Sing Core helps the most contemporary garage door companies break out of the mold of traditional garage door design and engineering to build new garage doors in ways that are leading edge, highly unconventional, lightweight, high strength, and fully insulated.
This new generation of garage doors features groundbreaking garage door technology allowing garage door designers and engineers to reimagine their garage door possibilities exponentially by using new garage door panel surface materials for evolutionary wooden garage doors, fiberglass garage doors, HPL garage doors, aluminum garage doors, or other metal garage doors.
Swing Out Garage Doors Fiberglass
Swing out garage doors of fiberglass are a rudimentary approach to creating fiberglass garage doors which swing on hinges anchored to the sides of the garage door frame. The most common format for side hinged swing garage doors is as a pair of opposing doors.
This double garage door configuration is traditionally considered as carriage garage doors as this was the initial design for carriage house garage doors. The only problem with these carriage style garage doors was that the doors were wide and being made of wood meant being heavy, putting a heavy weight load on those side hinges.
As beautiful a design as carriage garage doors were, the sheer weight and width of the swinging garage doors led to early deterioration of the hinges charged with trying to carry out the requirements of the garage doors over time. Carriage garage doors saw regular declines due to higher maintenance costs over time, only to be featured on the homes of those wealthy enough to see to their regular repair or replacement as necessary.
The use of fiberglass garage doors helped to overcome the weight issue, though the sacrifice was in strength, as the masses began to embrace less expensive roll up garage doors which could be easily operated by automatic garage door openers which also became available at value pricing.
Then, recently, the best garage door companies started to provide their high-end clientele with top drawer swing out garage doors in fiberglass, which excelled in being highly weatherproof as well as being insulated, lightweight, and stronger than steel pound for pound.
The secret to building such a brilliant modern garage door is using patented Sing Core inside. For years the top contemporary architects and designers have been specifying Sing Core inside their large door designs, mostly in extremely large wooden or hot rolled steel pivot doors which were massive undertakings, where only Sing Core could solve the problems associated with weight and dimensional stability.
Sing Core has long been known for its unprecedented 50-year warp free and full structure guarantee, unheard of in the garage door industry today.
This is why Sing Core is the hottest garage door replacement in upper-budget-ranged projects in the garage door industry. Plus, while you’re replacing those old doors, you can make an entirely new fashion statement by using almost any garage door facing material that you like.
Bifold Garage Door
An alternative twist to the swing out garage doors fiberglass is the use of the bifold garage door which reduces the size of each swing out garage door panel to half its size with alternating hinge orientations creating a collapsible set of doors to either side of the garage door opening. This is highly effective in reducing the wide swing of carriage garage doors, to the dimensions of each individual panel.
For instance, the outswing area for a 16 ft garage door would easily be 8 feet, this could easily be reduced to only 4 ft by using a set of folding garage doors, a huge reduction of outswing footprint. In this manner, a 40 ft garage door opening could be reduced to 4 ft outswing foot print with the incorporation of folding stacking garage door panels.
HPL is a standout resource for industrial, professional, high trafficked hospitality, and government projects due to it’s being nearly impervious to damage even in heavily used areas. Imagine having HPL garage doors, which can take on the appearance of any available surface material, without the expense or fragility of those building materials. The is the beauty of exploring the HPL garage door possibilities.
Garage doors with Sing Core inside are not limited to any size restrictions and can be up to 50 feet or more in any or both directions, (50 ft. tall and/or 50 ft. wide) and still qualify for Sing Core’s 50-year warp-free and structure guarantee, and you get to select whatever surface material you heart desires (subject to availability).
Garage Door with Door
It’s not uncommon for those huge oversized garage doors to have feature another door built into the big garage door. This walk through garage door allows one access to the interior of the garage without having to open or operate the entirety of the garage door opening. You could feature this pass-through feature in any garage door of any size, simply by specifying that you want a garage door with man door access.
Currently, standard sizes of swing out garage doors fiberglass growing in popularity include 16×7 garage door, 16×8 garage door, 12×10 garage door, 12×12 garage door, 18×8 garage door, 10 x 9 garage door, and 16×10 garage door, in that order. But the Sing Core specialty is that large custom one-of-a-kind classic art piece that you won’t find anywhere else.
