing skin on both side of our patented Sing core.  This Sing panel technology eliminates the troublesome movement of the door blank — warping is no longer a concern when wood stave is combined with patented Sing core.

In addition, solid wood is easy to work with, install (no need to hot press), repair and remodel.  That’s why professionals trust Sing Core’s years of expertise in helping to design the only wood stave doors (that look just like solid wood doors) that can stay straight and true for many decades while respectfully honoring the beauty and elegance of solid wood, which far outlasts easily-damaged veneers, yet can be sanded and repaired if necessary.

Celebrate your real wood!

solid wood stave door planks lightweight honeycomb guaranteed 50 yearsOur Eco-friendly lightweight, high strength alternative is the best   solution for combating the issues associated with weight and size,   especially large doors.  Only our patented Sing torsion box/foam   composite core combined with our years of experience provides   guaranteed solutions for oversize doors.

That’s why this technology is found everywhere, from beneath the sea   (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in-between.

Sing panels may be finished in almost any wood species, like   mahogany, redwood, teak wood, cherry wood, walnut wood, cedar   wood, Ipe wood, sapele wood, poplar wood, ebony wood, ash wood,   oak or any other hardwood or exotic wood types available.

This same wood blank composite technology is also a common solution for high-end projects like engineered hardwood flooring, shiplap, wood furniture, wood shelves, decking, shed doors or any other application demanding high precision and exemplary performance over time.

How is wood stave/veneer added to Sing panels?

Wood stave is added directly to the metal or wood skin our patented Sing cores.  Wood veneer is added to an 1/8-inch mdf attached to the metal skin.  Call us for a free consultation on the best option for your project.

How to BuyMetal Composite Sing Core panels are true straight, light and strong.

To order Sing Large Door panels see our pricing page  and submit an order form either by email,  info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

Easy Ordering

All we need to know is the length, width, thickness and what you desire on the exterior, and your custom specialty panels are made to order. Getting a quote for your specialty product, is easy, thanks to our simple online order system.

Bulk Discounts

If you’re looking for a bargain price, remember, the more you order, the less expensive your total order will be per piece. Quantity and wholesale inquiries are encouraged. Feel free to contact us for more information. Click here for Closeout specials.

Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

Fast delivery: Any thickness and almost any length, less than 5 ft wide, can be made with in 48 hours if it is rush order.

SINGCORE Large Doors are easy to order. You may choose from our stock panels or order custom sized panels. Our price is based on the length, width, thickness, and quantity. Submit a Work Order by fax or email, and we will give you a quote within one business day. If you have a tight budget, give us a call, we might have an alternative solution tailored to your needs.

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Aloha Non-warping Hawaiian Large Doors

Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii, where Professional Sing non-warping doors are making an impact.

3 views of best pivot door lightweight high strength non warp insulated pivot doors

Hawaiian door manufacturer sought out Sing Core in search of a non-warping exterior door solution for rigorous climate variances especially large oversized sliding doors and pivot doors.

During the free consultation, the manufacturer explains that large doors are known for warping top to bottom, but people don’t talk much about warping side-to-side, which makes it a constant struggle for latching and sealing the door. These are the constant issues that face the makers of large exterior doors.

Large oversize non warping wood pivot door insulated modern pivot doorsThe specifications for the door included a natural Sapele wood stave exterior which complicates the door project even more because the innate natural wood grain will have a tendency to warp, bend and twist according to changes in temperature and humidity.

Door manufacturers find it hard to believe that inventor Peter Sing would be willing to, “put his neck out on the line for 50 years.” It is this 50 year non-warp and structure guarantee that intrigues manufacturers of larger doors, especially if the door specs include exposed solid wood.

The undeniable fact is, patented Professional Sing Core is the only way to build a lightweight, high strength non-warp door. And Sing Doors are guaranteed not to warp – top-to-bottom or side-to-side – for 50 years including full structure guaranteed also.

We are the best door substrate for doors, not just in the continental USA, where we are best-known but also in Alaska and Hawaii, when it comes to the most prestigious big doors.

Here’s an example of a 98” x 84” x 3” Professional Sing Door with custom lite cutouts for a modern pivot door presentation and 1/8” Sapele wood stave exterior, weighing in at only 250 lbs.

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Millwork, Woodworking, Veneer & Hardwood Blog

Welcome to the Millwork, Woodworking, Veneer & Hardwood Industry Blog

Keep up-to-date on all the latest Veneer Industry news, and share information with other veneer industry professionals.

Submit your news, stories or information for inclusion in our bloc by sending an email to info@singcore.com

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July 1, 2014

Sing Core surplus veneer sale.

Sing Core has a warehouse full of high-quality wood veneers in a variety of wood species. Call: 360-495-3577 for prices.

Sawmills and Wood Production in Canada Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated

The industry was challenged by slowly recovering demand from downstream industries over the past five years; going forward, the industry will benefit from more vigorous growth. For these reasons, industry research firm, IBISWorld, has updated a report on the Sawmills and Wood Production industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The … (continue reading)

Source: PRweb.com, July 1, 2014.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11985396.htm

Engineered Wood Lauded As Superior Building Material

Cross-laminated timber is being recognized again, this time by Clay Risen in the March 2014 issue of Popular Science. His article claims that wood is the “most advanced building material.” Commonly known as CLT, cross-laminated timber uses the same cross-grain construction concept that gives plywood its great versatility.

While conventional wood-frame construction is expected to continue as preferred for building residences, CLT’s qualities outstrip those of conventional wood. CLT is stronger, and can be used in high-rise buildings. CLT was used in a recently-completed 10-story apartment building in Australia, and has been approved for use in a 34-story tower to be built in Sweden. It is also safer in a fire than steel, and more eco-friendly than steel or concrete.

Source: Timberbiz.com, May 8, 2014.

http://www.timberbiz.com.au/dtn/details.asp?ID=2403