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Horizontal Sliding Wall Systems

Horizontal Sliding Walls (HSW) are by far the best way to divide any two adjoining spaces. In a minute you can have one or more well defined spaces and in the next, one-large open expansive space. Well-known among the architectural, engineering, and design industries HSWs can pose problems, especially for the larger horizontal sliding wall systems.

The premiere solution for dealing with any large spanning opening, sliding wall panels are the primary ingredient in effective horizontal and folding sliding wall systems.

In high end HSW Horizontal Sliding Wall Systems and FSW Folding Sliding Wall Systems, the most discerning clientele seeks more than just another way to either block a gaping hole or divide a large space into one or more sensibly usable areas.

This new generation of high-end user wants more than just a visual blockade. They want lightweight, multi-panel systems can span across a vast expanse while delivering added safety and security without having to worry about warping sliders.

Besides containment, they also desire climate control and sound deadening qualities which may not be offered by an off-the-rack horizontal sliding wall system.

Horizontal sliding walls can offer the end user many options and benefits when selecting sliding walls and sliding doors as components in the overall system. A custom horizontal sliding wall is an innovative development in approaching a multi-panel door system that can top hung from the ceiling or frame and/or can slide atop a single channel track which can be recessed into the floor.

Other options include movable wall systems with stacking wall panels in folding sliding systems, and can be architecturally specified in pocket door, sliding wall, and sliding bypass formats, resulting in horizontal sliding wall solutions that make your life easier than before.

Clients want a sliding door or wall system that is both offers convenience and automation in their movable wall systems. Due to the expansive options offered by using a horizontal sliding wall substrate, like Sing Core, sliding wall systems can be horizontal and folding sliding wall systems using this new generation of sliding wall panels.

Basically, a well-designed hand-crafted horizontal sliding wall and sliding door system can feature nearly a limitless number of configurations, and with the aid of Sing Core, your horizontal sliding walls can be of huge and enormous size (up to 50 ft tall or wide) without having to be concerned about difficulty of transport, installation, or failure over time.

Of the most demanding clientele including scientific, industrial, and military applications, soundproof wall systems, blast resistant horizontal sliding walls, or used as a horizontal sliding fire door system.

The spectrum of jobs where you find a Sing Core horizontal sliding wall (HSW) system range from sliding walls residential to United States military and space programs, like NASA, and everywhere in-between in high-end commercial or industrial sliding wall applications.

Your design can be brought to life using Sing’s Horizontal Sliding Units which are are custom-built to meet or exceed your end-user’s custom expectations.

Patented Sing Core is featured inside all Sing Horizontal Sliding Wall Systems which comprise multiple panel door systems that are lightweight, stronger than steel pound for pound and can be guaranteed not to warp for 50 years.

You can expect the highest customer satisfaction from your Sing reinforced HSWs in full floor to ceiling sliding panels. Depending on the operation and conditions of your ultimate project, the sliding doors can be custom-designed to be stored in shallow recessed pockets in walls to be fully concealed within a host cavity when open or not in use.

Sing also offers modular walls systems which can be assembled and disassembled on the fly at a fraction of the time necessary to build traditional drywall barricades.

Horizontal sliding wall systems are light enough to be operated by hand even if very large HSWs or can be automatically operable walls of individual panels which slide easily with the push of a button.

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Large Metal Doors

Sing core has had a large impact in the large metal door marketplace relieving many of the frustrations associated with working on projects featuring large metal doors.

Large hot rolled steel sliding door with man door

Large hot rolled steel sliding door with man door

Peter Sing, the inventor of Sing Core, is proud to assist the industry with an insulated Eco-friendly alternative to making high precision large metal doors that are lightweight, yet stronger than steel pound-for-pound.

Sing Core’s modern steel doors are specified by architects, engineers, and designers for some of the top companies, organizations, and military operations across the United States of America.

If you have a large metal door, like a steel prehung commercial door, you might not know it has Peter Sing’s invention, Sing Core, inside, unless it’s a large metal door that’s lightweight and came with a 50-year guarantee.

Sing’s core is available only to the best large custom metal door manufacturers, enabling them to create large pivoting metal doors which can be guaranteed to be dead flat, straight and true, for 50-years, including a fully-backed structure warranty.