The most popular surface materials today at Sing Core include wooden garage doors followed by black garage doors, wood look garage doors (like fiberglass or HPL garage doors), aluminum garage doors, brown garage doors, metal garage doors, cedar garage doors, steel garage doors, and white garage doors.
How can you get swing out garage doors fiberglass with Sing Core inside?
It’s easy. Just go to your favorite garage door company or custom millwork and tell them your door’s dimensions, specifying the style you might like, and which surface material you want, and make sure to tell them you want, “Sing Core inside,” then leave the rest to us.
If you don’t already have a favorite garage door company, you could simply Google: “garage door companies near me” or if you’re a qualified do-it-yourselfer you might visit 247coop.com and source your materials and related services from there.
Sing Core is in the unique position to partner with the designers, architects, custom millworks, builders and installers of the best doors in the world. What do the best high precision, lightweight, high strength, guaranteed warp-free doors in the world have in common? The best ones have Sing Core™ inside. See: Clients list
In this respect, Sing Core is an important OEM supplier likened to Briggs & Stratton, BBS Wheels, Johnson Controls, Lear, Delphi, TRW, Intel and AMD. These companies, like Sing Core, do not manufacture the end product but supply the product manufacturers with the quality components that enable their clients to deliver superior results to their customers without having to create separate production facilities for building specialized parts.
Even though Sing Core does not build doors, our OEM door blanks help the best door manufacturers create the best doors that are built to last for centuries and can be guaranteed not to warp, bend twist or otherwise fail for a full 50 years for their intended (designed and built) use.
There are many reasons that door manufacturers seek out patented Sing Core as their OEM door substrate; some of the most popular ones are:
Creating a Superior Door Line
Some door manufacturers are looking for ways to distinguish themselves from other door manufacturers. They seek out an OEM relationship with Sing Core to design and build an ultra premium line of doors that have unique characteristics that cannot be found by using any other door substrate material.
Many door manufacturers have problems with large doors (especially over 7 ft. tall) in that while they look magnificent upon installation, dealing with door warp on a regular basis is a constant maintenance cost associated with big doors.
This is where Sing Core door substrates shine because the substructure of the core itself is a combination of wood torsion box (using vertical grain matrix framing) filled with recycled rigid foam creates a lightweight, high strength solid substrate that will retain its original shape and structural integrity over time; higher precision and lasts longer than any other known door building material.
Sing Core™ is the only door core material that enables our door manufacturers to deliver doors that do not warp regardless of size or external materials in either interior and/or exterior doors, if they are designed by our Non-warp True Flat Specialists. Sing Non-warping door blanks are available in any type, style, shape, exterior skin and/or composite configuration.
Insulated doors offer enhanced separation between two areas separated by an opening, doorway or egress point. Sing Core insulation starts at R3.5 per inch and goes up from there, based on architectural specifications. Insulated door are of primary interest to architects, designers and engineers seeking soundproof door, hurricane doors or other weatherproof door where an insulated door is specified.
Sing Core is of primary importance in security doors of substantial size. Large security doors are difficult to manage normally due to weight; this problem can be solved with the Sing solution. A security door can be used in a variety of circumstances and applications including impact doors, and bulletproof doors.
Using Sing Core™ inside, impact resistant doors don’t have to be heavy weight, which causes unnecessary stress and strain on both the hardware and structure, while delivering all the security desired including increased privacy due to innate door insulation.
Sometimes a custom door manufacturer, millwork or door manufacturer faces a job that requires doors with unique attributes to accommodate a particular usage following installation.
Specialty doors may need particular characteristics to meet the requirements of the end user. Architects, designers and engineers can use Eco-friendly Sing Core™ inside to have greater control over:
Any door built with SingCore inside could be the most insulated, airtight, lightweight and strongest door in the world, thanks to patented SingCore.
Carriage doors are shipping to nostalgic homes in San Francisco, Green Lake, Seattle, Puget Sound and similar residential areas around the USA to make better use of extra garage space for converting to extra living space.
