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Side Light Door

The new Sing Core Sidelight Door is something new, which has never happened before in the door industry.

Sing Sidelight Door

Material: FRP
One solid piece
Door opening 48 inches
Warp-free: Yes
R Value 11.375
50 yr guarantee
Customizable: Yes
Weather resistant: Yes
Sound Deadening: Yes
Lightweight: Yes

Solid Wood Door

Material: solid wood
One piece
Door opening 48 inches
Warp-free: No
R Value 1.75
No warranty
Customizable: No
Weather resistant: No
Sound Deadening: No
Lightweight: No

Traditional Side Light Door

Material: FRP
Three pieces
Door opening 36 inches
Warp-free: No
R Value 7.0
Std. Warranty: 1 yr
Customizable: No
Weather resistant: Yes
Sound Deadening: No
Lightweight: Yes



New lower-priced wide Sing doors

Traditionally a door with one or two sidelights makes the door opening look much bigger, but when you open the door, the opening is only 36-inches.

Why not make the door and the side lights open together?

This is due to the limitations of standard door manufacturing methods. Nobody can build a four- or five-foot wide door without it warping.

If your door warps as little as one-quarter-of-an-inch, you will not be able to secure or latch the door, and you will have a problem with air-leaks. What good is a door if it cannot latch?

Now, you can save up to half the money with the same look with a bigger opening, more insulation, and lightweight without having to give up superior strength and rigidity. We build doors, like this, at many times the size and guarantee them for 50 years, every day.

Lightweight Wide One-piece Sidelight Doors

The extra light weight attributes of doors with Sing Core inside means you can use standard door hinge hardware without running the risk that it will fail or need continued extra maintenance for having to swing a huge four- or five-foot door back and forth.

Choose from your choice of four sizes: 78 – 82 x 44 – 48, with or without lite cutouts for use as exterior front doors, which could also be used as interior doors, with or without glass pre-installed.

Save on Door Hardware and Maintenance

Normal hinges last longer because your door with Sing Core inside weighs a fraction of the weight of any other solid wood, or solid wood-based core door, plus you will never have to worry about this door every warping.

In the event of an economic downturn, you can save the money in construction, installation, and labor necessary to have a door with side lights by using your slidelight door with Sing Core inside in its place saving you a great deal of money whether it is specified prior to building your structure, or used as a replacement door.

Unfinished Sidelight Door Lasts for How Long?

Owner Peter Sing uses an untreated door just like this at his home for many years without fail even though it is exposed 100% to the weather and sunlight. Imagine how much more weatherproof your door could be, simply by properly sealing and/or weather-treating your door with urethane or some other protective coating.

If an unfinished, untreated Sing sidelight Door could last years 100% exposed to the elements, how much longer will your extra wide door last if properly weather-treated?

You Can Do the Glass or We Can

We can put windows in your sidelight door, or you can do it yourself. We provide door glass suppliers for the DIY side light door manufacturers to make it easy for you to do it yourself, or you can save yourself the hassle and we will install the glass for you.

Save More with Sing Modern Sidelight Doors and Hardware

You can have the most modern-looking wide doors without the heavy weight or price-tag by using Sing Core inside your modern sidelight doors.

 

 

DIY Modern Sidelight Doors

You can also add custom molding to the surfaces of your sidelight door for almost unlimited varieties of presentation with the most significant visual impact.

A list of suggested DIY door hinge suppliers is also available to you to select and install your own hardware for the avid do-it-yourselfers.

Any style or look of sidelight door, or other type of wide door, can be easily created by adding lite cutouts, or molding, to the door’s surfaces to achieve any desired aesthetic appearance.

Sidelight Door Slabs

Our favorite door companies carry a stock of Sidelight Doors which are flush door slabs ready for modification and cutting of lite openings. Simply trim up to 2-inches off each edge for desired sizing (78-82 x 44-48 inches) and CNC your client’s desired lite openings, finish, insert glass, and you’re ready to go. Your own custom sidelight door that will not warp.

DIY Door Hardware

We’ve taken a proactive stance to make your Sing Sidelight Door as DIY and user-friendly as you might like because the more work you do yourself, the less money you will have to spend on the actual door itself, putting more money in your pocket to spend on other things.

Why HPL in Your Sidelight Door?

The primary surface materials suggested and used for Sing Sidelight Doors is HPL and Formica. The reason is, we have found this to be the least expensive way to build a weatherproof wide sidelight door without compromising the structure of the door.

