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Sing Pivot Door

The pivot door is the most challenging door in high end homes. It is very critical to keep a large pivot door warp-free. Very tall and wide pivot doors do not have the advantage of side hinges to help keep (at least one side of) the door straight. Traditionally manufactured large doors utilize wood-based core or a door frame system just like the walls in an average house. There is no way to keep the door straight, and it will not withstand the use and abuse from daily impact. A wall cannot take impact, like a door, without failing. A 2×6-framed wall will not function well as a door over time.

Patented Sing Core technology is the secret ingredient of the most high end door manufacturers throughout the USA, not because of our 50 year warp-free guarantee, but more due to Sing Core being the most high precision building material in the composite industry at +/- .006 inch. Not only does Sing Core make the door strong (at 660+ PSI, stronger than steel pound for pound) and help to keep the pivot door from warping, but the door manufacturers are able to make the door so beautiful to look at and admire.

If you’re an architect or designer designing a large pivot door for your customer, you should ask your door manufacturer what their warranty is on the door. In most cases the answer will be one year, and for large pivot doors prone to warp, they will likely be excluded from the warranty. Wouldn’t you rather do, cry over your warped pivot door, or “Sing” about 50 years of fail-free service?

Remember, Sing Core does not actually build the doors, we only supply the best door manufacturers, millworks, and custom door makers with the best base material to deliver the high end performance you want. If your pivot door company does not offer a 50-year warp-free guarantee, you should make sure your architect specifies, “Sing Core inside,” the doors you want to last for as long as your home.

If you’ve spent millions of dollars on your home, your front pivot door (the focal point of the house) should not only look beautiful, it should be enjoyed for the next 50 years worry-free, because you are not going to have to be concerned about it warping.

See this short video clip of a designer of this spec home purchased for $38.5 million dollars talking about his large pivot door with Sing Core inside.

Designer and Architects are establishing a new trend in the architectural impact of structures that garner attention at first glance by greeting visitors with a large pivot door. The larger the front pivot door, the more impressive and attention-grabbing.

Large pivot front doors create the greatest impact when a structure is seen for the first time. These oversized pivot door are big and thick, and the bigger the better. These big pivot doors are taller, wider and heftier than other traditional front door styles. Even real estate developers are installing large pivoting entry doors in high end homes for that extra hit in the curb appeal presentation.

Though some door manufacturers build and stock standard pivot doors, ready to install, the high end large pivot doors are custom manufactured for each installation by millworks, craftsmen or custom door manufacturers. Each pivot door is like an individual work of art.

Pivot Door Swing

Large extreme edge pivoting hardware for large swing wooden room dividers with man door Pivot doors are often thought of as having a center pivot point. A pivot door with a center pivot defines the maximum access as basically on-half the door width, because in the fully open position, the pivot door blocks the center of the opening due to the location of the pivot. Large pivot doors may be no problems as a 10 foot wide pivot door can still have a 5 foot access opening.

Center pivots are not your only options when considering a pivot door, as the pivots can be placed at any location. Moving the pivot point of your pivot door more to one side or the other creates a greater egress area on one side than the other. For maximum opening, an extreme edge pivot point can be used for your pivot door, so that it operates very similarly to a swing hinge door. Example: 10×12 extreme edge double pivot doors in the Center for Architecture & Design, Seattle, Washington are each twelve feet wide, five inches thick and open for a full 23 feet of access (also feature a man door for easy access when in the closed position).

Tall Pivot Doors

21 ft tall edge pivot doorA large pivot door can span from floor to ceiling of any structure as well as being very wide and thick.

Pivot Sliding Door

Another growth segment in pivoting doors is a method that combines the best of two types of door hardware to develop a pivot sliding door using multiple floor to ceiling pivoting door panels alternatively hinged and retrofitted in sliding door hardware to produce large accordion door wall systems. These pivot sliding door wall units create complete separation between any two rooms, functioning as folding stacking doors, yet when fully opened reveal one large space.

Pivot Door Materials

Pivot doors can be made of any flat building material including materials that would be impossible to make a hinge door due to the weight. The design of the pivoting hardware can accommodate a pivoting entry door that is many, many times heavier than any hinge door.

