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Pivot Door | Pivot Door

If you’re contemplating the design of a new structure or considering a major remodel of an existing structure, then you’re also looking for incorporating a new pivot door. The approach of featuring a pivot door in your project is one of the most significant features in contemporary architecture design today.

To achieve maximum impact of adding a pivot door to your structure, size and location makes all the difference. Used as a pivot entry door your pivot door is the primary access point for visitors as it is the first thing they see and/or touch prior to entering your structure.

To garner the most impact a large pivot front door increases curb appeal exponentially as the luring pivot front door garners attention of those approaching the structure from far away and draws them in.

How large should your pivot door be as your primary access point? The answer is a resounding, “As large as possible,” because the general consensus is that the bigger the pivot door the better. It is not uncommon for pivoting front doors to take a floor to ceiling approach for maximum attention-grabbing power.

How to Design a Pivot Door

Approaching large pivot doors is not for the faint of heart, and be prepared to allow a decent allowance for your pivot door in your budgeted expenses because large pivot doors can be costly.

A pivot door can be finished in any available flat building material which limits the possibilities only by your imagination, so don’t hesitate to fully exercise your creativity and let your imagination overflow.

Once you’ve decided on what material your pivot door will be made of, you will want to ponder how such a pivot door could be made. To make a large pivot door out of any solid material may be problematic because large pivot doors, especially if they are over 8 ft tall and 3.5 feet wide are going to be very heavy.

This extra weight can create problems for transporting, handling, and installing your pivot door throughout the process. Other considerations include strength-related threats to the pivot door’s precision and survivability.

Will it delaminate, warp, bend, or twist?

Can you get a large pivot door that can be guaranteed?

In most, if not all, cases, your large pivot door will be excluded from the rest of the door schedule which is protected by manufacturer warranty, because large pivot doors are prone to failure, as soon as the next season or climate change.

How to Spec a Pivot Door

The best way to spec your large pivot door is to note that it is to have, “Sing Core inside.”

Sing Core works hand in hand with millworks and custom pivot door manufacturers to create the ultimate pivot door, and it does start with having Sing Core inside.

Sing Core is the revolutionary pivot door core material which is based on inventor Peter Sing’s patented reinforced torsion box core which creates a solid composite structure which combined with Sing’s patent pending stiffener technology can create a Sing pivot door substrate which can compensate for any surface material that would otherwise be prone to warping or failure.

See also: How to Build the Best Large Pivot Entry

50-year Pivot Door Guarantee

The resulting pivot door, a team effort or Sing’s True Flat Team and your favorite millwork or custom pivot door manufacture comprises a large pivot door which can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years, including a full structure warranty.

See also: Affordable Pivot Door Evolution

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Dallas Innovation Center Ceiling

Sing Core is proud to play a small role in providing materials for the Blue Cross Blue Shield’s C1 Innovation lab in Dallas’ West End.

In the push for creative space that expands the limits of corporate culture and challenges the norm of industrial design, designers are searching for new materials that make their vision a reality. One beautiful example of this trend coming to reality is this space shown below.

Ceiling the Deal with Lightness and Strength

Although Sing Core has wide spread representation in the large door market in high end custom and architectural projects across the country, occasionally innovative professionals will design our product into more creative works. Above you see our light weight, strong, and warp-free patented Sing Core honeycomb technology employed as ceiling that breaks the mold of traditional design.

In this application, our technology provides a solid backing for the stark straight lines that will maintain the crisp lines indefinitely.  While the geometric pattern breaks the mold of lifeless square office spaces and imbues the open design with a creative touch, our lightweight torsion box internal grid structure makes the whole system easy to work with and cheap to hang. Extravagant hardware costs are not longer an issue with our material that is 1/3 the weight of wood yet stronger than steel.

Sing Core in Rehab Buildings

For a few decades now, companies have been rehabilitating old factories and square brick structures for using as cutting edge research and development facilities. Companies find that having a place away from the main corporate office allows for improved creativity and independent thought.

