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Big Aluminum Door

Patented Sing Core’s unique attributes enables us to make the biggest doors that are lightweight, extremely strong and Eco-friendly. Sing Core produces the only affordable solution to building a big door that can be guaranteed true flat… and will stay flat for lifetimes. Sing Core doors are pre-insulated and are resistant to climate change, bend, warp, twist, rot and insect threat.

big-aluminum-doors-37-foot-tallBig Doors for Your Big Expectations

Sing Core can help solve the challenges facing architects and designers. Obviously size is where Sing Core shines, but we also help solve other issues that face designers. Some of the functionality solutions that we help to provide include:

Lightweight

The larger a door becomes the heavier it gets. This can be a huge problem because these heavy doors cause strain on the structure and hardware. Lightweight big sing aluminum doors help to mitigate the damages of traditionally too-heavy-to-be-practical doors.

High Strength

There are other lightweight panels solutions that use honeycomb technology, but they simply do not have the strength, that is why the aerospace community is looking at Sing Core. Other lightweight composite core material used in aircraft are may not be heavy, but only weigh-in at 10-to-100 PSI, while Sing Core has been tested at 660 PSI, and could be upgraded to meet nearly any specification(s).

Eco-friendly

Green-eco-friendly-sing-coreIn this topsy-turvy world, Made in the USA Eco-friendly Sing Core is the true green building material that supports our commitment to make the world a better place for all of its inhabitants, while being the most significant, revolutionary new building material invention to be introduced in this century.

Affordable

When compared to other materials, like other space-age composite panels, Sing Core is not only more environmentally friendly but costs much less that the others. Why not get all the added value and benefit of Sing Core at a fraction of the price?

True Flat

One of the problems of big doors, is that they tend to warp or twist over time, making a secure seal all but impossible compromising your project and calling for continued maintenance. Not so with your big Sing door, which can be customized to be true flat literally forever even under the most rigorous conditions.

Stay Flat

It’s one thing to install a big door, especially a large sliding door, and have it be flat when installed… but only a Sing Core big aluminum door will stay flat, virtually forever. This means huge savings in maintenance costs due to having the door’s flatness fail over time.

Pre-insulated

Sing Core’s big aluminum doors are all packed with insulation imbued with an R-value that saves energy, while offering sound dampening qualities. And these values can be custom-suited to meet your specifications for energy efficiency or sound proofing.

Traditional-Torsion-Box-DiagramElement-proof

Your Sing big aluminum door is resistant to climate change and can handle the most extreme weather conditions per your specifications. Due to Sing Core’s unique vertical grain torsion box design these big aluminum doors are will not bend, warp, twist, rot or suffer damage due to insect or vermin assault.

How big can a Sing Door be?

To date, less than 50 feet for a single door panel is no problem… and we would certainly welcome the challenge of providing a solution that exceeds the 50 foot barrier.

How to BuyMetal Composite Sing Core panels are true straight, light and strong.

To order Big Aluminum Doors submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

Easy Ordering

All we need to know is the length, width, thickness and what you desire on the exterior, and your custom specialty panels are made to order. Getting a quote for your specialty product, is easy, thanks to our simple online order system.

Bulk Discounts

If you’re looking for a bargain price, remember, the more you order, the less expensive your total order will be per piece. Quantity and wholesale inquiries are encouraged. Feel free to contact us for more information. Click here for Closeout specials.

Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

Fast delivery: Any thickness and almost any length, less than 5 ft wide, can be made with in 48 hours if it is rush order.

SINGCORE Big Aluminum Doors are easy to order. You may choose from our stock panels or order custom sized panels. Our price is based on the length, width, thickness, and quantity. Submit a Work Order by fax or email, and we will give you a quote within one business day. If you have a tight budget, give us a call, we might have an alternative solution tailored to your needs.

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Architectural Door Specifications

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General Specifications

Standard insulated flush door pre hung door marine grade plywood fiberglass aluminumStandard Sing Core doors are manufactured with patented Sing Core material as the base interior substrate of the door. The Sing Core substrate material is created using a vertical grain natural wood torsion box design while the traditionally empty voids are filled wall to wall with recycled foam. The foam material is available in various forms depending on your specification. The default is recycled EPS foam. Natural wood lock blocks are positioned at locations as necessary for locking mechanism placement or as anchor points. The core material is wood framed by 1 ¾ “ natural wood for finishing strength and attaching hardware. The torsion box is completed by adhering an exterior material (skin) according to your specifications. The default is a wood-grain (Luan) material. Bonding agent used in adhesion of the entire composite material is formaldehyde-free.