Large pivot door can be manufactured using available materials such as cement, metals (aluminum, cold rolled steel, copper, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, stainless steel, steel diamond plate, etc…), natural or exotic woods (alder, bird’s eye maple, cedar, cypress, mahogany, olive, redwood, walnut, willow, etc… ), stone (granite, limestone, marble, sandstone, slate, etc…), just to name a few.

Heavy Pivot Doors

Though large pivot doors can span from floor to ceiling and the pivot door hardware can handle heavy weights, the challenge to overcome is the obvious one: The large size and heavy weight can create problems over time causing the need for routine ongoing maintenance dealing with issues that compromise either the pivot door or the structure itself.

Heavy pivot doors can cause undue stress on both the hardware and the structure, requiring maintenance on the pivot hardware, frame and possibly the structure under regular heavy use.

Light Pivot Doors

Pivot door room dividers insulated wood lightweight high strength
One way to optimize large pivot doors for weight is to use a strong lightweight substructure that will not compromise the structure of the door. SingCore large pivot door substrate is perfectly designed for large pivot doors sporting additional features besides creating a solid composite door that weighs a fraction of an otherwise solid door.

Modern pivot doors with patented SingCore inside are strong (660 PSI, stronger than steel pound for pound) and the torsion box structure grids are packed with rigid insulation (for added R-value and sound deadening capabilities).

Using SingCore inside your pivot door can transform any heavy pivot door into a lightweight pivot door.

Large Pivot Doors Warp

Warping large pivot doors are one of the chief problems associate with large pivot doors – or any large doors, for that matter – especially if the large pivot entry doors are made using natural woods, which are elegant when installed but tend to move according to variances in heat, moisture and other environmental conditions.

There’s really no way around the natural characteristics of wood grain to bend, warp, cup or twist – that is – until now…

Guaranteed Warp-free Large Pivot Doors

Only large modern pivot doors with professional SingCore inside can be guaranteed to remain structurally sound and warp-free for 50 years.

That’s 50 years of high precision, high performance, low maintenance enjoyment of your breathtaking very large pivot door, guaranteed.

 

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Wood Door Gallery

 

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Wooden Door

Sing wooden doors make the best wooden doors in the United States and around the world. No other Eco-friendly lightweight wooden door core is stronger. Weighing in at a fraction of the weight of solid wood door core, patented Sing Core is stronger than steel pound for pound (660 PSI). This is the only way to make a large oversized wooden door that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Each professional Sing wooden door can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years, including a full structure warranty. This is why Sing Core wood doors are making such a huge impact on the door industry across the USA and abroad.

 

Any type or style of wood door can be made with Sing Core inside, such as exterior wooden doors, wooden barn doors, interior wood doors, wooden sliding patio doors, wood sliding room dividers, wooden French doors, wood stile and rail doors, just to name a few.

Patented Eco-friendly wooden doors with Sing Core inside are proudly made in the USA, using sustainable manufacturing methods using less energy, with responsible use of recycled and renewable resources, including natural wood fiber, producing little or no waste or loss of energy, leaving a negligible carbon footprint.

There is just no other way to make 20 ft. tall wooden doors that will not warp. Wood is a very difficult resource to use for anything over 7 ft. tall because of its tendency to move, especially in exterior wood doors. For instance a wood door that faces the elements on one side and the structure’s interior on the other is going to warp. That’s why no door company guarantees warp resistance of a wooden door for more than one year, that is, unless it has patented Sing Core inside.

So, how can you get wood doors with Sing Core inside? It’s easy, just go to your favorite architect, door manufacturer, mill work, or custom door company, and tell them what size door you want and be sure to ask for, “Sing Core inside.” We cannot sell or ship Sing Core doors directly to consumers or do it yourselfers, as we are the manufacturer supplying Sing Core door core only to door manufacturers and builders of custom doors.

 

Choose any available type of wood for your wooden doors with Sing Core inside, such as,

Black Oak Doors

Cedar Doors

Mahogany Wooden Doors

Oak Wooden Doors

Sapele Wooden Doors

Teak Doors

Large oversized wooden doors are the greatest hurdle facing architects and designers, because though there is little more impressive than a huge wooden door to catch your attention, so the bigger the better, but then there’s the issue with warping, which is a constant struggle for the owner to secure regular maintenance of such a beautiful wood door, likely at least seasonally.

Thanks to having Sing Core inside, you will never have to worry about warping wood doors again. While they are built to last for centuries, each professionally guaranteed Sing wooden door can be non-warping and include a full structure warranty for 50 years. No other Eco-friendly, lightweight, high strength wood door can have such a guarantee in the world.