If you’re garage plans include looking to convert your garage into livable space, garage apartment, work shop, guest room or even an office, then you need to replace your current garage door with a patented SingCore carriage door. The most airtight door in the world can be fully guaranteed for structure strength and to remain warp-free for 50 years. No other carriage door is so lightweight, nor do they have the highest strength.
If you are in the high end large door business, you know that no manufacturer wants to make a large door due to potential problems with warping. All the doors made of wood base core or skin are going to warp, it’s just a matter of time; sometimes within a month following the door installation compromising the garage door weather seal.
SingCore uses a combination of patented and patent pending large door technology to keep your Sing precision garage door straight and true, which keeps your garage with apartment plans air tight. Maintaining weather seal is so important for your garage with living space.
Garage doors deal directly with weather conditions, which is the primary reason for distortion in your garage door. Whether it’s a carriage door or overhead garage door, it’s almost impossible to keep it airtight due to their natural design and characteristics.
If you’re looking for a warm or cool garage conversion maximizing extra space for your comfortable living garage with apartment, SingCore garage door is the only choice, guaranteed by inventor Peter Sing.
3. How to design Sing carriage door
Special or custom order your Sing carriage door by filling out the order form (you must be in the trade or hire a trade professional to order it for you).
a) Design Look. Begin with surface design and by adding molding to create any type of appearance. Add glass or light treatment, cut Sing sandwich or Sing panel then add glass
b) Skin Choice. Very lightweight and weather proof skin will be 1/8 inch marine plywood, aluminum, FRP, HPL, etc…
c) Choice of Thickness
d) Strength Thickness of Sing Panel: Doubling the thickness will increase 4 times the strength. Standard thickness of sing panel is 1.5 inch and 2 inches but custom size thickness is almost unlimited
e) Edge Treatment. Sing sandwich panels are easy to cut to any size as well as adding the trim to create a solid edge to adapt to any size of door opening. If ordering Sing panel, the standard edge is 1.25 inch solid wood but with extra money you may order any size of solid wood on 4 sides of Sing panel
f) Size Limit of Sing Panel. Almost no limit for height and width of any Sing carriage door. Tell us the size and we will prove it to you
g) Window Light Cut Out. You may install any shape and almost any size of window at any location of the Sing door panel. (see pic.)
h) Man Door. We could provide man door cut off and install a man door in the Sing door panel for your easy access of the garage space without open the entire garage door.
Patented Sing Door is the only door blank manufacturer in the world that can deliver doors that are true flat and designed to stay flat for centuries regardless of size. Sing sliding doors are fully insulated, lightweight, high strength and so much more… Especially very large sliding doors that are problematic, unless made with Sing door planks.
Likewise, carriage doors are prone to failing due to a number of factors, as traditional carriage doors are not insulated, are likely to warp, bend or twist and are not strong enough to avoid light damage such as dings and dents. Sing carriage doors are the only true flat carriage door that could be built as air-tight insulated carriage doors to keep the temperature (hot or cold) controlled within.
Is there any difference in the Sing material used in million dollar homes and Sing carriage doors?
Not really. They all start with patented Sing Core as the basis of the design. Then the panels are finished by millworks or door manufacturers, and installed by qualified craftsmen. Whether your Sing carriage door is in a modest home or a billion dollar home, the function is the same; block the heat and cold, not bending, warping, twisting or cupping while maintaining unsurpassed structural integrity.
Why Use Patented Sing Panel Carriage Doors?
For the same reasons that millionaires and billionaires use Sing Panels in their homes as insulated maintenance-free sliding doors of any dimensions, especially large sliding doors that could weigh as much as a small car, but thanks to Sing Core, you can also have a stronger door while saving more than 80% of the weight of a traditional door.
How to Order Sing Carriage or Garage Doors
Sing carriage doors are sold by garage door companies who have expertise in working with wood carriage doors (most garage door companies sell steel or aluminum doors and do not handle wood or metal doors in the same manner as Sing Core).