Click here for tips on How to Create the Right Sing Panel for your specific project.

Every Sing Core manufactured door is unfinished (unless specified otherwise) and is guaranteed for 10 years for structural integrity.

Detailed Specifications:

Scope: Subject to local building codes, the standard Sing Core door is intended for use in:

  • Single family dwelling interior applications
  • Multifamily dwelling, low-rise professional office, library and low-rise motel interior applications
  • Lighter use industrial building and factory, hotel and retail sales building interior applications

Product Description: 1 ¾” side-hinged door panel manufactured by Sing Core

  • Door component includes paint-grade door panel only

Door Panel Materials: Sing Core doors are manufactured using Eco-friendly cold-press process. Composite materials include:

  • 5x10-lockblock-2-sideSing Core vertical wood-grain torsion substrate filled with recycled EPS foam
  • Core material is framed with wood stiles and rails
  • Facings are wood veneer (Luan)
  • Formaldehyde-free bonding agent is used for adhesion of all components

Architectural Specifications Substitutes

For information on some of our architectural substitutes click here.

Interior Blocking: Solid wood implants are inserted as lock blocks or anchor points. Also additional stiles (vertical wood implants) or rails (horizontal wood implants) can be positioned at any desired location inside the door. (Note: Depending on your expectations, solid wood implants should be supported by at least 12 inches of Sing Core material to maintain true flatness.)

Delivery: Reasonable care is taken to ensure safe transportation of your Sing Core door from factory to your location including proper crating to protect the natural beauty of your door during transport.

Storage and Protection: Store your Sing Core door in an upright position and allow to acclimate to room temperature following shipment receipt or prior to finishing or installation.

Preparation: Per manufacturer’s specifications, ensure that door frame openings are constructed plumb, true and level prior to installation. Select fasteners of adequate type, number and quality to assure proper function.

Installation: Installer shall be specialized in the installation of the type of work that is associated with the project and will comply with manufacturer’s installation policies and procedures to ensure proper end use.

  • Verify that hinging and latching assemblies operate freely and correctly

Add-stiles-and-rails-to-your-sing-door-as-anchor-points-drawingFinishing: The finishing of the Sing Core standard door is the responsibility of the client due to the product being delivered in paint-grade quality unless specified otherwise in writing. Any sealing must be in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications to protect against a variety of environmental conditions as necessary.

  • Edge-band edges to encapsulate Sing Core (see T-molding)
  • Seal all 6 surfaces with two coat minimum on operable panel(s)
  • Finishing or re-finishing must be completed following acclimatization and installed within 7 days
  • Avoid finishing after rain (or damp) or during periods of higher than average humidity
  • At least once a year, conduct periodic inspections of coating to ensure no door components are exposed
  • Reseal the surface as necessary

Machining: Sing Core doors are easy to work with in the millwork shop for CNC machining or on-site for finishing, sawing, sanding, cutting and fastening. No specialized skills or equipment is necessary, other than standard woodworking tools. Treat Sing Core doors just like you would any other standard door blank.

Strength Performance: Patented Sing Core has an unsurpassed strength as compared to other lightweight substrate materials tested at 660 PSI (based on 2″ x 2″ grids and 3/4″ thick) for superior structural integrity and is resistant to warp, twist and crack when compared to other materials.

Light Weight Performance: Sing Core weighs much less than other traditional building materials, as much as 50% less; or more, as little as 4 lbs. per sq. ft. yet sustainable and true green technology.

Insulation Performance: Standard Sing Core doors feature built-in insulation value with an R3 (can be upgraded to to R6.5 or more) rating per inch, depending on architect’s specifications.

Acoustical Performance: Sing Core standard doors have a natural sound-deadening quality for noise control. Standard sound transmission class (STC) is 30*. Additional noise control specifications can be met at the behest of the customer or designer and must be noted in advance.

Eco-friendly: Sing Core is manufactured using natural wood fibers, no formaldehyde, or toxic chemicals, is created using less energy than any other core material with little or no waste. The structure of Sing Core is 100% renewable (nature-grown) clean fiber and/or recycled material.

Warranty: Sing Core professional manufactured doors can be structurally guaranteed and warp-free for 50 years under normal conditions.

Basic Sing Door Spec Drawings: Click here

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Custom-cut Window/Lite Openings: Lite openings for glass inserts can be custom cut per your specifications (drawings above show examples of standard openings) for glass insertion.