And what if you’re looking to build a large door out of a material other than a natural wood grain? No problem, your doors could be made out of any available flat building material, such as aluminum doors, cement, concrete, fiberglass (FRP), glass, HPL, Kevlar, LVL, MDF, steel (cold rolled steel, steel diamond plate, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, etc.) as well as the only unbreakable mirror doors, just to name a few.

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Metal Doors

When it comes to metal doors, there is one supportive resource behind the scenes that you might not even know is there, if you are the proud owner of some of the best metal doors in the industry.


It’s very important that doors be operable, especially in the arenas of pocket doors, bypass sliding doors or double sliding doors, and if your metal doors are large in size, or in use as steel security doors, then other challenges must be taken into consideration in the architectural design and specification of your metal doors.

Metal doors hot rolled steel doors in a row

Hot rolled steel doors in a row

Architectural specifications requiring Eco-friendly, lightweight and high strength metal doors must be spec’d with, “Sing Core inside” to achieve these specifications. There are other benefits of having Sing Core inside your metal doors, such as being pre-packed wall-to-wall with sound-deadening and climate-controlling insulation, and so much more.

Metal Automatic Sliding Door

If you’re dealing with a metal automatic sliding door, you can have virtually hassle-free installation and very little maintenance over time if your sliding metal doors are lightweight, high strength and warp-free. When automatic sliding metal doors start to fail, bend or warp, it causes undue stress on both the automatic sliding door hardware as well as the structure that houses the hardware. This can cause expensive maintenance issues over time. Unless your metal doors have Sing Core inside.

Large metal automatic sliding doors with Sing Core inside

 

Warp-free Metal Doors

Only metal doors with Sing Core inside can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years. This means your metal doors can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years, including the full structure warranty of the door. Plus, the lightweight and high strength characteristics of the door, means less maintenance necessary over time, truly a breakthrough in architectural metal door design specs.

Installing glass in large copper door with Sing Core inside

Installing glass in large copper door with Sing Core inside

Any Type of Metal Doors

We, at Sing Core, specialize in creating metal doors that weigh a fraction of the weight of other metal doors, as well as providing all the extra benefits of having Sing Core inside. Some of our most popular types of metal doors include aluminum sliding doors and steel sliding doors, but we also provide the top metal door manufacturers with the best metal doors of different metals, which could include any available flat metal door skins. We also make brass doors, bronze doors, and copper doors, built to architectural specifications.

Aluminum Doors

In our support of architects and the custom metal door artisans, door manufacturers, millworks and metal works companies who dare to deliver only the best aluminum doors available. Sing aluminum doors are made to the highest degree of accuracy and precision. Many types, styles, and weights of aluminum are available, including anodized aluminum sliding doors, which are visually compelling when specified by the architect or custom aluminum door manufacturer.

Metal doors large insulated fiery red anodized aluminum doors stronger than steel pound for pound

Large insulated fiery red anodized aluminum doors stronger than steel pound for pound

 

Metal doors large hot rolled steel sliding door being finished

Large hot rolled steel sliding door being finished

Steel Doors

Next up, our most popular metal doors are made with a variety of steels, to get that extra special, high-tech and ultra exclusive visual impact that can only be enjoyed if you have your cold rolled steel doors, diamond plate steel doors, galvanized steel doors, hot rolled steel doors, or stainless steel doors manufactured to architectural specifications with Sing Core inside.

Cold Rolled Steel Doors

Metal doors cold rolled steel sliding doors

Cold rolled steel sliding doors

Hot Rolled Steel Doors

Metal doors large hot rolled steel sliding door

Large hot rolled steel sliding door

Galvanized Steel Doors

Lightweight one-inch galvanized steel door panel strength demonstration

Lightweight one-inch galvanized steel door panel strength demonstration

Diamond Plate Steel Doors

Metal doors modern diamond plate steel door lightweight stronger than steel

Modern diamond plate steel door lightweight stronger than steel

Stainless Steel Doors

Metal doors multiple steel panels can be joined on site to create large stainless steel doors

Multiple steel panels can be joined on site to create large stainless steel doors

Metal Exterior Doors

Metal exterior doors can pose additional challenges, especially if they are large metal doors that have one side 100% exposed to the elements. That’s just asking for trouble due to warp, but not for your Sing metal exterior doors, because they can be made not to warp. You also have the quandary of having one extreme environment on one side of the door and the other side facing the structure’s interior which also contributes to door warping. Now there is a solution to large metal exterior doors, and the solution is having Sing Core inside.