Abandoned building provide a unique and cost effective way to attract a younger, hipper work force while maintaining a centrally located position in America’s key cites that the upcoming generation of creative people prefer.

In this environment, Sing Core is a natural choice. Our material itself is a play on natural and commonly found building products transformed in to a form that transcends conventional reality. The strength to weight ratio of our patented core is almost surreal to behold and can be employed in applications that push the boundary of what is possible.

Built for Innovation

These spaces are designed to inspire creativity. These timeless building with their historical air of conformity filled inside without exciting out-of-the-box design presents an intriguing paradox that excites the mind to great effect.

Here at Sing Core we are constantly pushing the envelope by iteratively improving our solutions. Although our product is not flashy, our rigidity is the foundation upon which amazing possibilities are built.

Every time that we are able to contribute in our way to the creation of an amazing work such as the C1 Innovation Center, we can be proud of the countless years spend developing and refining our product.

How Can We Help You?

Sing Core is a specialist in the creation of light, strong, warp-free panels of almost any size. If you have a project that can use a panel of particular size, strength, or precision please contact us via our price quote  page and let us see how we can help you today!!

 

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Classic Hidden Hallway Door

Sing Core is known for it’s large, showy doors. But, our lightweight door technology has many varied applications. Whenever style and durability are a factor, Sing Core panels deliver where others cannot.

A Unique Addition to Your Project

Nothing sells a finished product like the little touches. When you think that everything else has been tried, consider adding a hidden door to your project.

Hidden doors allow for additional space utilization in a design while minimizing visual clutter due to door framing and hardware. This gorgeous example, built by one of Sing Core’s clients using our patented lightweight honeycomb technology, oozes refinement and class. At a glance, the door melds in to the hallway molding and leaves the  lines unobstructed.

Our Panels are Your Canvas

An artist cannot paint without a strong canvas, likewise a builder cannot make living art without strong building materials to form their creations.

Sing Core door slabs come with a 50-year warp-free guarantee that demonstrates the underlying stability and quality of our materials. We stand by our ability to create doors that are:

  • Lightweight
  • Sound proof
  • High insulation value
  • Straight
  • Strong
  • and Dependable

When You Client Demands the Best

May companies on the market offer a variety of door cores. We acknowledge that our product is not the right solution on all situations. For doors of usual sizes and applications, or exacting production standards leave little flexibility in pricing to meet budget demands. Where our doors shine is in very large, high tolerance, or very high end applications.

When all that maters is the best possible outcome for your project, then remember Sing Core and our patented and patent pending “honeycomb” door technology cannot be beat.

Smooth, Flush Trim, and Anything You Can Imagine

Flush is just the start of the possibilities when it comes to high end custom doors. With Sing Core almost any possibility to can be realized. Almost any size can be realized using the unique strength and straightness of our honeycomb core. Too thin and too big are not in our vocabulary.

The real question is how big can you imagine? What do you and your clients seek to realize?

A Miraculous Material

Many people are surprised to see how much then can accomplish beyond the norm with Sing Core backing their work. For us strength is really not a problem. Warping can be relegated to a fear of the past.

We would be boosting to say these things if the product didn’t warrant the praise. But in this case we can, in humility, say that what we provide top end millworks, construction companies, and architects pushes the boundary of what is possible.

When you use Sing Core you are in the driver’s seat. Do you want metal skin, solid wood skin, paint, plastic, fiberglass? Almost anything can be realized with less weight and greater strength than even aluminum or other space age door technologies.

What Can We Do For You?

Although we aren’t the right fit for every project, when your design has unique needs remember that Sing Core is there to back you up.

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Sing Sound Isolation Doors

One of the outstanding attributes of Sing Core is its ability to be included in the composition matrix of some of the most advanced sound doors made in the USA. The patented composite construction of Sing Core’s reinforced torsion box core helps to stabilize and further insulate highly effective high-end sound doors for the most critical sound applications.

