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
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.
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