We make it easy for your door professional to get the Sing Products that you need with our simple online ordering process.
Since most carriage doors are high quality with a high degree of craftsmanship, they can cost more than $4,000 each or in the case of double carriage doors more than $7,000 for a pair.
Why Don’t We Sell Carriage Doors Retail?
Sing Core is not equipped to deal with retail trade. Building a carriage door is not our area of expertise, though providing the best door substrate for building the world’s best carriage and garage doors is our specialty.
Every large city has highly trained door makers (such as pre-hung-doors, millworks and wood craftsmen) who turn Sing Panels into the most high-performance elegant insulated carriage doors and garage doors that are guaranteed to be true flat and stay flat.
We supply the appropriate Sing products to your door professional. All you have to do is to provide your door professional with your specifications, a photo and/or glass details and they can use Sing door core to build any style of door imaginable.
And according to your specifications your Sing carriage door can be made with any wood species available, as well as any other flat building material that you might like including (but not limited to) aluminum, brick, cement, ceramic, cold rolled steel, concrete, copper, fiberglass (FRP), galvanized steel, glass, LVL, metal, MDF, plastic, stainless steel, etc…
You door professional will be certain to match the appropriate carriage door hardware and finish the door to meet or exceed your specifications at an affordable price.
Also note that your door professional can also provide you with countertops, tables, partition walls, sliding doors, floors, cloud ceilings, etc… Once you experience the incredible advantages of Sing Core, you will want to have it everywhere in your home, too. See different applications.
There is a new concept in Eco-friendly door manufacturing that raises the question:
“Is Sing Door Core a better way to build doors than any other type of door?”
Sing Core’s patented door core has the unique ability to build a true-flat, weather proof/water tight, lightweight door that is stronger than steel and will remain flat for centuries, covered by our 50 year true flat guarantee (compare to other door companies’ warranties that do not cover when used in exterior applications). This new technology allows nearly limitless customizations allowing clients to design any door imaginable in any configuration, style, appearanceand/or feature any flat surface material. Our French doors come complete with custom lite opening cutouts to your specifications in any size or shape. Glass doors can be combined with true raised panel doors for the most high precision patented Sing door core (within .006 inch tolerance) affordable American made doors.
Sing Core is a new advancement in door building technology that is bringing door-related jobs back to America.
New Sandwich Door vs. Stile & Rail and Wood Door
STILE & RAIL and WOOD DOOR
Depends on wood and craftsmanship
Stays flat for centuries
Will warp, bend, twist over time
Weather exposure will cause door to fail
Many pieces, each piece is a weak spot
Choose from variety of designs
Handcrafted = expensive / import = cheap
Made in the USA
Yes / No
The idea of building doors with a “sandwich panel” is not new. A sandwich panel consists, basically, of a core material (like a paper honeycomb material found in most inexpensive lightweight doors, or particleboard found inside less expensive heavy doors, while high-end doors may use expensive LVL or solid wood stave core but cannot be guaranteed true flat) sandwiched (glued) between two exterior surface materials – or “skins” – to form a composite panel suitable for creating a door.
Don’t be fooled by door companies who advertise that their doors contain “honeycomb core,” because they may be using paper honeycomb core which has little core value. Make sure you inquire as to whether your door has patented Sing Core, aluminum core or plastic core. Know what your core value is before you buy your door.
Patented Sing Door Core presents an entirely new set of advantages over other types of core materials that result in insulated doors that last for centuries due to the strength and lightweightness of Sing Core. See table of core comparision.
This new door manufacturing technology makes it possible to create the most versatile doors with a nearly unlimited range of design capabilities without the need of framing or antiquated stile and rail door building methods.
Sing Core could be the least expensive high strength, true flat core material ever invented.
Stile and rail and wood doors are labor intensive causing many of the door companies in the United States to seek off-shore solutions and import doors to reduce the price to the end consumer.
The invention of Sing Core is bringing custom door manufacturing and the jobs associated with it back to the USA. This is due in part to providing American door manufacturers with a base material (Sing Door Core) that enables them to build an insulated, high quality, lightweight, high strength door in any style, without labor intense stile and rail door building methods.