Hot rolled steel door being finished to install

Hot rolled steel door being finished to install

You will find large metal doors with Sing Core inside as steel front doors, steel pivot doors, and other types of commercial steel doors across used domestically and among the military branches of service and NASA.

These oversized steel doors are made with Sing’s patented solid composite core system which fully insulates the steel door system resulting in steel doors that can be lightweight yet yield high ratings as steel sound isolation doors with accompanying STC ratings.

Only the best steel door manufacturer offers the ultimate steel door system that has Sing Core inside for their STC-rated metal doors.

No longer are you limited to low performance hollow metal doors because now you can have a fully insulated solid core steel door made with the highest precision core (+/- .006-in.) with the highest strength threshold, such as 660+ PSI.

Architectural Steel Doors

More and more you are finding Sing Core in the specifications from architects who seek to deliver the best results for their most high-end clientele. Sing partners with the steel door manufacturer enabling them to deliver prefinished steel doors, metal framed doors, metal fire doors, large metal double doors, even metal aircraft hangar doors with 50-year guarantees to their clients.

This is an entirely new approach to the design of architectural steel doors of yesterday. This revolutionary technology provides more safety and security with increased sound deadening properties and added climate control without having to resort to other technologies which are heavy in weight.

That means you can have a stainless-steel door in operation as a metal security door, or a large industrial plate steel door installed in a commercial or industrial environment which can be virtually maintenance-free for 50 years.

Even steel garage doors and Sing’s residential steel doors are popping up all over the country with Sing Core inside, though admittedly only in the higher-end multi-million-dollar estates.

If you’re looking for top of the line commercial metal doors, steel entry doors, or any size of metal door with glass, you might think about specifying you want, “Sing Core inside” your next

Now you can have an Eco-friendly advantage in any type of large metal doors across the spectrum from a standard steel building door to metal aircraft hangar doors which can measure 40’ by 60’ in size. These exceptionally large metal doors can be shipped in modular components which can be easily assembled on site without sacrificing precision or quality.

Thanks to Sing Core the bar for the metal door manufacturing of heavy-duty steel doors, and impact doors has risen immensely, and Eco-friendly Sing Core is the discerning factor in taking a sustainable look at reinventing metal door assembly.

Whether you’re looking to design a larger steel door that makes a difference in a more conscientious world or looking to increase safety and security by specifying your next steel slab door, you might want to give the friendly folks at Sing Core a shout out.

They also help the best metal shops create high-end aluminum doors, bronze doors, copper doors and metal swinging doors of many forms and function.

How to Get a Sing Large Metal Door

Its easy, just visit or call your local custom metal door fabricator and tell them you want “Sing Core inside” your metal door. Sing Core will work hand-n-hand with them to provide you with the best large metal door available in America today.

And, “Yes,” Sing Core was invented in America and is proudly made in the USA to reach your highest expectations.

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High End Pivot Hung Doors

 

21 ft tall 4 ft wide 2-inch thick aluminum pivot hung door

Modern architecture and design include high-end pivot hung doors as an increasing feature in contemporary architecture designs. This growing trend among modern architects and designers has large pivot doors featured as the main entrance to the structure, especially those high-end exotic projects which demand an upscale approach to the design aspects of the project.

Large custom high-end pivot doors are designed and built to specs in order to provide a spectacular one of a kind attention-grabbing access point which will not soon be forgotten.

This large pivot door concept is sweeping the nation creating or filling spectacular openings with unique large pivot doors hosting a wide spectrum of visually impactful building materials spanning from exotic to contemporary natural wood grains to metal pivot doors from aluminum to hot rolled steel.

Trending modern pivot doors are not simply relegated to a center pivot point for affixing hardware. Creative approaches to incorporating pivoting doors into these leading-edge designs could have the pivot door hardware pivoting at nearly any location along the pivot door threshold.

Once restricted to a center pivot point, you may now find the pivot point of these architecturally inspired pivot door designs anywhere from center to innovative extreme edge pivot door hardware for the impressive follow up to the larger than life initial impact.

Even with the growing expansion of the pivot door hardware aren’t to accommodate the most prestigious projects (with a budget to match), there are specific challenges which concern the architects, engineers, and designers of these massive pivot entry doors.

You can expect no two of these high-end pivot hung doors to look the same as each millwork or door company providing these massive pivot slab doors can be working with solid panels as base material or have any type of glass opening imaginable. So they may be completely solid or have glass.