Door Specifications

Door Width
Rough Opening Width
Rough Opening Height 6/8
2/0 (Single) 26″ 82-1/2″
2/4 (Single) 30″ 82-1/2″
2/6 (Single) 32″ 82-1/2″
2/8 (Single) 34″ 82-1/2″
3/0 (Single) 38″ 82-1/2″
4/0 (Double) *50″ 82-1/2″
4/8 (Double) *58″ 82-1/2″
5/0 (Double) *62″ 82-1/2″
5/4 (Double) *66″ 82-1/2″
6/0 (Double) *74″ 82-1/2″

See also: Door Technical Information

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* Note: STC rating varies according to size, thickness, skin, and other factors. Sing Core does not rate doors, although we are fortunate enough to have one of the best sound testing labs in the world, here in the Pacific Northwest. If you require a specific STC rating, Sing Core can build a door to your architectural specifications and have the resulting door tested at our rating facility for an official rating.

 

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Architects Material Support

architects-material-suuportSing Core partners with architects to help bring their creations to life. In many ways, Sing Core would not have its place in the building materials industry, if not for concerned and creative architects looking to push the envelope of contemporary designs. Assisting architects is the backbone of the Sing Core model.
We are so excited to work hand-in-hand with our architects as they develop one-of-a-kind creations ranging from single-person dwellings to enormous skyscrapers; and when it comes to oversize, no one makes an Eco-friendly composite building material that compares to Sing Core in terms of lightweight, strength and true flat.

How Lightweight Is Sing Core?

Everyone knows that Sing Core builds the largest doors that are lightweight, super strong, will not warp or twist and are true flat. For instance our largest doors weight-in at 2 lbs per sq ft. Compare that to any other material that would be 3-to-4 times the weight, and would not have the structural integrity or benefits of the Sing Core door, including less added stress to the hardware & structure.

How Versatile Is Sing Core?

Think about it; a door is merely a plank. Lay it down and it becomes a floor, raise it up and it becomes a ceiling or loft, on its side a wall; all with built-in structural framing and insulation. Cut it into stair treads or rip it into shelving or any size lumber that you might need on-the-fly, and it is also available in posts and beams. Not to mention the wide variety of surface materials that are available to give you the aesthetic, strength or true flat attributes that you desire, leading to endless applications.

See: True flat 25 foot oak conference table as an example.

Surface Material Options

Speaking of the many skin options, we work hand in hand with you to get you the product that you want. For instance, if you want your project to look as though it was built using solid wood, we can cover the material in any wood species in almost any thickness to meet your expectations. We also have used other materials, like aluminum, ceramic, concrete, glass, fiberglass, metals, plastics, steel, even fire-resistant mag-board and bulletproof Kevlar. You dream it, we will help you execute it and bring that dream to life.

Easy to Spec

Lightweight Panel Architectural Design with Sing HoneycombUsing Sing Core in your spec is as easy as 1-2-3 using our online price quote. Price is based on three things: Height, Width and Thickness. And Sing Core can host any flat building material including (but not limited to) concrete, fiberglass, any metal or wood species, just to name a few. Other options include surface material (or skins) to help bring your designs to life as it can host any flat building material to acts as an external skin to provide the specific attributes that you seek to deliver.

How Economical is Sing Core?

Besides being inexpensive in comparison to other high-tech aerospace composite materials, Sing Core saves money in many ways, including shipping and transportation costs, reduction in labor costs and on-the-job injuries and saving on supporting structures and substrates because Sing Core has built-in structure and is also an extremely strong substrate material. There is no need to insulate due to being pre-insulated providing an effective R-value of insulation (depending on your recommendations or requirements) and also has inherit sound-deadening qualities.

How Strong Is Sing Core?

In fact, Sing Core is so strong that it is the only composite material with enough brute force integrity to create structural posts and beams. Compared to equivalent aeronautic composite material Sing Core is at least ten-times the strength of these material at much less cost per square foot.

10 Year Guarantee

Sing Core’s strength and performance is so superior compared to other traditional building materials, that it is confidently guaranteed both for structural integrity and true flatness for a full 10 years. Likewise, with any product that is manufactured by Sing Core, the entire item is guaranteed.

Sing Core Installation & Execution

Installation and use of Sing Core is trouble-free and your contractors and mill works will thank you for inviting them to work with this revolutionary material. Being so lightweight makes it extremely easy to handle and transport, and it is easily finished or modified on-site with no special tools or skills as it is treated just like plywood, yet is lightweight and strong.

Made in the USA

Sing Core is made in the USA, proudly manufactured at our facility in McCleary, Washington.

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Concrete

Sing Core is the revolutionary concrete substrate that supersedes all other concrete reinforcement while being lightweight, stronger than steel and eco-friendly.

