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Architectural Sliding Doors and Walls

JB Duke Hotel Doors Perfect Straight Light Weight Super HIgh StrengthNothing says “professional” like the unique quality of Sing Core’s patented custom architectural sliding doors and walls. When other manufacturers see our product, they wish they could provide the highest quality in terms of lightness, strength, and straightness that we deliver. Unfortunately for them, we must humbly say, our product is the better of the two.

Designed for High Budget Projects

By design, our panels work best for high budget projects that need something exceptional for their project. Our panels comes unfinished and potentially untrimmed, with the custom skin variety of your choice, ready for finishing and hardware.

Sometimes customers ask us, “should I use this panel in high-end 10+ million dollar house projects?” Our answer is yes!

When it comes to architectural doors of any variety, including sliding, pivot, carriage, moveable wall, hinge, or anything else.

Modern Solutions for Sliding Doors with Volume Based Pricing

With commitment to clean design, premium materials, and high quality craftsmanship in every architectural sliding door panel we manufacture to your specification.

Featuring monumental panels, the Sing Core door system allows for stackable or pocketed configurations with a practically unlimited numbers of panels.  With almost unlimited frame material choices, Sing Core samples complement any architectural style helping you meet the design goals and performance criteria of your project.

Sing Core offers our clients a range of options and materials for every type of high volume, medium volume, or low volume project. Along with our excellent customer service, we can guarantee your projects success.

Custom Size Patio Doors

We make doors of any size based on your specification. Architects, millworks, and contractors of all varieties can benefit from our flexible manufacturing methodology that excels where others fail and exceeds where others cannot!

Successful Client Relationships Begin with Mutual Satisfaction

In business, just like life, both parties must be happy after the interaction. That is why Sing Core operates under the philosophy of fair exchange. This is what we call “fair.”

To make sure you are left smiling after we are done, we offer an unprecedented and unparalleled 50-year structural guarantee on every professional level panel that we make. That way you and your clients have no fears of the future with our product. Should the unthinkable happen, we will replace your panel no questions asked once proved unworkable.

Find the Right Fit For Your Next Project

Sing Core knows that high end products required a wide variety of materials to be successful, and we have you covered. No matter whether you need:

  • Wood Stave: oak, alder, cedar, mahogany, teak, pine, fir, or anything else you can imagine
  • Wood Veneer: oak, alder, cedar, mahogany, teak, pine, fir, or anything else you can imagine
  • Metal: Cold Rolled Steel, Hot Rolled Steel, Aluminum, Copper, or anything else you can imagine
  • Formica: any color, glossy, matte, marker board, chalk board, or other

Find the Sing Core Panel that Best Meets Your Needs

Ordering with Sing Core is simple: just provide us with length, width, thickness, skin material, blocking requirements for you door, shipping destination, project budget, project timeline, and contact information. Then we get back to you quickly with a fair price on custom panels to meet you specifications.

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New Metal Doors

You are no longer limited to a standard selection of steel doors when you can have custom metal doors manufactured to your specifications and you can forget having to rely on inexpensive hollow metal doors which will not last long, when you can have new metal doors built to last for centuries and guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years.

New Metal Doors

Your new custom metal doors with Sing Core inside can take on incredible features and offer benefits not found in old-style solid core metal doors.

Unlimited Metal Doors

Firstly, you are not limited to your choice of metal doors. You can design your own Eco-friendly custom metal door in any size, made of any type of metal, and in any metal door design type.


Any Size Metal Doors

Sing Core helps manufacturers of custom metal doors, the largest door companies, millworks, and metal shops to create new metal doors of any size, up to 50 ft. or more, which are lightweight, fully insulated, and stronger than steel pound-for-pound.

Any Type of Metal

You decide what metal your new metal doors will be made of. Metal doors with Sing Core inside could be aluminum, brass, bronze, chrome, copper, cold rolled steel, diamond plate steel, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, lead, magnesium, other metal alloys, stainless steel, tin, or titanium. You tell us what kind of metal door you want, and you can have it.

Any Metal Door Design

You can design your metal door to your heart’s content. You can choose to recreate a look or style of an ancient metal door design or let your creative contemporary architectural design skills take flight and create a completely new generation of modern metal doors to add to your project or introduce yourself to the world.

Added Benefits

When your new metal doors have Sing Core inside, you (and/or your client) enjoys the satisfaction in knowing that you have additional benefits when your metal door is designed to be one of the best metal doors in the world. Your custom metal door could be

Eco-friendly
o no formaldehyde or toxic metal construction methods
Lightweight
o a fraction the weight of other solid core metal doors
High Strength
o 660+ PSI, stronger than steel pound-for-pound
Fully Insulated
o your choice of R 3.5 or R 6.5 for climate control and sound deadening
Guaranteed for 50 years
o Enjoy 50 years of warp-free performance including full structure guarantee

Commercial Metal Doors

When it comes to commercial metal doors both your business and your customers will sleep better at knowing your metal doors are the top of the line.