Doors made with Sing Door Core can be made to any size, easily be modified to simulate stile and rail multi-panel design, quickly and easily be custom cut for any size or shape of lite openings for glass placement, and can feature any exterior surface material. See photos.
Doors made of Sing Core shine across the door industry as metal doors, cement board doors, FRP doors and STC sound rated* doors while appearing is door applications as flush doors, French doors, sliding doors, pivot doors, bi-fold doors, entrance doors, interior doors, carriage doors, garage doors and barn doors. Even now, we are working with bullet proof door industry.
All this at a fraction of what it would cost in labor costs to build a stile and rail door made in the USA.
LESS ENERGY – LIGHTWEIGHT – HIGH STRENGTH – SUSTAINABLE
Composite materials, like Sing Core, are leading the wave of new advancements in material science that are taking these new technologies into the future. These revolutionary technologies focus on reduction of energy consumption both during the creation process and in material handling. The newest advancements address common issues associated with weight and strength. Other major concerns are in sustainability. Sing Core excels in all of these, while being extremely affordable and proudly Made n the USA.
Patented Sing True Raised Panel Doors
High quality Sing Core Doors are affordable compared with other types of stile and rail doors, raised panel doors, French doors, carriage doors, sliding door, etc…
A raised panel door gives you that classic look of a 3-dimensional door that becomes a focal point and statement by the designer and/or homeowner.
Traditional raised panel doors have been made the same way for hundreds of years, in recent years technology has been introduced to simulate this style at an affordable price. Price being a concern has led to more off-shore imports flooding the builders’ supply markets.
Case Study: 125-year-old New York Church
In this 125-year-old church project, the Sing True Raised Panel Door was the perfect solution to address the challenges.
Problem: Exterior wood stile and rail doors fail, bend, warp, twist; requiring continued maintenance and repair.
Solution: Sing True Raised Panel Doors, guaranteed true flat – and stay flat – in exterior application, while matching original 125-year-old raised panel design.
Details: Sing Core expertise in matching client’s specifications and requirements based on patented technology that can deliver true flat, lightweight and high strength doors in any size, that can be guaranteed true flat per your specific performance standards. In this case 6 weatherproof Sing True Raised Panel doors were required to replace 6 125-year-old exterior wood doors in an effort to eliminate regular maintenance and repair challenges of previous wood stile and rail doors.
Specifics: To address the issue of weatherproof and flatness integrity for centuries, the Sing design team’s solution included Sing Panels made of Sing Core door core reinforced with aluminum and a marine grade plywood exterior skin. To match the appearance of original traditional raised panel doors, additional wood trim was added atop the panels to match the 125-year-old previous door design. A perfect match with superior performance eliminating constant maintenance.
50 year guaranteed solution
True Raised Panel Doors
Note: The true flat weatherproof aluminum and marine plywood composite Sing Door is the solution for any exterior door of any size including large doors.
What is a Sing Raised Panel Door?
Sing Core introduces the True Raised Panel Door. The unique design of the Sing Core Raised Panel Door capture the original intent and look of a traditional raised panel door, but offers advantages that cannot be found otherwise.
Other raised panel doors offer little structural integrity. The structure can easily be compromised by little more than kicking the door causing it to break apart at the seams. In contrast, if you were to kick a Sing Core Raised Panel Door you would break your foot.
The secret is in the core of the Sing Core Raised Panel Door. The center of the door is solid as a rock, is resistant to warp, twist or rot and can be guaranteed true flat by build up the surface of Sing panel with molding and decorative raised panels instead the conventional raised panel doors are cave in at some area less than 1/2 inch thick, Sing and cost much less than a traditional raised panel door, which is not really a raised panel door at all in comparison to the Sing Core Raised Panel Door.
All doors start with the basic Sing Flush Door
The best solution according to the Sing Core culture and philosophy is the most affordable solution of using an authentic flush door, though many artists and designers use the Sing Core Flush Door as substrate and add moldings and decorations to meet varying aesthetic specifications.