Due to the sound deadening properties of mass, the heavier the better. Yet an extremely large or heavy door poses many complications for installers and maintenance staff over time. That is, unless your sound proof door has Sing Core inside.

Now, you can enjoy a soundproof door without all the extra weight of a heavy sound door. Laminating heavy panels together to create the most effective sound door can also problematic, unless you’re entrusting your lamination to Sing Core which is fully versed in the complications which might arrive in the process of making a sound proof door.

If you have an acoustical door with a 50-year warranty, there’s a good chance that it was designed and built with Sing Core inside. The sound isolation experts in the industry are engineering and specifying their acoustic door include Sing Core as a vital component of their soundproofing materials battery.

Standard door sizes are available as are very large elephant doors in any configuration necessary for your applications, including hinge doors, sliding doors, barn doors, carriage doors, warehouse doors, industrial doors, even stile and rail doors in any size custom built to your specifications.

Performance of a Sing sound door is consistent throughout the door’s span covering frequencies from 50 Hz to 10,000 Hz.

A smooth plywood slab is ready for any exterior stain, paint, or additional treatment engineered or designed by your architect or design team, and ready to be finished by your millwork or custom sound door manufacturer.

Using Sing Core inside your sound isolation doors is the only way to have create lightweight soundproof hotel doors, soundproof office doors, and soundproof residential doors for those demanding projects.

Sing Core is the only lightweight, high strength door soundproofing material which does not compromise STC ratings and is a key component of how to soundproof a door which is not so incredibly heavy.

Sing architectural sound door slabs are built to your specs and can be fully tested and rated by our local sound door testing facility, is one of the most advanced testing labs in the world.

Of all soundproofing solutions Sing Core’s patented reinforced torsion box core acoustic is and effective underlayment in soundproof exterior acoustic doors whether your soundproofing is engineered for a sound deadening interior door or as an external noise barrier.

Sing Core has found its way into the best vocal booths and home theater soundproofing as specified by top-rated sound engineers.

Besides soundproof doors, Sing Core is also utilized as a soundproofing barrier in wall sound proofing, soundproofing ceilings.

For premium noise control without all that extra weight, have your sound engineer consider putting Sing Core inside your next soundproof door.

You are not limited to traditional standard door sizes, as each Sing sound door blank is a one of a kind piece of art, hand made in the USA.

Lead times are four to eight weeks for Sing sound doors without additional rush charges.

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Google Best Pivot Door

If you want to find the best door in the world for you next project all you need to do is to use the best tool for finding the best doors, such as:

Google search pivot door

Google search pivot door

If you’re looking for the what constitutes the best doors, then you might search for the most expensive door. You will find that the door companies which can make the most expensive doors which outperform all other doors in terms of weight, strength, and longevity are the hardest to make. That is, unless you know the secret.

Best Door Secret

Pivot doors are problematic because they only have two points of contact whereby the pivot door is operated and anchored by the pivot door hinges.

Hinge doors can be secured by multiple hinges, even a full length piano hinge which anchors one whole side of the door completely. Even so, with one side fully anchored, a large door will warp, bend, twist or cup, causing it to fail. A warped door will compromise the door seal and may not be able to allow the door latch to secure properly.

High End Pivot Doors

Pivot doors rely only on those two pivot points, one on the top of the door, and the other opposite it on the bottom of the door. It is imperative for a functioning pivot door to remain straight and true, or else you cannot operate it properly.

Only the best pivot door companies can make a high-end pivot door which can perform over time without failing due to door warp.

50-year Warp-free Guarantee

All you have to do, is to contact the top pivot door manufacturers on your search results and ask them if they offer a large pivot door with a 50-year guarantee.

If they do, these doors will all have Sing Core inside.

With Sing Core inside your pivot door, it will be lightweight (a fraction the weight of other solid core pivot doors), and high-strength (at 660+ PSI, stronger than steel pound-for-pound).