Commercial metal doors can take on new value when considering metal doors for your next environmentally friendly construction project. Metal doors with Sing Core inside have less carbon footprint and more sustainability than traditional metal doors.

Industrial Metal Doors

It makes a difference in your manufacturing and distribution when you can depend on your metal doors to rise to whatever challenges you face over time.

Industrial sites are notorious for challenging the environment. To have industrial metal doors which can be highly effective in terms of protection from the elements, added safety and security, with the ability for even very large metal doors to remain straight without the tendency to bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail even in the most grueling exposure to the elements and constant use.

Heavy Duty Steel Security Doors

Whether you find them in top secret government installations or in the top space and flight programs, your high precision (+/- .006 in.) and high performance (super straight for 50 years) security doors can be far superior to the metal doors you may have encountered in the past.

Imagine not having to factor-in all the added weight of your heavy-duty steel security doors, with the lightweight insulated solid composite Sing Core inside, you can have non-failing security doors that are lightweight and impact resistant and have even been used in top secret sound proof environments.

Institutional Metal Doors

Institutional metal doors with Sing Core inside are making their way into highly frequented high traffic areas within the most rigorous and prestigious institutions, ready to take on any challenges facing design, engineering, or architectural team members.

From grade schools and high schools to ivy league colleges and universities, Sing Core’s institutional metal doors can be found among the entire spectrum of institutions from correctional facilities to the Vatican, and everywhere in between.

Steel Stiffened Doors

The secret to Sing Core’s efficacy amidst the commercial, industrial, and institutional marketplaces can be found deep inside these revolutionary dimensionally stable metal doors. Inventor Peter Sing’s patented proprietary method of reinforcing metal doors in such a way so as to keep them straight and true even in the most challenging of circumstances.

See two people standing on a one-inch-thick galvanized steel panel suspended by nothing bust two saw horses with very little deflection. That is just a sampling of what is possible (and note this panel has no metal door stiffeners installed, this is just Sing Core’s base material). Combine the two and achieve heights which no one has ever been able to reach. Especially when trying to balance weight with dimensional strength and stability.

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Sliding Door Manufacture

What exactly does it take to make a superior sliding door? There are many steps and phases which the best sliding door go through in order to assure the best sliding door manufacture process is followed.

First, you start with your unique vision of the perfect sliding door for your application. What might you like it to look like? Do you want a natural wood sliding door? How might you like the grain to be oriented. You get to choose. You are the designer. You can choose from traditional vertical grain or horizontal grain, or for that contemporary sliding door design, you might like to mix it up and have grain pieces with varying orientations throughout the design of the most modern sliding door aesthetic.

Your idea might include a more industrial approach and desire a metal sliding door. Hot rolled steel sliding doors have a unique attention-grabbing effect on anyone who encounters such a work of art. You could specify and have custom manufactured sliding doors made with any type of metal. For instance, you could have an aluminum sliding door, brass sliding door, cold rolled steel sliding door, copper sliding door, diamond plate steel sliding door, galvanized steel sliding door, stainless steel sliding door, etc.

When you’re creating your ultimate sliding door, you can use any available flat building material in your sliding door’s design. Dare to create the most unique architectural sliding door possible to demonstrate your artistic prowess.

What about glass? Sliding glass doors are particularly advantageous when you desire a visual connection to the landscape surrounding your space. Glass light cutouts can be placed anywhere in your door in any shape or size. A large window opening would yield a French door approach to your sliding door. And don’t forget, you could use mirrored glass in case you have a mirror interior sliding door in mind.

Then there is the size of your sliding door. Will it be of a normal size? Or do you envision a large sliding door. These days, it seems like the larger the sliding door, the better. You can go entirely from floor to ceiling with your large sliding door if you’re so inclined.

Sliding Door Problems?

Although you are encouraged to exercise all your creative wherewithal to create the perfect custom sliding door, note there are some challenges you may run into when designing such a masterpiece.

First of all, there is the sliding door hardware which is your first potential for failure of your sliding door over time. Because sliding door operate with wheels or rollers back and forth along a track. The sliding portion could be managed by the base of the door or from the top of the door, or both top and bottom combined. Regular use of the door, as you may well know, will cause problems with the hardware.

If you’re designing a large sliding door, the weight of the door could cause the hardware to fail prematurely and may have the potential to add significant stress and strain on the structure depending on the weight and size or your door, especially if it is a very large and heavy sliding door.

The larger the door, the greater potential the door will fail to warp. If your sliding door is made of wood, wood is notorious for moving due to environmental changes. Regardless of what your sliding door is made of, it is likely subject to warp if it is an exterior door, exposed to the elements or hit by sunlight.

Sliding Door Solutions

The best sliding doors are manufactured with Sing Core inside. Patented Sing Core provides the solution to the main problems facing sliding door manufacturers. Sliding doors with Sing Core inside are one-third the weight of other solid core sliders. Since the door hardware is based on your sliding door’s weight, you save money on the original hardware costs as well as installation costs.