Add molding for true raised panel features
Side by Side Comparison
On the left is the traditional 6 panel “raised panel door” and on the right is the Sing Raised Panel Door that is a true raised panel door, unlike the door to the left. Visually, they look identical, but that is an illusion.
The one on the left is made of 15 pieces of wood assembled together and where the routing is at its narrowest connection-points the door is extremely thin. While visually appealing with a classic look, the door on the left can easily be compromised by kicking the door at any given seam. On the other had an alternative approach is to carve the designs into a solid piece of wood (which is similarly weak at the deepest carve-points).
On the other hand, the Sing door blank is the base used as door substrate, now you can add molding and raised panels on top for the true raised panel door result. Warning: Kick the Sing Raised Panel Door and break your foot, not the door. (We accept no responsibility for injury.) If you can break a sing door, we’ll send you a new one for free.
Plus, the Sing Raised Panel Door gives you all the benefits that come with having an Eco-friendly technologically advanced door that simulates the classic style of the traditional raised panel door.
That’s why many designers who are restoring classic architecture are using Sing Core to replace outdated structural materials and doors. Working with Sing Core, artists and designers are able to duplicate the look and feel of classic materials without having to compromise by loss of energy or unreliableness of traditional building materials.
A new door fabrication technology is changing hundreds of year door making tradition. Now high quality precision (Sing Core tolerance within .0006 inch) doors can be proudly manufactured quickly and easily in the USA. Patented Sing Core can be used in many applications, to include building entire homes.
1. True flat and stay flat
For a very demanding high-end door requiring extremely true flat Sing Core will take your opening task and build your Sing Door according to your expectations. See: How to build a true flat door.
Sing Core weighs in at 4 to 5 lbs per cubic ft. vs. LVL or solid wood core which weight 35 lbs. to 45 lbs. per cubic ft. (Heavy doors are more difficult to manage, can be dangerous to install. Following installation, may put young fingers and limbs at risk.)
3. High strength
See the strength of Sing Core vs. other cores. Doors made of Sing Panels are one piece construction instead of conventional stile and rail doors joined together by wood dowels.
Unlike wood or any other solid core door (with little or no insulation), Sing doors offer your choice of insulated materials to fill the torsion box voids to achieve your required specifications for R-value or sound-deadening.
5. All weather doors
Sing Core manufactures true flat weatherproof wood doors that stay flat with proper coating. Due to the unique qualities of patented Sing Door Core, the surface material remains straight and true, will not warp, bend or twist, which causes other doors to crack or water seeps in and the door fails. Also make excellent severe weather doors, like Hurricane Doors.
These doors are 10 ft x 16 ft x 2 1/4″ thick w/marine-grade plywood exterior.
8. Any door size or thickness
From regular size door to the largest door (40 ft. in length) and doors over 6 inches thick. Just mentioning “custom size” to other door makers, like stile and rail, will result in extra charges and delivery delays.
9. Fast turnaround
This is where Sing Core shines; everything custom with fastest turnaround on rush jobs. If your job needs a solution now, Sing Core can have your doors (even if you need 700 doors) in less than 24 hours for rush order if we have the necessary components in stock (we maintain an inventory just for rush jobs).
10. Any lite opening cut
Only Sing Core offers custom cut lite openings to accommodate any glass inserts in any shape or size to your exact specifications.
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.
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 Raised Panel 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.
* 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.
It’s so easy to use Sing Panels to make beautiful doors of any size. For external use, we offer marine grade plywood. If you need strength, lightweight, insulation, and true flatness, Sing has the answer!
Patented Sing Core: We put a torsion box in the SIP panel to make it better. The other names for our panels include sandwich panel, honeycomb panel and lightweight panel.
How to Buy
Sing Door Panels 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.
Now offering panels for overhead doors. Lightweight and inexpensive, our panels work great for overhead doors.
Compared to other wood door companies our prices are less than half!
This is a Sing Overhead Garage Door Panel compared next to a typical steel overhead garage door panel. Same size and thickness but as you can see the steel panel buckles with only a few pounds put on it while the Sing Panel holds almost all of Inventor Peter Sings weight without any problem.