Metal doors with closed edges

Metal doors with closed edges

Metal Kitchen Door

metal doors insulated for cold storage

Insulated cold storage

Besides exterior applications, interior metal sliding door applications include application specific metal doors, such as metal kitchen doors, and cold storage metal doors. Whatever your application whether it is interior or exterior, Sing Core can help your favorite metal door company to build the best metal doors to your specifications and expectations.

Serving the Top Metal Door Manufacturers in the World

Sing Core provides professional Sing Core metal door core to the top four metal door manufacturers in the world (with billions of dollars in annual metal doors) enabling them to create a high precision, high performance custom metal door that can be Eco-friendly, made in the USA, lightweight and high strength metal door, that can be guaranteed not to fail for 50 years.

See also: Metal Sliding Door Gallery

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Custom Pivot Doors

Even though you find the best custom pivot doors with Sing Core inside in the best million dollar homes in the world doesn’t mean you have to be a billionaire to have such prestigious custom doors in your home.

All custom doors considered, custom front doors present the greatest challenge for the manufacturers, especially if they are custom wood doors. Specifying custom wood doors sounds easy; just spec the size of the wooden door, the type of wood you or your client wants to see and the type of door operation, such as a “pivoting;” although, it’s not quite that easy.

For instance, on a 16 ft tall pivot front door made of teak in a high end luxury home many factors come into play. In the first place wooden pivot doors over 7 ft tall are going to warp. This is the primary concern of the pivot door manufacturers, followed by matching the door with the appropriate pivot hinge and other pivot door hardware. Then there is the installation. The size and the weight of the door can cause a great deal of concern in handling, transportation, and installation of the custom pivot door.

Pivot Front Door

A pivot front door leaves a lasting first impression when someone first encounters the structure. To focus on this unique design element opportunity architects and designers are opting for pivot entry door which are large in size and feature an elegant wood grain. The nature of the pivot front door poses challenges because pivot entry doors traditionally face two varying climates, one on the inside of the structure and the other the exterior which may be exposed to the elements and various weather conditions. This is the perfect recipe for a warping pivot door.

Unlike hinge doors, which have hinges along the side of the door to help keep at least one side of the door from warping much, the pivot hinge is anchored only at one point at the top and the other on the bottom of the custom pivot door. That’s it. Unlike hinged doors, you cannot add an additional pivot hinge to help keep the door straight.

Warp-free Pivot Front Door

The advantage of seeking out a proficient custom pivot door manufacturer, is relying on their years of experience in working with specialty custom front doors over their service life. They know what will work, and what will cause problems over the life of a custom pivot door’s service record. They are aware of the challenges faced in dealing with large custom wood doors, and know there is only one way to build wooden pivot doors that will not warp, and that’s with patented Sing Core inside.

50 Year Warp-free Guarantee

Most custom pivot doors are exempt from warranty, or may carry the customary one-year warranty because (and the client is always informed of this before the contract is signed) it is likely that the custom pivot door will warp. Warped pivot doors will create problems for the doors operation, adding pressure to the pivot door hardware and will likely prevent the custom pivot door from securing correctly. While a warp-free custom pivot door will always seal and operate superbly. And unlike any other custom pivot door made today, only custom pivot doors with Sing Core inside are guaranteed not to warp, bend twist, or otherwise fail (including full structure warranty) for 50 years.

Save On Expensive Pivot Door Hardware

Another huge advantage of building your custom pivot door with Sing Core inside is that the resulting large pivot door will weigh in at a fraction of other large custom pivot doors with solid pivot door substrates. The key, here, is the use of a patented vertical grain torsion box/recycled rigid foam insulation composite resulting in the high performance solid core that is high strength (660+ PSI) which is stronger than steel pound-for-pound, yet adds very little weight to the door. Lighter weight custom pivot doors means you save thousands of dollars on pivot door hardware because the hardware is based on the weight of the door.

No more paying many times the price of your custom pivot door on just the pivot door hardware to operate the pivot door safely and securely over time.

That leaves more for your budget to spend on the expensive pivot door hardware that you can see, like the handle on this 16 ft tall teak pivot door which cost many thousands of dollars.