A lightweight sliding door means less stress and strain on the hardware and structure with regular use, which translates to saving in expensive maintenance cost of your sliding door over time.

A warping sliding door is of concern to all sliding door manufacturers, and Sing Core answer the call as the end of all warping worries because premium Sing Core helps the biggest, best, and most powerful sliding door manufacturers provide warp-free sliding doors of any size, made of any material, on a daily basis.

Why Sing Core Inside?

Sing Core imbues your custom sliding with attributes you might have not even thought of specifying in your contemporary architectural door. Features and benefits including (but not limited to):

1. Eco-friendly and sustainable
2. Lightweight (1/3rd of less than other solid cores)
3. High Strength (660+ PSI)
4. Fully insulated (your choice of R 3.5 or R 6.5 per inch)
5. With or without glass/light openings any shape/size
6. Made of any material (any wood species, concrete, fiberglass, HPL, Kevlar, MDF, metal, etc.)
7. Any size, even extremely big (up to 50 ft.)
8. Warp-free and structure guaranteed for 50 years

Yes, you read that right.

50-year Warp-free Guarantee

Having Sing Core inside your sliding door is the only way to build a lightweight large sliding door of any size out of any material that is Eco-friendly, fully insulated, and can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail for 50 Years!

The next time you’re daydreaming about your ultimate sliding door contribution to the world, you might want to consider specifying, “Sing Core inside,” like the most predominant sliding door manufacturers in the world.

Sliding Door Prices

Curious and ready?

Want pricing on your dream door? Submit your price quote request for a quick estimate. All you need to know to get a price is the

Length + Width + Thickness + Skin

Easy pricing is established by knowing what you want, the length, the width, and thickness of your custom sliding door, and the surface (skin) finish material you desire.

Note: Sing Core does not make sliding doors. We supply the best sliding door manufacturers, custom door builders, millworks and any sliding door company with our patented sliding door products which enable them to provide their clients with the best warp-free sliding doors in the world, backed by a 50-year no fail guarantee.

If you are a homeowner, contact your local custom sliding door manufacturer or millwork and tell them you want, “Sing Core inside,” your door.

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Aluminum Pivot Doors

The number one name in Eco-friendly lightweight and high strength aluminum pivot doors is Sing Core. There is no other patented manufacturing method can create an Eco-friendly lightweight aluminum pivot door that is fully insulated and stronger than steel pound for pound.

This aluminum pivot door weighs only 178 lbs!

This aluminum pivot door weighs only 178 lbs!

Though there is some confusion about how to obtain a Sing aluminum pivot door because Sing Core does not manufacture a retail ready aluminum pivot door. Sing Core creates their one-of-a-kind aluminum pivot door blanks, then sends it to your favorite pivot door company, custom metal pivot door manufacturer, aluminum fabrication plant, or millwork for the final touches.

You may order Sing aluminum doors from any of your regular aluminum pivot door suppliers.

21 ft tall warp-free aluminum edge pivot door

Routinely, architects specify “Sing Core inside” their architectural aluminum pivot doors. Sing Core works together with the top aluminum pivot door manufacturers in the world, who seek the best high-end thermally enhanced aluminum pivot door solutions.

Large, over-sized aluminum pivot doors are the Sing Core specialty because big aluminum pivot doors are either lightweight or strong, but only Sing Core provides an insulated aluminum pivot door which is both lightweight and super strong and are often referred to as, “The best metal doors,” available today.

Sing aluminum pivot doors are custom Made in the USA, created utilizing local labor and locally-sourced materials made in America, with very little energy expended, and no toxic manufacturing processes. The lighter weight saves in handling, transportation, and installation costs for a reduced carbon footprint and a pristine, sustainable aluminum pivot door contribution for a better United States of America.

Interior pivot doors made of aluminum with Sing Core inside are fully insulated for increased privacy when in the closed position, increasing privacy and security between adjoining spaces and are commonly specified for use as extra-large aluminum room dividers that pivot on any specific pivot point access from center or aluminum offset axis pivot door, even extreme edge pivot door hinges.

The lightweight and added insulation without compromising the overall strength of the door makes Sing Core the obvious choice when used inside aluminum pivoting room dividers for the acoustical advantages of sound isolation.

Aluminum pivot door prices vary across the board, and while these may not be the most expensive aluminum pivot door systems available, Sing Core does tend to cater towards the more high-end modern aluminum pivot door marketplace.

For increased security concerns in American aluminum pivot door products, aluminum impact resistant pivot doors are increasing in popularity and Sing Core is making an impact on the security industry charged with providing safe and secure commercial aluminum pivot doors.

You might be surprised how many times you’ve already encountered Sing Core inside storefront aluminum pivot doors, or in many educational, scientific, industrial or military applications.

Big aluminum pivot doors

We’ve often heard, “If no one can do it, call Peter Sing.” This is the most common inquiry made which introduces architects and engineers to the invaluable resource Sing Core can provide when overcoming the challenges of weight, size, insulation properties, or high precision aluminum pivot doors.