The trend can feature many varying lite cutouts or one large glass opening representing one-third or more of the pivoting door’s surface area, which would qualify it as being a French pivot door.

You will find these pivoting doors with glass not only at the structure’s main entrance but also as egress points between indoors and outdoors, like facing a back yard. Court, or garden area.

Modern pivot doors are larger and heavier than traditional swing doors or sliding doors. By virtue of the sheer size of the pivoting doors, which are often not only taller and wider than other types of doors, they are also usually a lot thicker than their contemporaries. This makes for a very large and heavy piece of material that is more likely than not prone to structural failure or warping (especially if manufactured of wood, which has the highest potential to move due to changes in the environment over time).

16 ft tall warp free teak exterior pivot front door

Modern wood pivot doors probably provide engineers with the most challenges because a huge piece of wood will move as this is the nature of a natural wood grain as it seeks to adapt to its environment, potentially rendering your pivoting work of art useless and unable to operate or secure properly.

High-end Pivot Hung Door Solution

There has been a well-kept secret among the best high-end custom pivot door manufacturers for the last ten years, which has empowered them to deliver large pivot doors made of any available flat material which can be made to stay straight and flat, without the potential to warp or fail structurally over time.

High end weatherproof exterior front door

Without this Sing Core’s secret ingredient inside your large high-end pivot hung doors, there will be many service calls addressing the performance of your big pivot door amidst its service lifespan.

Having Sing Core inside your large pivot door allows you to deliver and install an Eco-friendly insulated, lightweight pivot door which is stronger than steel pound-for-pound (660+ PSI) and can be guaranteed for fifty years.

To prevent large pivot door warps, the most high-end architects, custom pivot door companies, and master millworks rely on high-precision Sing Core (+/- .006-in.) for the strength of character and core value to deliver high-performance results to their most demanding clientele.

50-year Warp-free Guarantee

Pivot doors with Sing Core inside are the most prestigious high-end pivot hung doors in the world and sport the best guarantee of any large doors of any size (up to 50 ft., or more) which can come with a full 50-year warp-free guarantee. No other pivot door company in the world can make that claim.

Plus, your Sing Core premium pivot door solution also comes with a warranty covering the structure of your pivot door, because even if your door remains straight and true, you don’t want the structure compromised.

Sing Core is the only comprehensive full coverage approach to building pivot doors of immense size bar none.

Shouldn’t your high-end pivot hung doors have, “Sing Core inside?”

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Hot Rolled Steel Doors

Large hot rolled steel panels being finished for installation in winery

Hot rolled steel panels high precision

Sing Core brings an Eco-friendly approach to working with large spans of hot rolled steel with less weight and more strength than plain steel pound for pound, revolutionizing the steel fabrication process. In fact, we are best known for our large hot rolled steel metal doors and hot rolled steel wall panels.

Our patented rolled steel panels feature custom metal fabrication uses high grade formaldehyde free adhesives instead of the more destructive welding process and your Sing Hot Rolled Steel Panel can host an exterior hot rolled sheet metal thickness of 16 gauge or more.

Sing hot rolled steel takes metal working into a whole new arena that is being embraced by steel companies making huge hot rolled steel products without having to use heavy steel framing.

These lightweight high strength hot rolled steel accordion doors (see video above) are 10 ft tall, each door panel is 3 ft wide and (brace yourself) only 3/4 inch thick… high precision and perfectly straight! (Try that with anything else… Only possible with patented Sing Core.)

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One of the primary functions of Sing hot rolled steel products is in the area of commercial steel entry doors. If you are new to metal manufacturing, you will find that raw hot rolled steel has a more primitive or industrial feel to it, it has a less smooth surface than cold rolled steel and requires finishing to avoid rust or oxidation. The unique appearance of hot rolled steel panels appeals to designers, architects, museums, art galleries and often used in steel wall art.

Sing metal wall panels lightweight stronger than steel pound for poundEspecially if you’re considering utilizing hot rolled steel for your large doors, Sing Core can help to mitigate the damages caused by the heavy weight of hot rolled steel doors with interior steel frames that require welding. This allows you to build hot rolled steel doors of immense size that are high precision, just like other types of Sing metal.