You’re in Good Hands with Sing Core

When you trust the warp-free experts at Sing Core with the inside of your custom pivot doors, you know they will support your core values with their best efforts to deliver only the best custom pivot doors possible to your most discerning clients with high expectations.

How Do I Get Sing Custom Pivot Doors?

Good question. While Sing Core is featured inside the most prestigious, high end doors in the world, Sing Core does not make doors. The fine details of any door with Sing Core inside are handled by the most proficient and competent craftspeople in the millworks and custom door manufacturers who add the finishing details of the making of your custom pivot door.

That’s why Sing Core doors are the best doors because it takes a team of professionals to get the job done and to do it right. We do what we do the best, the base door, and they do what they do the best, the finishing. This results in your assurance that you are only getting the best of the best in custom pivot door technology and craftsmanship.

To get your custom pivot door with Sing Core inside, contact your local custom pivot door manufacturer, pivot door company, or millwork and be sure to tell them you want, “Sing Core inside.”

Custom pivot door manufacturers, pivot door companies, or millworks can click for pricing of custom pivot doors.

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The Best Million Dollar Homes’ Best Doors

The best million dollar homes have the best doors, not unlike this $38.5 Million dollar spec home which was recently picked up by Sir Tom Hunter. Doors like these custom 16 ft. tall teak pivot doors could be in your home, and you don’t have to be a billionaire to have them.

This luxurious former James Woods $38.5 Million dollar spec home in the hills of Beverly Hills is an example of the kind of home which features Sing doors throughout. While featuring art by Picasso and Warhol, the art pieces were not included in Hilton & Hyland’s sale price.

Located at 1520 Gilcrest Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210, this a Single family located in Beverly Crest, CA, in Los Angeles county the doors are large in size and may have electronic controlled operation which makes the lightweight and high strength of SingCore the perfect match for high precision and longevity throughout the life of a project as glamorous as this one.

Designed to impress, this newly built 15,000 square-foot modernist home certainly stands out from the crowd with it’s 210-foot infinity edge pool, art gallery, 22-person home theater, wine room and outdoor entertaining pavilion. Along with that comes six bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a spectacular guest house, all the furnishings and three fully stocked bars.

You will see this home featured in the media including this article in the Wall Street Journal and featured on Houzz thanks to the experts working on the project including Bonura Building Inc. – Architects and General Contractors.

“I feel like the door kind of represents the house and you want that to be a big impact… we went with a big door.” ~ C.J. Bonura

Here’s a clip of designer C.J. Bonura taking about this large pivot entry door with Sing Core inside:

 

See full episode below.
Existing 5,000 sq. ft. Craftsman remodeled and added an additional 10,000 sq. ft. of master suite/family/theater and guest house, plus Gazebo.

1520 Gilcrest Drive, Beverly Hills from Abode Entertainment on Vimeo.

For more information, see:

http://www.1520gilcrest.com/

http://www.houzz.com/projects/1982894/gilcrest

http://la.curbed.com/2016/7/27/12287648/beverly-hills-mansion-picasso-warhol

http://www.wsj.com/articles/beverly-hills-spec-house-asks-48-million-1469464710

https://www.facebook.com/Bonura-Building-Inc-Architects-and-General-Contractors-175093799195825/

 

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Swinging Doors the Best Hinged Door

Sing Core has been assisting the best high end custom door manufacturers create the most magnificent swinging doors using the best hinged door known. Only the best, most exclusive upscale architects, designers and ultra-custom door makers know if you want the best hinged door for the highest degree of precision, performance and prestige, you want your door to have Sing Core inside.

Hinged Door Warp-free Hinged Door Guarantee

Building a door with Sing Core inside is the only way to create a door that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years, including a full 50 year structure strength warranty. While other doors may be guaranteed for 10 years, most or one or two years, if they are guaranteed at all. Doors over seven or eight feet tall are normally excluded from any warranty due to their tendency to warp the next season.

With Sing Core you can create Eco-friendly swinging hinged doors that are insulated, lightweight, high strength. No need to add extra door hardware to help keep the door straight over time (door manufacturers add extraneous hinges in an effort to keep the door straight). But warp-prone hinged doors, even if they have a full length piano hinge, still warp on the side that latches, and a door that does not operate and cannot be secured is not much of a door at all.