HPL is an excellent choice of door skin because is superior to wood because it is lighter weight than solid wood, impervious to the effects of rain, sleet, snow, or exposure to the sun, or rapid changes in climate conditions. HPL also requires less maintenance than solid wood, or wood veneer door, yet can look exactly the same as solid wood to the naked eye.

HPL in High-end Sidelight Doors

High-end door companies use wood stave or wood veneer for their doors, but we suspect the day will come when all doors are made with natural-looking HPL door skins.

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Sing Core Metal-Skinned Panels

lightweight panel honeycomb high strength sing aluminum

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Click here to see our galvanized steel page.

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Click here to see our stainless steel page.

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Our patented Sing Core honeycomb/torsion box panels can be covered in a metal skin of either aluminum , cold-rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, etc., depending on the desired effect and/or use.  (See applications.)  When covered in metal skin, our lightweight 2 x 2 inch grid panels include the following features to order:1)          Inch per inch stronger than steel (tested at 660 PSI);2)          True flat to 1/16” per 8’ (for 50 years with our professional guarantee);3)          Lightweight;

4)          Flutter/rattle resistant;

5)          Rust resistant:

6)          Non-combustible;

7)          Highly resistance to moisture corrosion/waterproof/water resistant/storm proof;

8)          Resistant to fungi;

9)          Available in a variety of finishes, thicknesses and densities with numerous panel edge options;

10)        Sound deadening;

11)        Insulated from R3 to R6.6;

12)        Standard panels come embedded with solid wood edges for easy assembly;

13)        Available in almost unlimited custom shapes and designs; and

14)        Many more custom features.

In addition, our Sing panel cores are made with our patented, formaldehyde-free, non-toxic eco-friendly glue and recycled foam.  Overall, metal Sing panels are the superior choice for strong yet lightweight building materials and are proudly made in the USA.

For projects requiring long panels, Sing Core’s special invisible seam technology creates extremely long/tall panels with unsurpassed strength and rigidity that still remains true flat up to 50 feet. Thus, metal-skinned Sing Core panels exceed AWI standards.  Our large Sing panels stay dimensionally stable regardless of temperature and moisture changes.

For projects requiring special features, our metal Sing panels can be specially upgraded. For example, Sing core panels can be made fire retardant, bullet-proof, radiation-proof, etc, according to need.  Sing panels can also be manufactured up to 6 inches in standard thickness (custom thickness available).

Metal-skinned Sing panels can be used to make projects ranging from kitchen tables to walls to doors to metal roofing to metal floors to truck panels to electrical towers to outdoor benches to magnetic panels to modern art.  The possibilities are virtually unlimited!

Rush jobs can be custom made within 24 hours with material availability and delivered within 48 hours if less than 5 feet wide.

To determine pricing and to order see our pricing page.

Compare the available gauge:

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Metal guage weight table
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Engineered Wood Lumber and Building Suppliers

The best consumers of Sing products are millworks, door manufacturers, store fixture manufacturers, sign companies, cabinet shops, boat suppliers, composite material distributors, lumber yards, etc…

custom-lightweight-panel-laminatorsPotential consumers all over America are looking to buy Sing Panels via local distribution channels, saving crate, shipping and handling costs.

We provide retail outlets and building material suppliers with our standard 4 ft x 8 ft x 1.52 inch standard Sing Panel (other standard thicknesses include 1 inch and 2 inches). These Sing Panels are made with 1/4 inch Luan skins and are routinely used as door substrate, table substrate, floor substrate, trade show wall panels, tiny house floors, roofs, walls, sign board, stair threads (wrap around with any type of 1/8 of inch hardwood wood stave), store fixtures, bulkheads for boats, concrete forms, etc…

Please see: www.singcore.com / applications depicting the endless applications for Sing Sandwich panels and Sing Panels.

The patented Sing Panel is lighter weight than Balsa wood but stronger than balsa wood – even stronger than steel lbs for lbs – and costs less than Balsa wood with many more times the applications of Balsa wood.

Sing Sandwich and Sing Panels are specialty engineering composite panels and our aggressive marketing plan enables our distributors to make more profit than selling plywood.

stack-of-honeycomb-panels-with-solid-wood-edgesProudly Made in the USA, all Sing products are manufactured in our facility, here in Washington State. Even though Sing products weigh a fraction of other building materials, huge cost savings can be enjoyed by bulk shipments to distribution outlets. (For instance, just to send a few Sing Panels to California could add $250 to the raw cost of the material in shipping and handling costs.) It makes more sense for us to work together to serve local clientele who already rely on your expertise.