The Sing Core material is extremely high precision (within +/- .006 inch) which keeps your hot rolled steel door straight and flat regardless of its size. The advantages of the straighter and truer big metal doors come in handy when you multiply the door’s required integrity by two when dealing with steel double doors. Double steel doors, especially if they are large and oversized, are fraught with additional challenges.

Sing hot rolled steel can be used for upscale industrial steel doors and in commercial metal door replacements for increased performance and high precision which also supply the project with built in insulation and sound deadening qualities.

Galvanized steel modular wall panel 20 ft x 5 ft x 1 inch strength demonstration

20 ft x 5 ft x 1 inch strength demonstration

Our hot roll steel solutions are changing the scope of architectural metal fabrication because the nature of hot rolled steel is predominantly restrictive due to the weight and framing required to support the raw material. Having access to a lightweight, high strength alternative, like Sing Hot Rolled Steel Panels, opens doors to unencumbered creativity.

Sing Core’s hot rolled steel doors are just some of the best doors that are among the many types of doors that have put us on the map as the best door featured in the most high end jobs across the country and the world.

You will find Sing hot rolled steel panels used not only as a standard swing door but also as hot rolled steel flooring, hot rolled steel counter tops, hot rolled steel wall panels and room dividers, hot rolled steel pivot doors and hot rolled steel sliding doors.

Let Sing hot rolled steel set your creativity free. See also: Steel Fabrication

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20 ft steel door steel metal building

21 ft. tall Sing Steel Pivot Door (right on building)

Contemporary Architecture Design Hot Rolled Steel Wall Panels Industrial Architecture

Hot rolled steel panels lightweight stronger than steel

Hot rolled steel wall panels – stronger than steel

Hot Rolled Steel Large Sliding Doors

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Attention Grabbing Large Pivot Doors

When you’re on the hunt for a way to separate your structure from the rest of the pack, a large architectural pivot door can be the most memorable feature of your project. If attention grabbing large pivot doors aren’t the only thing remembered by visitors, it is definitely the first order of impact capturing the imagination of anyone who encounters large pivot entry doors.

The size of your large pivot doors need not be limited to the limitations of available building materials. If your large pivot door is presenting a problem with translating from what you see in your mind’s eye to the real world, Sing Core offers the solution to build the largest pivot doors made of any available flat building material due to its unfailing and anti-warp substrate.

Large pivot doors with Sing Core inside are used in the most strenuous circumstances from elegant architectural pivoting front doors used as the main point of entry to the multi-million-dollar homes of billionaires to the most impressive architectural pivot doors found in the most modern and contemporary industrial applications.

The patented and patent pending Sing Core pivot door substrate help to bring your large pivot door ideas to life by providing an insulated base material which is lightweight and stronger than steel pound for pound.

 

 

Add to these features patented Eco-friendly anti-warp technologies which result in pivot doors as amazing options to upgrade and enhance any structure that can be guaranteed not to warp-, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for fifty years.

With the growing emphasis on pivot doors, metal pivot doors, such as aluminum, brass, copper, and steel pivot doors, including but not limited to cold rolled steel pivot doors, diamond plate steel pivot doors, galvanized steel pivot doors, hot rolled steel pivot doors, and stainless-steel pivot doors, just to name a few.

When you’re working with Sing Core, you’re not limiting yourself to a selection of large exterior pivot door styles, colors, or material because each large pivot door that has Sing Core inside is a one-of-a-kind individually unique piece of art, which can be made of any available flat building material.

As you already know, your artistic contemporary architectural pivot doors are not limited to pivot hung doors which feature a center pivot because you can basically have the pivot point inserted at any point along the width of the door giving you more control over your pivot door’s articulation.

Modern pivot door trends feature horizontal natural wood which presents the greatest number of challenges for pivot door designers and engineers due to warping pivot doors.

Wood pivot doors are not a problem for Sing Core because we are the only provider of patented pivot door core which enables the door companies, millworks, and custom door manufacturers to deliver a large wooden pivot door to their clients with a full 50-year warp-free guarantee which includes a full structure warranty.

No large pivot door company in the world can offer an Eco-friendly lightweight high-strength, fully insulated architectural pivot door with a 50-year warp-free guarantee, unless it has Sing Core inside.

Modern architectural trends are demanding their high-end clientele raise the bar on architectural pivot doors which are oversized as Sing Core is more and more likely to be featured in spec’s increasingly.