Airtight Hinged Door Seals

Maintaining a perfect airtight seal is of primary importance, plus the added insulation characteristics of any door with Sing Core inside increases climate control while adding sound-deadening qualities not found in other doors, especially in high end laboratories, industrial environments, commercial applications, and homes.

Superior Exterior Hinged Door Applications

Exterior hinged doors often cause problems (especially if they are over 7 ft tall) because one side of the door faces the interior of the structure while the other side of the door faces the elements.

Hinged Panel Doors

Panel doors are assembled of wood (or other material) with separate pieces oriented in cross grain patterns to help mitigate the potential door warping. While this method is somewhat effective, the resulting door does not offer much in the way of high precision, insulation, or performance, but they are pretty. The craftsmanship of a well-made stile and rail door is very elegant and the way the different pieces are joined together offers a certain intrigue when examining the door, especially if it is a wood grain door. But consider the Sing solution…

Sing Raised Panel Door

The Eco-friendly Sing raised panel door is a huge improvement over the traditional stile and rail door, in that it is extremely high-precision (+/- .06 in.) lighter in weight (a fraction of the weight of those solid wood panel doors), insulated for climate control and sound deadening, and stronger than steel pound of pound enabling professional raised panel doors with Sing Core inside to be guaranteed warp-free (will not warp, bend twist, cup or otherwise fail) for 50 years, including full structure warranty. No other door can do all that, and be so versatile.

While a Sing raised panel door can look just like a standard 6 panel door made via the old-fashioned stile-and-rail door manufacturing method, making a raised panel door with Sing Core inside is quite different.

The most important component of the Sing raised panel door is the patented Sing Core material which consists of a hybrid composite of vertical grain torsion box grid filled with rigid recycled foam insulations sandwiched between two stress skins and superiorly bonded with formaldehyde-free adhesive. This gives your door the strength and integrity you’ve always dreamed about. Install the door, and no worries about service calls due to door warp.

The Best Millworks and Custom Door Manufacturers

The best millworks and custom door manufacturers know that the only way to deliver a truly premium product to their high end clientele is to provide them with doors which they make with Sing Core inside, enabling them to guarantee their doors for 50 years, backed by Sing Core’s written guarantee. We take all the hassle and risk out of delivering the best base materials for the best companies and their best customers, bar none.

The Best Flush Doors

Sing Core provides door manufacturers with the best door blanks and flush doors to be used as the best canvases to showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of the finest custom door makers in the world.

Again, if you want to make your Sing flush door look like a panel door, like, say a 6 panel door, the door artisan simply adds the 6 panels and trim to the door’s surface. This is a common approach, especially in door replacement of historically preserved architecturally challenging maintenance and upgrades.

Sing doors are often considered the best replacement doors, especially in exterior door replacement due to the weatherproof door’s characteristics.

Your flush doors with Sing Core inside can easily be modified by adding custom molding, trim or cutting custom lite  cutouts for glass installation in any shape at any location to achieve your desired results.

“How can I get doors with Sing Core inside?”

It’s easy. All you have to do is to contact your favorite millwork or custom door manufacturer and tell them what kind of door you want, including the height, width, thickness, style and look you want (you can even bring in a picture of one that you’ve found in a book, magazine, or on the Internet. They will work in concert with Sing Core to make all your door dreams come true.

You can be among the growing many who can proudly proclaim that their doors have, “Sing Core inside.”

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Patio Doors

When you’re not just looking for any patio doors, there’s a good chance you’re looking high and low for the best patio door to suit your needs, your particular taste(s) as well as beautiful patio doors. Normal, off the shelf patio doors are not going to suit what you want in a patio door. Chances are you’re looking for the best patio doors, doors that are not your run of the mill patio doors, but unique one of a kind patio doors.

If you really want the best patio doors, you will need to enlist the skills and artistry of a local millwork or custom patio door manufacturer.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are the most prevalent and sought after styles of patio doors, which can and often do include several sliding patio doors in succession including overlapping sliding patio doors which are also called bypass sliding doors because one door slides over another door panel, which may or may not be a sliding patio door. Depending on the design, one or more patio doors may be stationary.

The best sliding patio doors featured in high end homes are made with wooden sliding doors that feature large glass window lite cutouts. It stands to reason, if you’re going to have a nice patio, you’re going to want to enjoy it both from the inside and the outside of your home. So, unless you’re primary concern is high security level patio doors made of Kevlar or featuring Lexan clear polycarbonate, you’re going to want sliding patio doors with a view (glass installed).