Take an exterior aluminum pivot entry door, for example. They are usually taller, and wider than other pivoting doors. If one side of the large aluminum slab faces the building’s exterior, and the other faces a more climate-controlled interior, this is a recipe for disaster.

This is why most pivoting entrance doors fail, and if your exterior aluminum pivot door fails, it may not reflect well upon your engineering, design, or creative capabilities. That’s why most companies will not warranty a large aluminum pivot door if it is over a certain size, because it will likely fail. If not soon, most likely at the next change of season. But not if it has Sing Core inside.

Each aluminum pivot door is a one of a kind work of art handmade in USA

Every premium aluminum pivot door from Sing Core comes with a 50-year warp-free and structural guarantee. Thanks to Sing’s True Flat Team, each Sing aluminum door blank is custom Made in the USA specifically for its intended use and performance expectations, and each door is guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years if used for the purpose it was created for, and no other material is so high precision.

Because Sing Core does not use welding in the patented creation process of their 50-year guaranteed aluminum pivot doors, they have extremely high tolerances for high precision aluminum pivot door manufacturing with Sing Core’s =/- .006-inch tolerances.

Which also makes the Sing aluminum pivot door the best substrate to use for a modern glass and aluminum pivot door or wood and aluminum doors. While wood might be a tug-of-war challenge for any other aluminum pivot door blank, now you can mix and match aluminum with wood without having to stress over your next aluminum pivot door with wood project, regardless of size.

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The Best Metal Doors

Metal doors offer many advantages over other types of doors and are commonly featured as metal security doors, in commercial, industrial, institutional, and health care fields. You want the best metal doors because all kinds of metal doors can present problems throughout the manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of a metal door’s life.

Of all the metal doors available in the marketplace today, steel doors are the most common, followed by stainless steel doors, aluminum doors, brass doors, bronze doors, cold rolled steel doors, hot rolled steel doors, Galvannealed steel doors, and galvanized steel doors.

Steel Doors

Steel doors steal the show when it comes to metal doors. Steel front doors are by far the most popular of all steel door applications. Heavy duty steel security doors are sought out for the obvious reasons to enhance safety and security for important personnel or high-risk environments.

 

 

Commercial Steel Doors

The most prevalent commercial metal doors are custom steel doors created to serve as a metal door in a clean room, protection from extreme weather conditions, coolers and freezers. Or to fill large openings in loading docks, warehouses, parking garages, nautical and aircraft hangers.

Because metal doors are so heavy, leading to increased care and maintenance, hollow metal doors are becoming more commonplace as they are less expensive and are virtually dispensable. Rather than fixing or repairing hollow metal door, they are easy enough to simply discard and replace them with another inexpensive hollow steel door.

Government installations use metal steel doors, but its not enough to just have a door made of metal, they have greater expectations in terms of high-precision and high-performance. The most distinguishing users of metal doors are seeking out manufacturers of steel doors which can deliver better precision and performance. Architects, designers, engineers, and custom metal door manufacturers are on the lookout for the best steel doors.

Architectural Metal Doors

Sing Core puts the power to create any type of metal door made of any type of metal available. Including, but not limited to, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, Galvannealed doors, and galvanized steel doors, just to name a few.

Now your architectural metal doors are only limited by your imagination. With Sing Core inside you can design the biggest, most impressive, oversized doors (doors of any size, up to 50 ft. or more) in any style, with or without light cutouts or window openings, which may include one or more man-doors. The sky’s the limit.

Join the likes of I.M. Pei and other leading contemporary architects in creating enormous one-of-a-kind metal doors and leave your mark in the architectural world.

 

 

The Best Steel Doors

The best steel doors have characteristics which differentiate them from other metal doors which are more readily available. The best steel doors will deliver high marks on the following metal door attributes:

1. Lightweight
2. High-strength
3. High-precision
4. Insulated
5. Low-maintenance
6. Eco-friendly
7. Guaranteed

Lightweight Steel Doors

Sing Core makes the most lightweight steel doors which have solid composite cores throughout which weight little more than hollow steel doors, but with increased performance in all related areas across the board, which is the first item of business when considering whether your metal doors can pass the best metal door tests.

High Strength Steel Doors

Without compromising weight (see lightweight steel doors), Sing Core enables the best metal door manufacturers to provide their clientele with the best in superior strength performance. Even compare in side by side independent analysis, Sing Core is rated at more than 660 PSI, which is stronger than solid steel pound-for-pound, without all the unnecessary weight.

High Precision Steel Doors

When it comes to metal door manufacturing, Sing Core door making technology uses manufacturing methods which are may times more accurate than common welding used in metal door manufacturing. In fact, Sing Core possess the highest tolerances for metal door fabrication at +/- .006 tolerances, imbuing Sing Core with the highest possible precession for demanding, high end jobs.