The most demanding upscale end users who desire the exclusively predominant superiority of having only the best architectural doors in the industry say they want their exotic pivot doors to have sing core inside.

Take a look at these pictures of large pivot door which represent images of some of the best large pivot doors in service today. With large pivot doors the variety of options available to the most creative architects, engineers, and designers worldwide, you will find pivot doors with Sing Core inside in use as hurricane resistant pivot doors, large impact pivot doors, high-end security doors, climate control pivot doors, weatherproof exterior doors, and as sound proof pivot doors.

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Sliding Door Improvements in Mfg. Technology

Since you were last quoted we have made many improvements in production. These improvements have allowed us to customize our panels to work precisely within your target budget.

Recently, we have added our substrate only sliding door panels to our line of products, which could reduce your costs significantly. Customers love this option, because it allows them to apply their own skins, even glass or murals, veneer, wood staves, varnish, or primer and paint for a beautiful finish.

We also provide additional skin options and veneer application, for an additional price. Our process of applying veneer is so advanced, there is no seam. It looks as good as like solid wood!

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Any company can make a door, but very few door manufacturers in the world can produce large sliding doors as strong, lightweight, and straight as ours. All our sliding doors are built to exceed AWI standards. They are made in the USA, sourced with materials from America. No other door manufacturer can offer you a 50 Year Warp-free Guarantee.

Our True Flat Team is standing by to help you with any issue you might have with your doors. Please give us a call to find out how we can help you with your doors from start to finish!

Doors Made to Match Your Budget

Meeting your budget is all about picking the right features and options to bring your project in line with your allocated finances. Give us a call with any budget concerns. We help you come up with a solution to make sure the project comes in within your budget. Give our True Flat Team a try. You have nothing to lose!

Virtually Any Sliding Door Size

We have developed the technology to produce doors upwards of 50 feet wide that exceed AWI standards. They are exceptionally straight, resistant to warping, and completely dimensionally stable. They even come with our signature 50 Year Warp-free Guarantee.

-Stronger
-More dimensionally stable
-More precise
-Available in more sizes
-Have more available features
-100% warp-free
-Resistant to cracking, breaking
-Available with more skin options

We can apply any skin, including hot rolled and cold rolled steel, aluminum, anodized aluminum, mahogany, oak, walnut, white oak, alder, pine, fir, hemlock, copper, bronze, brass, formica, fiberglass. SingCore is here to help you apply exactly the right skin for your job.


The SingCore Process

Ordering from SingCore is simple. Just click the orange “Pricing” button in the upper right hand corner of the page. Fill in your information. Click submit. You’re done. Simple as that! Someone will get back to you with a price quote within 48 hours.

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WOOD VENEER DOORS

The top doors in America are installed in the top floor of the tallest building in the United States, located at One World Trade Center, New York. These 16 ft tall 3 ft wide 2.25-inch thick warp-free door panels are among the only Eco-friendly lightweight, high strength, insulated doors made in the USA that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Top floor of One World Trade Center has "Sing Core inside."

Top floor of One World Trade Center has “Sing Core inside.”

If you’re one of the top contractors in America, when you’re called on to deliver the best tall doors to the top of the World Trade Center, you want to make sure you’re not embarrassed when your sleek white oak doors fail due to warping.

When your reputation depends on it, you need the backing of a professional company that can deliver the goods and have your back, and there’s only one company in the United States that builds large doors which can be guaranteed for 50 years.

The most exclusive architects in the world specify “Sing Core inside” their doors when nothing less than the very best will do, and you want your customer to be on the top of the world.

Let’s take a tour of these revolutionary doors from the factory to the top floor of World Trade Center One…

Photos taken from the edge of the panel show the perfectly straight quality. The panel shows glue on the edge, because the customer requested untrimmed ends.

2.25” thickness. Due to the patented and patent pending SingCore technology, this 15.5 foot long, 3 foot wide, 2.25 inch thick pivot door is straight as an arrow, better than AWI standards.

Many Ways to Build It

Depending on your budget, you have a number of different options when you opt to go with Sing Core.