French Patio Doors

Those sliding patio doors with the big glass cutouts? We call them French patio doors. By definition a French door is a usually a wood door featuring a large window glass pane. Sliding French doors allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors regardless of the time of year. French doors are Eco-friendly in that they maximize the availability of the natural lighting.

 

If your French patio doors have Sing Core inside, they are lighter in weight and also insulated for climate control and also sound deadening qualities, maximizing your investment for the most Eco-friendly French patio doors.

While the sliding French patio door is intended to provide access to and from the patio area, they are also elementally and visually impressive enhancing the overall appearance of any patio access area. Sliding French patio doors are by far the most elegant patio doors, and backed with Sing Core’s 50 year warp-free and structure guarantee, are by far the most sustainable patio doors.

Wooden Sliding Doors

Since wooden sliding doors are the preferential choice of designers, architects and owners of the most expensive homes ($20 Million & up) chances are these are going to be wooden sliding doors which are featuring large lite cut outs and are likely to be very tall, which could be 16 ft. tall wooden sliding doors, or taller sliding French patio doors. Wooden sliding doors (especially if they are large wooden sliding doors) present a number of challenges for the architects, designers and millworks or custom door manufacturers who build them. The number one problem with any long span of wood is that it will warp. It’s not a matter of if the large wooden sliding door will warp, but when it will warp.

That’s why it’s so important to have Sing Core inside your large wooden sliding doors, because a warped wooden sliding door which does not open of close is not a door at all. Although, if your door has a large window glass pane lite cutout, you will still have the view, even if the door fails, your wood French patio door can be a French patio window.

The wisest most efficient designers and architects increasingly are specifying that all their large wooden sliding doors and wooden French patio doors have “Sing Core inside.”

Sliding Door Design

The design of sliding door, and sliding doors in particular, can be complex and may require a true team approach to the sliding door design. The architect can specify the sliding doors, and the designer (who may also be the architect or the owner) knows what they want. The concerted efforts of the custom patio door builder or manufacturer, the millworks, (as well as Sing Core, if specified) and the install team, must work in tandem to solve all the pending challenges that may arise from the sliding door design.

Extra care must be taken in the selection of the sliding patio door hardware, ensuring that it is rated for exterior use, and also matched to the weight of the sliding patios door as it was designed. The weight of the sliding patio doors dictates the types and styles of sliding patio door hardware which will be necessary for improving performance and reducing maintenance over time.

For patio doors that have solid warp-free Sing Core composite core inside, these patio doors will be lighter in weight than other solid core doors, reducing the cost of what otherwise might require heavy duty sliding door hardware, which can cost many times the cost of the sliding doors themselves.

Modern Patio Doors

In this day and age, modern sliding doors need not adhere to the same design characteristics as their sliding patio door forerunners. In the most contemporary architectural designs custom lite openings can be designed which contrast wildly in comparison to earlier traditional designs.

It is common for Sing Core to pre-cut custom lite openings in modern patio doors based on the visionary drawings of the contemporary architect, designer or owner.

By altering and creatively designing the glass openings in an otherwise sliding French door configuration, a unique glass design and install can increase the effective curb appeal and radically enhance the perceived value of a home, when the owner desires to be uniquely separated from the pack.

Plus, high end modern patio doors need not be limited to being manufactured of wood. You might see these highly individualized, one-of-a-kind patio doors made of hot rolled steel, copper, or concrete, because custom patio doors with Sing Core inside could be made of any available flat building material.

 

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From the Best Log Homes to the Best Doors

You might like to know how Sing Core, well-known for the most efficient, Eco-friendly and sustainable log homes in the world became such a big deal in the door industry, especially for large, oversized doors. Starting in the log home market, Sing Core has been used in many applications besides doors, such as floors. raised floors or stage floors, ceilings, wallsroom dividers, tiny house, museum, trade show displaysfurniture, fine cabinetry, tables, and desks, etc.

Sing Core’s Sing Log Homes are highly regarded as the best log homes in the world due to the patented technology of Sing Core as applied to traditional wood logs resulting in the only insulated logs which would not warp, twist or crack; nothing short of revolutionary in a market that was constantly challenged by Mother Nature throughout the entire build and life of the log home structure.