Insulated Steel Doors

It’s not hard to fathom how safety and security can benefit from a highly insulated steel door. Whether in high end commercial or industrial applications, or amidst health care or residential applications, the addition of high insulation can offer many benefits, making Sing’s metal doors the most energy efficient steel doors.

Sing Core delivers insulation options throughout metal doors to provide added safety and security, which provide the end user benefits which can be demonstrated as sound-deadening and increased climate control characteristics. Sing Core is often featured inside the most effective sound proof metal doors and refrigeration metal doors capitalizing on the high insulation value of having Sing Core inside.

Low Maintenance Steel Doors

Metal doors with Sing Core inside are the most comprehensive of all doors when it comes to reducing maintenance costs over time. For instance, metal doors will mainly fail due to warp or deterioration over time. Unless you’re using disposable metal doors, you will be faced with regular maintenance issues, unless your metal doors have Sing Core inside.

Imagine having a metal door which requires very little maintenance over time. Metal doors with Sing Core inside are covered by the only known comprehensive 50-year guarantee in the industry. The guarantee covers everything from door warp to the door’s structure for fifty years. We know of no other door manufacturer which guarantees their doors to remain warp-free for 50 years, including the structure of the door over time.

Eco-friendly Steel Doors

For years, Sing Core has been the most earth-friendly way to manufacture high precision doors in a safe, sane, and earth-friendly manner, often touted as the most sustainable over time. The expected life of a metal door with Sing Core inside is 100 years, though it is guaranteed to last 50 years. No need to replace your steel doors except in the changing of design characteristics.

Sing Core uses very little energy and no toxic skilled-metal manufacturing methods with little or no waste in their patented manufacturing process of metal doors. Plus, due to their extreme light weight, these metal doors consume less energy in the delivery process, are much easier to manipulate and maneuver throughout the installation process, adding to the sustainability of Sing’s steel doors’ lifespan from creation throughout time.

That’s why you will find Sing Core used in very sensitive environments such as museums and archival installations which require very low volatile organic compounds (VOC) to protect their invaluable assets for centuries.

Guaranteed Steel Doors for 50 Years

Above all, your metal doors are backed in writing for remaining warp-free for 50 years, including the full structure over time. You can rest assured that you can have your steel doors guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for fifty years.

 

 

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Sliding Door Evolution

Welcome to the sliding door evolution whose time has come. Architects and designers are looking at new ways to approach the challenges which one faces when incorporating sliding doors and windows. There is a lot more to take into consideration than your ordinary hinged door, especially if you throw a few variables into the mix, taxing the ability of the door engineers to solve potential problems.

This is the new sliding door evolution, pressing the envelope beyond your parent’s sliding door into an entirely new sliding door revolution. This new generation of sliding doors includes sliding doors which can be immense in size, made of a variety of available materials, including wood, the most difficult genre of sliding door making material due to its propensity to move according to changes in the environment causing the wooden sliding doors to warp.

Sliding door warping is probably the top reason why sliding doors fail, which can lead to damage to the sliding door’s finish, hardware, or even the supporting structure. Good news for entire companies who service sliding doors that fail, bad news for the people, companies, and organizations which paid top dollar for a uniquely designed, highly functional sliding door.

Top-of-the-line high-end sliding doors and windows are expensive and when a client pays a lot of money for a one-of-a-kind door that no one else has, their performance expectations increase exponentially. They think if they pay that kind of money for a sliding door, it should be high precision, fully functional, have characteristics that separate it from less expensive over-the-counter doors, and most of all fail-proof. Which, until now, was too much to ask for.

The most discerning architectural sliding door designers and engineers can now create a high-precision sliding door made of any material that outperforms any traditional sliding door, bar none, thanks to inventor, Peter Sing’s patented Sing Core. Sing knows how to build large non-warp sliding doors.

If your sliding door has Sing Core inside, you can create a large solid composite core door (up to 50 ft. or more) that can be lightweight (1/3 the weight, or less, of other door solutions), yet stronger than steel pound-for-pound (660+ PSI). Beyond lightweight and high strength attributes, you also can enjoy an Eco-friendly sliding door solution which also offers, full insulation for increased sound deadening and climate control capabilities.

While just these attributes alone would satisfy the custom sliding door manufacturers of interior sliding doors, what about exterior sliding doors?

Exterior Sliding Doors

Sliding doors on the exterior of a structure are by far the most problematic because these doors face the most dramatic of circumstances, with one side facing the structure’s interior and the other side potentially (or fully) exposed to the elements. This is a recipe for sliding door disaster. The more extreme the conditions on either side of the door, the more potential for failure due to warping.

With Sing Core inside your sliding door, you can rest assured that your sliding door is not going to warp. In fact, the inventor himself, personally guarantees each door will not bend, twist, warp, or otherwise fail (including the structure) for 50 years. This is unheard of in the door industry until today. Sing Core is responsible for making some of the most extreme doors in the world possible.