We have customers in your area eager to find Sing products locally saving on crate and shipping costs, plus not having to wait for delivery times, virtually on-demand if in-stock in your warehouse.

For more information on Sing Sandwich and Sing Panels, see www.singcore.com / products

Our web site is your selling tool, making it easy and effective for your sales staff to learn about and promote Sing products.

With our simple pricing method your staff can easily sell any of the myriad Sing products as all are sold by board ft. Regardless of the product (panel, substrate, post and beam, etc…) all that is required to establish the price is the length, width, thickness, plus any additional skin options.

All the information that your sales staff needs can be reduced to the size of a business card.

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Sing Door Gallery

 

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Aluminum Panel Applications

Sing Core Aluminum Panels have a wide variety of applications.

Quite frankly, when most people think of using patented Sing Core aluminum homeycomb panels as solutions to their eco-friendly design challenges, they have something in particular in mind…In comparision to other aluminum honeycomb panels, sing core aluminum panels are lighter in weight, stronger than steel pound-for-pound and are “true green” building materials.Many people are surprised to find that sing core panels are used in such a wide variety of methods covering nearly every category of project design and development.

 

When your project demands lightweight, superior strength, and sustainability, Sing Core metal composites are the logical solution.

 

To the right, is a general list of just ome of the many applications, where people have accepted the Sing Core challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

sing-core-animal-enclosuresAnimal Housing Labs & Vivariums
Barricades
Clean Room Walls
Ceiling Panels
Cleanrooms
CMM Rooms
Cold Storage Rooms
Computerized matte cutting tables
Controlled & Critical Environments
Decking
Digital X-Ray Systems
Doors
Elevators
Equipment Enclosuressing-core-clean-room-laboratory
Fixturing Panels
Flooring
Gangplanks
Impact Attenuation Panels
Inspection Rooms
Interior and exterior cladding
Laboratories
Laser Rooms
Machine Components
Machine Enclosures
Manufacturing Cells
Metrology Labs
Microelectronics Manufacturingsing-core-laboratory-environment
Moveable Floors and Covers
Nano Technology
Oil Mist Enclosures
Packaging Rooms
Paint Finishing Enclosures
Paint System Enclosures
Parts Storage & Control
Pharmaceutical Packaging
Plant Space Dividers
Powder Coating Enclosures
Reflector Panels
RV panels
Server Rooms
Shelterssing-core-solar-reflector-panels
Sidewalls
Signage
Specialized Doors
Sporting electronics
Storage Rooms
Telescope Mirror Covers
Temporary rooms
Truck/trailer doors
Walk Ways and Platforms

Transportation – Ships, railcars, semitrailers, truck bodies, luxury yachts

sing-core-truck-trailersing-core-yachtsing-core-rail-car

 

Can be used inside transportation vehicles as raised floor, storage, or handling cargo.

Raised floor in van for handling cargo (see photos above)

 

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Contents of Sing Door

Applications -> Building Components -> Doors -> Contents

Door Products

Sing Door Core

Sing Door Sandwich

Sing Door Panel

Door Applications

Interior Doors

Exterior Doors

Single Leaf Door

Flush Door

Moulded Door

Composite Door

French Door

Panel Door

Stile and Rail

Plank and Batten Door

Ledged and Braced Door

Frame and Filled Door

Wicket Door

Sliding Door

Glass Sliding Door

Bypass Door

Pocket Doors

Barn Door

Interior Barn Door

Ledge and Brace Door

 

Door Alternatives

Fiberglass Doors

Aluminum Doors

Steel Doors

 

 

Rotating Door

Pivot Door

Revolving Door

 

High Speed Door

Clean Room Door

Refrigeration / Cold Room Door

 

Blind Door

Gibb (Jib) Door

False Door

Invisible Door

 

Half Door

Dutch Door

Stable Door

 

Double Leaf Door

French Door

Garden Door

Rebated Door

Australian Door (double plywood swing doors)

Barn Door

 

Saloon Doors

Café Doors

Batwing Door

 

Bi-fold Doors

 

Garage Doors

Carriage Doors

Overhead Door

Sectional Overhead Door

Roller (Tambour) Door

Roller Shutter

 