9 ft wide warp -free weatherproof pivot door

9 ft wide warp -free weatherproof pivot door

You also have the added benefit of having a pivot door which is fully insulated for climate control and sound deadening capabilities (Sing Core can be found inside the most efficient soundproof doors in the world).

You Can Laugh or Cry

When you discover the secret of the most expensive high-end doors, you might start to laugh, but before you start laughing, think about this:

You might be crying, if you make the wrong decision, and find yourself in possession of a weak door which may fail prior to when you might have expected.

This is why most large door manufacturers will exclude large doors (over 7 ft tall and 3.5 ft wide) in the door schedule from the warranty following installation. Chances are they will start to fail at the next change of season.

21 ft tall aluminum pivot door

Then you might reason (as many have) that if Sing Core can make the best doors in the world the most valuable doors in the world, then Sing Core could make anything better, and it does.

Doors and So Much More

Entire homes have been made of Sing Core, which is available in post and beam and panel formats, changing the way homes are built, including all the interior and furniture inside a Sing home.

Sing Core makes everything better and its Eco-friendly nature makes everything more sustainable over time.

Guaranteed for 50 years but built to last centuries


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Sing Stile and Rail Doors

The Sing-style approach to stile and rail doors is a horse of a different color amidst the age-old door industry. Sing stile and rail doors are lighter in weight and stronger than steel yet made of nearly any flat building material available, not matter how they’re built.

Sing Stile and Rail Look

Our most sought-after stile and rail manufacturing method produces a stile-and-rail-looking door from a solid composite Sing door slab which feature alternating wood grain orientations on the door surface to emulate the look and feel of a stile and rail door without any weak spots.

The resulting Sing Stile and rail door made of a solid door panel is the strongest, lightweight, most insulated, Eco-friendly door proudly made in the USA.

Sing Stile and Rail Construction

Even among the most tried and true stile and rail door manufacturers, they know that the only way to build a large stile and rail door which can be guaranteed not to warp for 50 years, is with Sing Core inside.

Rather than build a stile and rail looking surface and applying it to a solid slab of Sing Core, traditional stile and rail manufacturers prefer to use stile and rail components with Sing Core inside.

Basically, this means that all the stile and rail components are manufactured by Sing Core in building material formats which are very similar to our post and beam configurations, and/or furniture panels. These are assembled by your favorite stile and rail door builder just as they would any traditional wood stile and rail door components.

Sing Stile and Rail Advancements

You might be surprised what benefits can be enjoyed by custom door makers who construct their doors using patented Sing products. This new, revolutionary door building material is

Lightweight Stile and Rail Doors

Weighing in at a fraction of other solid core doors, Sing stile and rail doors can be very lightweight, even if they are very big doors, without threatening the longevity of the door’s performance over time.

High Strength Stile and Rail Doors

Stile and rail doors made of Sing Core are incredibly strong. Rated at 660 PSI, Sing Core is stronger than steel pound for pound, thanks to Peter Sing’s patented solid composite torsion box core substrate, incredible unsupported spans are possible, enabling doors with Sing Core inside to outperform any other lightweight door.

50 Year Stile and Rail Guarantee

Professional grade Sing Core has such a high precision tolerance (+/- .006 in.) and withstands just about any variance in conditions across the board, that these are the only door which can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years, including full structure warranty.

Eco-friendly Sing Core

Using Sing Core is the Eco-friendliest way to build a sustainable door, which is made with a smart combination of minimal natural and recycled material combined to create this revolutionary door core material which is the lightest weight and highest strength way to build doors of any kind.

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New Revolutionary Door Technology by Sing Core

We offer our services to support door manufacturers in building stronger, lightweight, high precision and warp-free (AWI warp standard) insulated doors using our patented and patent pending Sing Door Blanks and Sing Stile and Rail frames.

