Sliding metal doors were all the rage in commercial, industrial, and residential applications in the fifties and sixties. The only problem with these doors was that they were costly to maintain because these sliding metal doors were so heavy. It’s a lot of extra weight to add to a structure, especially if the structure isn’t manufactured primarily of concrete and steel.
Rollers would breakdown, bearing would fail, tracks would deteriorate, as the maintenance costs piled up over the lifespan of the door. Now, thanks to Sing Core, there is a solution for making Eco-friendly sliding metal doors which are lightweight, with Sing’s patented solid hybrid core.
The classic design and look of sliding metal doors are making a comeback in modern contemporary architectural designs and it is having huge impact, especially if the sliding metal doors are very large in size.
This new resurgence in metal sliding door design is implementing all types of metal, primarily focused upon aluminum door, stainless steel door, galvanized steel door, cold rolled steel door, and hot rolled steel door, in that order of popularity among modern architects and designers.
When contemplating the incorporation of a large metal sliding door into your design, there are many considerations to take into account. Will there be maintenance required regularly over the life of the door? In most cases, large doors will need regular maintenance to keep them functioning properly, and to repair or replace them if they either become damaged or start to warp.
Any metal door could be made of any type of available metal, though some types may be cost prohibitive, and others may be too soft to deliver consistent high performance over time, so it’s best to know your metals before you specify the material, unless, of course, price and regular maintenance are not an issue.
Aluminum and steel sliding doors definitely lead the pack over all metal sliding doors, and exterior steel doors are a hot item, and when they encounter direct sunlight, that’s when things start moving. That’s a problem which could prevent the steel sliding door from operating correctly and may cause undo stress on hardware, leading to all kinds of other problems.
When a warping metal sliding door is of concern, Sing Core is the solution, especially for modern metal doors over three-and-a-half feet wide and seven feet tall. Inventor Peter Sing can help architectural door designers to create large metal doors which can be guaranteed warp-free for fifty years.
In fact, if you have a large metal door with a 50-year warp-free guarantee, that door has Sing Core inside and it was designed, engineered, built, and finished to achieve those special results.
While Sing Core is found inside the best metal sliding doors in the world, Sing Core does not make sliding doors. Sing Core works hand-in-hand with the best millworks and metal door fabricators in the world. The result of this massive team effort to achieve such high-end sliding metal doors. No detail is overlooked.
It takes a village to build a lightweight, high strength, metal sliding door that is a one of a kind piece of work which is made to last for centuries and guaranteed to remain warp-free for at least 50 years.