Now, you can have a fine one-of-a-kind custom high-end sliding door manufactured just for you, with all the bells and whistles you could possibly imagine, even if your design calls for an extremely large sliding door opening, fully-backed by Sing 50-year no-fail guarantee.

Therefore, you find Sing’s doors in the most predominant locations throughout the United States, from beneath the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in between. Sing Core is changing the way door engineers and sliding door companies create the most highly advanced sliding doors in the world. This is the next evolutionary step in sliding door technology.

Yes, you find doors with Sing Core inside in the most expensive multi-million-dollar homes (like this one), and amidst the campuses of Fortune 500 companies, sophisticated science labs, universities, and are more rapidly appearing in the modern designs of industrial and military installations, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find Sing Core inside your residential home.

Sing Core is now getting the interest of real estate developers, not just the multi-million-dollar spec home builders. It is not unusual to see door shipments of 700 sliding doors being loaded onto trucks for delivery from Sing Core’s factory located in the Pacific Northwest’s Washington State to the newest real estate development(s) which could be near you. We work with construction companies and help them win the bid for quantity commercial door orders. and often help direct inquiries to help match Sing sliding doors for homeowners.

You may be living in a condominium or apartment and have a sliding door with Sing Core inside and not even know about it. And if you don’t have a sliding Sing door, maybe you should be thinking about joining the sliding door revolution and getting one for yourself.

Not surprisingly, most of the sliding doors with Sing Core inside ship to the Eastern seaboard, with most of them landing in the greater New York area where the specific characteristics of Sing’s invention are most heralded among the high-end contemporary architecture and design firms, even reaching the highest location possible on the top floor of the One World Trade Center.

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Pivot Door Trickle Down Influence

Large pivot doors are featured in the most impressive architectural designs of the most prestigious government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, industrial applications, and multi-million-dollar homes throughout the United States and the world.

There is no doubt that encountering pivot doors of this magnitude are garnering the attention of the most famed architects who are easily recognizable by name, and the most powerful creative design people in the world. It’s no wonder that the large pivot door trickle down influence is making its way into the hearts, minds, and designs of modern architectural designs, attracting the thought of upper middle-class Americans.

The only problem with these mammoth pivoting doors is that it is not enough to create a large opening and to fill it with a pivoting slab of any desired material without encountering a plethora of potential problems and shortfalls, leaving inexperienced large pivot door engineers and builders mesmerized by challenge after challenge following the decision to take on of such a project. This makes them much more expensive than standard pivot doors and may present a price threshold which may be cost prohibitive for the budget of the average homeowner.

While the large pivot door looks so good on paper and in artist’s renderings of projects, increasing the desire to have custom entry pivot doors, there’s a lot to consider before getting to the stage of installing your pivot door with any hope of it meeting your expectations fully.

Custom pivot doors are expensive, and that’s why many millworks take on such a job, because it’s a good way to support your bottom line. Though, let’s say, your millwork is providing many or all the standard doors in your project, then you introduce the idea of including custom made pivot doors. Millworks start to worry about any door which exceeds a height of eight-feet-tall and four-feet-wide.

Why so much concern about these doors, especially if they are custom pivot wood doors? The main concern is that any millwork knows that if a pivoting door is any larger than a standard piece of plywood (which even a 4-by-8 pivot door can be a challenge, performance-wise), it will not be long before these modern pivot doors fail due to warp, are so heavy that regular use of it will cause the pivot door hardware (even heavy duty pivot door hardware) to deteriorate prematurely, or cause structural damage to the facility which may not have been designed in such a way to properly host such a beautiful beast.

Exterior pivot doors provide the greatest challenge for custom pivot door designers, engineers and manufacturers because high-end pivot entry doors are used by the most demanding clientele. The aficionados demand flawless pivot door operation as they see this as an extension of themselves. Not only must the pivot door look enormously beautiful, but it must operate in the most pristine fashion without fail.

All Wood Pivot Door

If your pivot door is a large oversized wood pivot door, you know that such a door will be prone to warping, and this will reflect poorly on your clientele.

To determine if a pivot door is right for you, you must first seek out to find the perfect pivot door for your specific application. You will need to know which direction the pivot door is facing, will there be differing climates on either side of the door? Will one side of the door be exposed to the elements? Are sound-deadening or climate control desired features? In which direction will the wood grain be oriented? Will you be using solid wood/wood stave or wood veneer?

Those are just a few of the most important questions you will need to know besides how big the pivot door opening is.

If you live in the United States, you might also consider seeking out a USA pivot door company who has expertise in build high performance large wooden pivoting doors. Next you will also want to inquire regarding their guarantee. Do they guarantee their large pivot doors to not fail for 50 years?

We know of only one way to build a large Eco-friendly pivot door that comes backed with a 50-year warp-free guarantee, and those pivot doors all have one thing in common. While they may all be manufactured by different custom pivot door companies, and the biggest door manufacturers in the world, they all have Sing Core inside.

And that’s not all, a large pivot door may be the most impressive door in the emerging architectural design industry (especially for the upper echelon) the use of alternative surface materials is broadening the scope of door skin types for pivot door designs everywhere.