Sing Core’s specialty is assisting to create incredibly large and extremely wide door panels which door manufacturers can utilize to build the most challenging high-end doors.

Large Quantity Production Runs

We can also assist in the high-quantity production runs for doors using our facility to pre-build base doors which might otherwise create a bottleneck for common door manufacturers. We love taking over the assembly line bulk of your large door orders with rapid turnaround times.

You choose your method of building your Sing Core door blanks:

1. Sing Door Core Panel

You specify the length, the width, and thickness of your Sing door blank, built to your specifications. You determine the insulation value and skin material, and we do the rest. The Sing door core panel method is the strongest and best Eco-friendly insulated door solution for any sized door, even large oversized wooden doors, available in almost any style.

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2. Stile and Rail Door Frame

For our customers and their clients who prefer the standard design of stile and rail doors, we provide the manufacture of a stile and rail formatted frame made of any combination of Sing panel, post and beam configurations to create the most sustainable stile and rail doors, which are finished by only the best millworks and custom door manufacturers. Sing Core provides the most significant improvement to stile and rail technology (besides automation) in the last 100 years to create the strongest, lightweight, most high-precision, and warp-free performance in the history of the door industry.

Doors of Almost Any Style Could be Made with Sing Core Inside

1. Pivot Doors

Pivot doors are the highest and best use of Sing Core because for the most part, pivot doors are quite large in size and are often much thicker than a standard door. If your intention is to feature a real wood finish, you know you’re going to be in trouble, that’s when the warp-free attributes of patented Sing Core shines through as the only way to build a large wood door which can be guaranteed to offer warp-free performance over time: 50 years, guaranteed, on professional grade doors.

2. Sliding Doors / Pocket Doors

Sliding Doors often present problems when they are very large due to their sensitivity and tendency to move, bend, or cup in response to changes in the environment, for which Sing Core is the perfect solution.

Large bypass sliding doors are likely to deface, scar, or otherwise damage themselves if they are not kept straight and true by being built with Sing Core inside in advance of bypass door failure.

Pocket doors, which are the most problematic of all sliding doors, because they hide within a cavity are highly benefited from being built with Sing Core inside. If warped, the finish of the door may be compromised as it brushes against the frame or cavity’s interior, and if it cups or bends too far, may become lodged either inside or outside of the pocket unable to open and close as a door. Sing Core keeps them straight and true.

3. Hinged Doors

Hinged doors are for the most part manageable even when facing a certain degree of warp, which is normal in normal sized doors. Problems arise when doors are very large, especially if over 7 ft. tall or 3.5 ft. wide. Any movement or change in the door’s being compromised is increased exponentially in relation to the dimensions of the door. Not a problem with Sing Core’s professional door blanks.

Diverse types of hinged doors, such as French doors, sliding folding doors, front entry doors, and carriage doors (among other types of hinged doors), all present varying challenges when migrating from the drawing board to the real world, and Sing Core makes the difference.

Door Sizes

While Eco-friendly insulated Sing door blanks could be used in doors of any size, the efficacy is maximized in door performance in any door over 7 ft. tall and 3.5 ft. wide. This is why you find Sing Core inside the largest doors in high-end homes, businesses, and industrial sites, because it’s the only way to build a large door which can remain straight and true, regardless of the size of the door, while still remaining lightweight.

Door Shapes

Since every door slab manufactured by Sing Core is likened unto a one-of-a-kind piece of art, architects and designers are free to create a door of any size and shape using any available flat building material.

Sing door slabs can be created to accommodate any shaped design in any thickness, and so it goes for any shaped light cutout for glass openings.

Skin Options

Sing door slabs are available in almost any skin you want, limited only by flatness (surface material must be flat), ability to be laminated, and availability.

Some examples include, paint grade plywood, aluminum, brass, cement board, cold rolled steel, concrete, diamond plate steel, fiberglass, FRP, galvanized steel, glass, hot rolled steel, LVL, Masonite, stainless steel, any wood species including exotic species, and many more.