  • You can order substrate only and apply your own soft wood or hard wood veneer (economy option)
  • You can supply your own veneer for us to apply
  • You can choose solid wood edge banding
  • You can choose our highest end selection, where we provide the veneer and apply it in nearly any soft wood or hard wood, such as, Mahogany, Walnut, Maple, White Oak, Alder, Cedar, Hemlock, Fir.

How to Build the Perfect 16 ft. x 3 ft. High Precision Warp-free White Oak Door

You start with patented and patent-pending Sing Core inside sandwiched between American-made A/B plywood with solid oak around all four edges.

After pressing, trim the edges, then add another 1” x 2.25” solid oak to the edges. Sand it to perfection then hot-press 16th-inch white oak veneer, then all you can see is solid white oak. Beautiful.

The result is a perfectly flat lightweight white oak door that is stronger than steel pound-for-pound, weighing in at a mere 220 lbs.

Ask us if you have any questions.

 Other Skin Options:

In our economy class products, we offer soft wood and hard wood plywood skins.  We also offer MDO, MDF, Formica, Masonite, and many other skins.  Click here for more information.

In our highest end price point, we offer full on wood stave skin doors, made with the highest quality hard and soft wood 1/8″ 
real hardwood stave skin.  Click here to see some of the most beautiful doors in the world.

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One World Trade Center Doors

The top doors in America are installed in the top floor of the tallest building in the United States, located at One World Trade Center, New York. These 16 ft tall 3 ft wide 2.25-inch thick warp-free door panels are among the only Eco-friendly lightweight, high strength, insulated doors made in the USA that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Top floor of One World Trade Center has “Sing Core inside.”

If you’re one of the top contractors in America, when you’re called on to deliver the best tall doors to the top of the World Trade Center, you want to make sure you’re not embarrassed when your sleek white oak doors fail due to warping.

When your reputation depends on it, you need the backing of a professional company that can deliver the goods and have your back, and there’s only one company in the United States that builds large doors which can be guaranteed for 50 years.

The most exclusive architects in the world specify, “Sing Core inside,” their doors when nothing less than the very best will do, and you want your customer to be on the top of the world.

Let’s take a tour of these revolutionary doors from the factory to the top floor of World Trade Center One…

Photos taken from the edge of the panel show the perfectly straight quality. The panel shows glue on the edge, because the customer requested untrimmed ends.

2.25” thickness. Due to the patented and patent pending SingCore technology, this 15.5 foot long, 3 foot wide, 2.25 inch thick pivot door is straight as an arrow, better than AWI standards.

How to Build the Perfect 16 ft. x 3 ft. High Precision Warp-free White Oak Door

You start with patented and patent-pending Sing Core inside sandwiched between American-made A/B plywood with solid oak around all four edges.

After pressing, trim the edges, then add another 1” x 2.25” solid oak to the edges. Sand it to perfection then hot-press 16th-inch white oak veneer, then all you can see is solid white oak. Beautiful.

The result is a perfectly flat lightweight white oak door that is stronger than steel pound-for-pound, weighing in at a mere 220 lbs.

Ask us if you have any questions.

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Sliding Glass Doors

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

The Only 50 Year Warp-free Guarantee and full structure warranty

 

 

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

Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding glass doors are the most prevalent and sought after styles of patio doors, which can and often do include several sliding glass doors in succession including overlapping sliding glass 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 glass doors may be stationary.

The best sliding glass 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 which can be made of Kevlar and featuring Lexan clear polycarbonate, you’re going to want sliding patio doors with a view (glass installed).

Sliding Glass French Patio Doors

Those sliding patio doors with the big glass cutouts? We call these sliding glass doors, “French patio doors.” By definition a French door is a usually a wood door featuring a large window glass pane. Sliding glass 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 Glass Doors

Since wooden sliding glass 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 glass doors, or taller sliding glass 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 with glass and wooden French patio doors have “Sing Core inside.”

Sliding Glass Door Design

The design of glass sliding doors, and sliding French doors in particular, can be complex and may require a true team approach to the glass sliding door design. The architect can specify the glass sliding doors, and the designer (who may also be the architect or the owner) knows what they want. The concerted efforts of the custom glass 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 glass sliding door design.

Extra care must be taken in the selection of the glass sliding patio door hardware, ensuring that it is rated for exterior use, and also matched to the weight of the sliding patio glass door as it was designed. The weight of the sliding glass 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 glass 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 sliding 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 sliding 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.