 

Google search for Sing Log Homes and see for yourself.

It all started with the decline of the log home industry, in combination with the request of several patented Sing Log Home builders insisting that their large doors also be made with insulated Sing Core. At about the same time, people started inquiring about the possibility of using patented Sing Core without the log configuration, and the Sing Panel was born.

The main attention-grabbing draw of the Sing Panel was the best of two worlds; patented vertical grain torsion box/rigid recycled foam composite sandwiched between two stress skins with formaldehyde-free adhesive. Institutions, like NASA and branches of the United States military and research labs across America quickly took notice and started researching Sing Panels for a wide variety of applications.

The resulting Sing Panels were lightweight, extremely strong and had tremendous shear strength and resistance to deflection, something that almost challenged the law of physics in building materials. Sing Panels were independently tested in university laboratories and rated at 660 PSI and up (compare that to the 10-to-110 PSI of other honeycomb materials used in aerospace industry), depending on the configuration.

Now, large doors, extremely large doors (up to 50 ft. or more) could be made using this new patented building material… and no one knew how valuable a resource this would be to the entire door industry.

Before long, more and more people were realizing that doors made with Sing Core inside were out-performing AWI standards for door warp over and over again, setting a new standard for warp resistance.

5o-year Warp-free Guarantee

Based on a combination of independent research, scientific method, field studies, the introduction of a new stiffener technology (patent pending), and experience, Sing Core was able to deliver doors with the highest degree of precision and performance backed by an unheard of 50 year guarantee, which states:

Sing Core guarantees certified professional doors of any size not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail – including full structure warranty – for 50 years.

Of course, in order to be professionally certified, the True Flat Team at Sing Core must be involved with the design of the door and the door will only be guaranteed for the use for which is was built for because different applications require different approaches to assure their 50-year performance.

Widely renowned as the best way to build the best large doors in the world, it is not uncommon for people to think that Sing Core builds doors. This is not true.

Sing Core does not make doors

Sing Core does not make doors, yet the best large doors in the world are made with Sing Core inside.

While Sing Core does not make doors, we do supply the best ready-to-build architectural door materials which are shipped directly from our factory to the millworks, door companies, and custom door manufacturers who add the finishing touches to the Sing door blanks.

The resulting Sing Doors are the culmination of a team effort from the architect, designer, engineer, millwork, fine craftsmen, and Sing Core’s True Flat Team. It is only due to their combined efforts that Sing Core looks and performs so well when it is enjoyed by the end user.

The part patented Sing Core plays in the door industry is similar to jet engine manufacturers in the aerospace industry. Jet engine manufacturers do not build their own aircraft, likewise, Sing Core does not build pivot doors, we only supply the warp-free substrate used by pivot door manufacturers to build lightweight, high-precision doors that do not warp.

Latest in Pivot Door Technology

The latest area of expertise where Sing Core shines through among the door industry is in the area of pivot doors. Pivot doors are unlike regular hinged doors in that they are traditionally larger, thicker and heavier than other types of door. Plus, they only have two points of contact for anchoring, unlike a hinge door. (Hinge doors can help to minimize warp to some degree by adding additional hinges or hardware to help keep the door straight.) Not so, with pivot doors.

We do provide lightweight, high strength and warp-free components to build the best pivot doors. Click to See How this Works

We want to help you expand your high end pivot door business, like this 38.5 million dollar estate.

Our stock items are warp free with structure guaranteed 4×8’, 3” thick pivot door blanks for $499 each ($2500.00 value).

Our latest foray into the world of pivot doors has been wildly successful, which also allows us to have access to the latest in pivot door technology, such as the new FritsJurgens hidden pivot door hardware.

See: Breaking News: Concealed Pivot Door Hardware

Large Sliding Doors

Our growth in pivot doors is growing to meet the volume of large sliding doors that we provide to an industry where keeping the door straight and true is also of great importance. For what good is a sliding door, if it is warped and unable to slide?

This can be particularly problematic when dealing with bypass sliding doors or pocket doors.

In any case, if keeping your doors straight and true is of primary importance in your project, there is only one way to build a door which can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or cup for 50 years… and that’s to have,

“Sing Core Inside.”

Sing Core panels have been used as sliding door core, hinge door core, and French door core with guaranteed non-warp and full structure warranty for 50 years. You, too, can have the best guarantee serving the door manufacturing industry.