Our most common specialty includes the cold pressing of solid wood stave to our patented and patent pending core material, resulting in natural wood doors that can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years. Unheard of in the wood working industries. We also supply high end millworks with hot-press-ready warp-free substrates to apply their skins to.

Light Openings

Available in any size and any shape, based on your drawing(s).

STC-rated Sound Doors

We assist in the creation of sound reducing or sound proof doors which can be STC-rated at our local world-renowned pro sound testing lab. Some typical composite configurations include combinations of steel, sheetrock, MDF, and other materials to achieve the sound proof results to meet your specifications.

Fire Proof Doors

We build fire proof doors to your specs and can have them rated at the fire-rating facilities selected by our fire proof door clients.

And that’s just scratching the surface…

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Sing Core: Your AWI Partner for Large Doors

Panel made in USA, exported to Thailand

Sing Core is your AWI partner for achieving high end results in large applications. We specialize in supplying large doors to fellow AWI member millworks and trade professionals for use in their projects.

Sing Core offers a wide selection of skins and custom shapeslight openings, thickness, and size (almost unlimited) to accommodate any extreme door design. Nearly any size or style of door can be made from  Sing panels or Sing stiles and rails.

Large doors at risk of warping can be manufactured of Sing Core for insulated, lightweightstrong, and ultra-high-precision, with increased longevity and sustainability for Eco-friendly doors.

Professional doors made with Sing Core inside can be covered by our warp-free 50-year guarantee.

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How to Join Sing Doors

When your beautiful new Sing Core door sections arrive, it is important to take the time to glue the door together properly. Although Sing Core panels are guaranteed warp-free, we cannot guarantee work done on site. Failure to properly follow these directions may result in a poor final product.

Sing Splines Don’t Crack

Sing Core uses our patented core material as a spine to join several panels on site. Unlike solid wood, the stability of the core material means that there is no danger of cracking or splitting of the seam at the join location.

Join on Site in Three Steps

1. Lay Your Door Panels Flat

It is crucial that all of your panels are resting on a flat surface and are completely level.  If you attempt to glue the panels together against a wall, or any way other than flat, you will end up with a crooked joint and a “warped” door. The first step to join a Sing Core sectional door is to lay the panels on a flat surface. Any flat clean surface will work. For very large doors we like to use two straight beams laid on the ground along  to hold the top and bottom of each door segment.

2. Insert Your Biscuits or Spline into the Edge of One Panel

Each biscuit and slot are precisely cut to join with the greatest strength. Carefully, push or hammer each biscuit lightly in place into the edge of one panel. Then your panels are ready for joining.

3. Joining the Panels

The final step in joining a modern sliding or pivot door is to press the sides together. This can be accomplished a variety of ways, including gentle application of a sledge hammer, a few ratchet straps, clamps, or any other means you have of providing joining force. Once joined, the door is strong and secure, built to last, and can be finished and installed as any other Sing Core door.    
Joining Large Sliding Pocket and Pivot Doors

Joining Large Sliding Pocket and Pivot Doors-Animated

Joining in Action

How to Clamp at the Join

When you want perfect alignment for very high tolerance applications, it’s best to sandwich each joint with a straight guide temporarily during the gluing process. In order to make your process easier, Sing Core offers construct custom true straight guides for your application and ship them with your order. These guides are made with the same high precision core material as our other products and offer superior ease and performance. Specify you would like clamping guides when you place your order and we will gladly include them for you.

Sing Beam

If you have a very wide and large door, you might consider ordering a straight Sing beam to keep the top and bottom of the door in process perfectly straight in addition to the temporary guide to make sure the door perfectly flat the entire length.
Let us know if you would like sing beams added to your order and we would be happy to oblige.

Summary

The flatness of your door depends on how flat your sections are when they cure. Any warping in the mold will be retained once the glue drys, so it is vitally important that you clamp up your sections precisely straight.