Metal Pivot Doors

Metal pivot doors are one of those new expanding categories which feature many different aesthetic impressions based on the metal material being featured. For instance, the industrial look of hot rolled steel pivot doors would make anyone take a second glance and take note of the unique industrial look of such a pivot door.

There are many options for incorporating the ultimate steel pivot door in your design, as you could use cold rolled steel, diamond plate steel, galvanized steel, or even a stainless-steel exterior door. You are not limited to steel pivot doors only, as your pivot door could feature any metal, such as aluminum pivot doors, or pivot doors made of brass, bronze, copper, nickel, or any other type of metal pivoting doors you might have in mind.

Architectural Pivot Doors

For the most modern pivot doors, you can design to your heart’s content using multiples of materials, like brass and glass, wood and aluminum, even glass and aluminum with wood clad. You are no longer limited to the standard glass pivot doors enjoyed by your parents or grandparents.

You can opt for pivoting French doors where the glass portion includes one-third or more of the pivot door’s surface area, or you can design wildly unique glass pivoting doors with lite opening shapes and locations which set your door apart from any other pivot door, in a sense creating a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Maybe it’s time you expanded your ideas about pivot doors where the sky is the limit for creating your most unique pivot doors of any size up to 50 ft. x 50 ft., or even larger.

Fully-insulated pivot doors with Sing Core inside do offer sound-dampening and climate control and have been used widely as sound proof doors and in refrigeration.

Custom pivot doors offer many advantages over other types of run of the mill pivot front doors and no other pivot door is more lightweight (a fraction of other solid wood-based pivot door cores), high-strength (660+ PSI, stronger than steel pound-for-pound), or high-precision (Sing Core tolerance = +/- .006 in.).

Eco-friendly Sing Core offers the best use of renewable and recycled materials to achieve the ultimate in sustainability with its power packed 50-year warp-free guarantee.

Affordable Pivot Doors

While the biggest and most expensive pivot doors may be out of reach of middle America at the moment, Sing Core is working hard toward inventor Peter Sing’s vision to have Sing Core inside every home in the USA and the world. Wide-spread interest is growing as the idea of large pivot door trickle down influence permeates all walks of life. Be looking for new developments as they become available in terms of affordable pivot doors with Sing Core inside for you.

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Master Quality Door Veneer Surfaces

Our Master Quality Doors are Complimented by Our Ultra High Quality Skin and Surface Choices

Wood Veneers

Veneer allows us to create a high end finish with less weight and cost while offering a wide assortment of beautiful door surfaces.  There are a number of different types of veneers that all provide excellent options that will compliment the styles of your structures.   Difference species generally demand a different price.  Some popular examples are Maple, White Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Alder, and Hemlock.  Veneers are sold in bundles and range in price, but generally use the most flawless wood to provide the absolute most appealing visual aspects for your doors.  Standard veneer thickness is .020″, and is often used to decorate high end furniture, cabinetry, cabinetry, floors, and even plywood. You can trust Sing Core to veneer your doors, alternatively you can get substrate only and have your veneer applied locally.*

The beauty of veneer is the high quality wood grain appearance that provides you with the most natural aesthetics.  Each piece is completely unique, because it is cut from the actual logs.  Not only does this allow you an amazing modern appearance, but also you can achieve a more vintage, timeless, or antique look.  Normally, better quality veneers are used for doors, because customers want the best looking doors they can possibly get.  Door grade veneer comes in a few distinct grades.

Huge Pivot Door Mahogany Wood Veneer

Gorgeous Massive Mahogany Wood Veneer Door

Face Cut Options

Rotary Cut Veneer – Created by spinning the log and peeling off sheets, almost like unrolling a roll of toilet paper, rotary cut veneer is the most common type of veneer.  The advantage of this type of veneer is that it results in one continuous sheet.  It is a very cost effective way of producing veneer, but it results in a very unpredictable grain pattern.

Plain Sliced or Flat Cut Veneer – This is the second most common cut.  In this method, thin layers are sliced one at a time along the width of the log.  The slices, which are also called leaves, because the blade works its way from the top of the log to the bottom, there is a gradual transition in the grain pattern.  This method of cutting parallel to the growth rings results in a V-shaped pattern that is often seen on sheets of plywood.

 

Rift Cut Veneer – Another interesting method is the rift cut process, which allows for a more straight-grained look.  In this method the log is quartered, then cut perpendicular to the grain in repeating arches.  The advantage to this is that you get a relatively uniform grain appearance.  The disadvantage to rift sawn veneer is that it costs more, because the process is more time consuming.

Quarter Sliced Veneer – This type of veneer is also sometimes called quarter cut or quarter sawn veneer.  This cut is often specified when the customer wants an exceptionally straight grain appearance.  First, the log is quartered, which allows each quarter to be sliced perpendicular to the growth rings.  Since leaves are cut more narrowly than plain sliced, they are much more easily lined up with other leaves, allowing for superior uniformity.  Despite it’s vast advantages, this method requires a larger log diameter compared to the alternative methods.  This method also achieves a sort of flaking appearance, created when the veneer knife bisects medullary rays in the tree.