Specialized Doors

Sound Proof Door

Fire Door

Impact Resistant Door

Extreme Weather Door

Weather-proof Watertight Wood Doors

Bulletproof Door

Blast Door

Trap Door

Pet Door

 

Architectural Doors

 

Sing Door Data

Types of Wood Doors

Door Blanks

Skin Options

Technical Information

Clients List

Industrial Links

Assembly & Connection

Door Frequently Asked Questions

Door Specifications

 

Photo Galleries

Carriage Doors Gallery

Sliding/Pocket Doors Gallery

Interior Doors Gallery

Exterior Doors Gallery

Overhead Doors Gallery

 

How to Build

How to build a true flat door

How We Build Our Doors (The Best Method)

How We Build Our Doors (The Second Best Method)

How to make a Sing Door with glass

Carriage Doors

Sliding/Pocket Doors

Sliding Glass Doors & French Doors

Stile and Rail Doors

Interior Doors

Exterior Doors

Overhead Garage Doors

 

Sing Door News

New Door Tech vs. Old Door Tech

True Raised Panel Door

True Flat Sliding Doors

Sing Modern Sliding Barn Door

More People Switching from Overhead Garage Doors to Carriage Doors

$58 Door vs $580 Door Comparison

3 Types of Large Wood Grain Doors

New Doormaking Technology

Best Door in Manhattan

Architectural Specification Substitutes

Free Custom Window Glass Openings

 

Door Cores

Hollow Core

Lattice Core

Honeycomb Core

Corrugated Cardboard Core

 

Sing Core

Stave Core

Solid Core

Particle Board

Foam

Door Skins

Wood

Veneer

Plywood

HDF

MDF

Metal

Fiberglass

Vinyl

 

Door Sizes

Standard: 36” x 80”

Exterior and Passage: 2’ 6” to 3’ wide x 6’ 8” height

Closets: (vary)

Oversize / Large Door: 8′ + tall and/or 4′ + wide

Garage: 7’ to 8’ wide

Double-car: 16’ wide

 

Door Hardware

Hinges

Standard

Bi-fold

Multi-fold

Door Handles

Doorknobs

Crash / Panic Bars

Pull Handle

Door Fasteners

Door Locks

Keyed

Bolt

Latchbolt

Deadbolt

Strike plate

Sliding Hardware

Sliding Door

Sliding Barn Door

Pocket Door

Wall Mount

Bypass

Multi-pass

Accessories

Door Closer

Door Opener

Door Damper

Door Knockers

Finger Plate

Letter Box / Mail Slot

Peephole

Door Safety

Door Stops

Door Guards

 

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Architectural Door Specifications

Applications -> Building Components -> Doors -> Architectural Door Specs

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

Appearing regularly in Contemporary Architecture Design

* 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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Standard Panels

Standard Panels

Wall Panels

Lightweight, highly insulated, and dimensionally stable panels made of Sing honeycomb can be used as partition walls, doors, roof deck, floors.

Sandwich Panels

4 x 8 honeycomb wall panels are perfect for trade show display booths. They are light weight, easy to set up and take down. You can choose your option of skin.

Lightweight Sign Board

4 x 8 corrugated plastic with lightweight honeycomb core for billboard signs or wall mounted signage. Also can be a tradeshow booth partition wall.

Lightweight Panels

Sing honeycomb panels can also be used for interior walls for your home, pole barn or garage. You can cut out windows with ease.

Insulated Flooring

Reclaimed, rustic, wide plank flooring has more character than any other hardwood floor. It is fully insulated to save energy

Honeycomb Doors

Adding a layer of fiberglass to the honeycomb panel and inserting a window creates the flattest, straight, lightweight, fiberglass door.

Honeycomb Door

Sing panels are perfect for your interior or exterior doors. Light weight and stronger than solid wood.

Lightweight Doors

Sing panels with beautiful skin on the surface are great for double doors. Our panels offer design flexibilty.

Lightweight Folding Table

Solid Folding table, made with a 4’x8’ honeycomb panel. Lightweight, durable, and easy to store

Portable Storage

Lightweight, insulated portable self storage unit 5′ ft. wide x 8′ ft. Long x 7′ Tall (Other Sizes Available)

Honeycomb Shed

Sing storage sheds can easily be built and transported. We have sheds in stock.

Sing Tiny House

Sing small cabin – Insulated small house lightweight 8×14 weights 2700 lbs. Easy to build tiny house.