Working hand-in-hand with architects, designers, contractors and end-users, Sing Core concrete substrate helps to solve the structural challenges often associated with concrete-work, while maintaining the highest levels of structural integrity and minimizing construction and maintenance costs.

Applications include:

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  • Doors
  • Fence
  • Floor substrate
  • Footings
  • Foundations
  • Parking/garage
  • Lofts
  • Marine
  • Pivot doors
  • Posts
  • Tile floors
  • Refrigeration floors
  • Roof systems
  • Art & sculptures
  • Stairs
  • Structures
  • Walls

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Other Sing Core concrete solutions include cement board applications.

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Designers

Sing Core Partners with Architects and Designers for a Better World

singcore-architects-designersLightweight does not mean weak, heavy does not mean strong; just as low cost does not mean inferior. If you are searching for lightweight panel, post and beam in wood, metal, cement board, FPR or plastic for your building design project. Newly Patented Sing core is changing the public’s previous knowledge about lightweight honeycomb sandwich material. Sing core is the only material used in such a wide range of industries and it has endless applications.

Sing Core’s mission is to provide superior eco-friendly product to architects who have share a common goal with Sing product to build a better World creating a healthier, green planet, benefiting all creatures and life forms for extended sustainability for the future.

Sing Core is Eco-Friendly

Sing Core is manufactured with less, energy consumed, using earth-friendly renewable veneers. No formaldehyde is used in the adhesives between the structural and sandwich facings to ensure a true green end-product.

Sing Core is Lightweight

Sing Aluminum3Sing Core is extremely lightweight. Though traditional honeycomb panels and products have been effectively used in your designs, patented Sing Core weight is approximately 4-6 lbs per cubic foot. No other core or sandwich material can lay claim to the lightweight advantages of patented Sing Core.

Sing Core is Strong

Traditional aluminum, paper and/or plastic honeycomb core cell size is commonly 3/8 inch to ¾ inch.  The average compression strength are 10 to 100 psi; but the smallest Sing Core grid is 2 inch x 2 inch which when tested at the University of Washington reached 660 psi. for Sing Core’s honeycomb core.

The height of Sing Core could be 6 inches or more and still has superior strength but the average height of traditional cores are limited to mostly within one inch because the taller the core, the less compression strength. That is why you never see aluminum core in a 6 inch thickness, because they fail structurally. Sing Core maintains its strength and integrity in thickness of 6 inches or more. Sing Core is redefining, “lightweight and strong.”

Sing Core’s Unlimited Applications

Sing Core panels are available in thicknesses as little as 1/8”and as thick as 8 inches in lengths of 50 feet or longer, in aluminum, plywood, even cement bprad or ceramic tile or fiberglass  or any other facing. Sing Core beams have superior structural integrity and can be 20 x 12 inches thick and 50 feet long (or more).

sing-core-made-in-the-usaSing Core is Made in the USA

100% of Sing Core is proudly manufactured in the USA, using local labor supporting our community. Though Sing Core is also proud to be exported to other countries with green building agendas, our hope is to provide American jobs, supporting the American economy while making America greener and more sustainable, ensuring a bright future for generations to follow.

10 Year Warranty

Sing Core exceeds current code requirements. For example, in the door industry, AWI’s guidelines dictate that a door should be less than ¼ inch flatness. Sing Core routinely builds doors that are over 10 ft or longer in length, yet staying within those 7 ft doors code requirements. Doors made of Sing Core provide 10 years of structure warranty. As a common practice in door industry, most manufacturers offer only a one year warranty.

Products made with patented Sing Core can be easily repaired without compromising it’s original strength, due to the structure of Sing Core and the bonded stress skin which when compared to solid wood and other types of solid materials would pose a significant challenge.

 

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Engineering and Design

sing-log-home-inventor-peter-singDesigning Log or Timber built homes requires a different technical perspective than designing traditional stick frame homes. At Sing Log Homes, we have an in-depth understanding of the properties & behaviors of log & timber. This understanding can only be developed through years of education and direct experience.

For over 15 years, the team at Sing Log Homes has worked with clients, contractors and architects directly to assist with the design beautiful custom built homes. Sing Log Homes focuses on working with each client to create luxurious, one-of-a-kind homes.

Sing Log Shear Wall Test Report
(in .PDF, 2.58MB)
Conducted by The University of Washington Civil Engineering Laboratory

NOTE: The details are provided as general information for Sing Log Home construction. Under no conditions does any of the details represent or imply it is applicable to any specific job. All details are subject to local building code and engineering approval.

Please contact us if you need referral for an architect, designer, engineer or builder in your area.