Beautiful Maple Veneer Skin

Beautiful Maple Veneer Skin

 

Veneer Matching Options

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No matter what cut of veneer is applied, without proper veneer matching, your project will not turn out as expected.  Veneer matching is a true art form.  The job of matching veneer is a precise job that requires a detailed approach.  The appearance is partially determined by how the veneer slices are lined up on the doors.

Book Match Veneer – Every other veneer leaf is turned over, like the pages of a book.  With this method, the veneer will be mirrored between each consecutive two leaf section, resulting in a repeating series of symmetrical patterns.  This method is preferred by many, because of the continuity of grain.  This method produces both ascending and descending prominent characteristics of the grain.  Not all cuts of veneer can be used with the Book Matching method, however, but plain, quarter, or rift sliced veneers can all be used for this purpose.  This book end formation tends to reflect light and accept stains differently.  With this method there is also potential for wide color variation, known as “barber pole” in some species or flitches.  Despite these variations, they are still considered desirable.

Random Match Veneer – This method produces a more chaotic appearance, because pieces are generally unmatched, as if the applicator has taken a series of boards and lined them up on the surface of the door.  This produces a more old fashioned look, as something that was perhaps built before modern methods of veneer were invented.  With this method, there is often a deliberate method to reduce grain consistency.

Continuous Match Veneer – This is when the pieces of veneer are used for both the door and the transom, allowing for a very consistent look between the door and the transom.

End Match Veneer – This is generally selected for doors with transoms.  This match uses a single piece of veneer that runs from the bottom to the top of the door.   Veneer can be turned turned at the joint to achieve this appearance.

Slip Match Veneer – This is one of the quickest methods of matching veneer, but requires higher quality veneer that is fairly uniform in appearance.  Sheets are slipped out on the the surface one after the other, creating a wave of repeating patterns.  Some frown on this method, because of the abrupt joints.  This differs from book match veneer in that book match is better at hiding the joints.  Uniformity of color is superior in this method, because each piece has a similar level of light refraction.  It also allows for a relatively straight grain pattern.

Natural Variations

Because wood is an organic product, each piece has its own characteristics.  There is a vast array of grain patterns and formations, which can vary among trees and different flitches.  Because of that, some trees may not meet standards.  Other trees may considered of exceptional quality.  Prices may also vary depending on the quality and appearance of the veneer.  Because of variations in natural grain of each tree and differences in cuts, you can experience amazingly unique grain, pattern, and color, for each leaf of veneer, which translates into an an unlimited variations in door appearances.

In all cases, the natural wood quality will improve and compliment design elements, especially if the wood is applied in its natural state, unfettered by paints and enamels which might hinder the actual beauty of the wood.

Some species, like maple and birch can show a wide variety of color ranges.  When it comes to maple and birch unlimited amounts of sapwood and heartwood, large portions may be unusable, because of unacceptable color.  Sapwood lighter in color, while heartwood is darker in color.  There is also the issue with light, dark, and color streaks, spots, and color variation that results from mixing sapwood with heartwood.  If these sorts of variants in color and grain are not desired by you or your customers, veneer must be selected accordingly.  If lighter shades of veneer are desired, you must specify sapwood maple or birch.  If darker shades are required, you should select heartwood, however, this type is often limited in supply.

 * = Professional veneering can be very tricky. If you are getting substrate from Sing Core and having your millwork (or someone else) apply the veneer, be certain to affirm that they have the expertise to apply the veneer appropriately. We use the highest level of professional veneer professional and techniques. We can guarantee our veneering, if you have veneering done off-site, it is their responsibility to do it correctly. A faulty veneer could jeopardize your Sing warranty.

 

Door Graphics and Murals

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Our doors make an exceptional surface for applying murals, canvases, or printed wraps and images.  This is an excellent way to make an otherwise standard looking door, beautiful and vibrant.

In recent years, graphics, scenes, or photos applied to the surfaces of doors that turn your openings into true works of art.  This style of door is only limited by your imagination!  Some examples are as follows:

  • Fine Art: Amazing portraits, scenery and landscapes, animals, objects like cars and still life images
  • Photos: Nature, wildlife, underwater scenes, forests
  • Designs: Patterns, colors, shapes, and other abstract art
  • Wood Grains: Any sort of wood species, style, or colors
  • Plants: Beautiful flowers, leaves, barks, and other plant based imagery
  • Textures: Pebbled, rusted, grainy, smooth, baked earth and other textures
  • Other: Anything you can imagine can be printed Sing Core doors as long as you have high quality electronic images and graphic files.

We start with a smooth tempered board or Medium Density Overlay (MDO) for a best quality finish, or select a wood veneer or paint grade option for your highest quality finishes.  This is only limited by your imagination!