Sing Core has been supplying the only warp-free pivot door substrates that allows the best pivot door companies to offer their high end clients an exterior pivot front door of any size that can be included in their standard warranty work (most high end millworks offer a warranty on their work for one year or more, with the exception of large pivot doors over 7 ft. tall which tend to fail at the first sing of climate change) because if your pivot hinge door has patented “Sing Core inside,” it is covered by our 50 year warp-free guarantee. This enables the millwork, pivot door company, custom pivot door manufacturer and their clients, all to breathe easier, without having to worry about large pivot door pivot hinge challenges.
Due to the characteristics of the Sing Core inside the best pivot doors, your pivot door can feature a pivot hinge of any type or style which may be problematic when attempting to accommodate a large pivot door without Sing Core inside. Attributes of pivot hinge doors with Sing Core inside include lightweight (a fraction the weight of other solid core pivot doors), high strength (660 PSI, stronger than steel pound for pound), high precision (+/- .006 in. tolerance), high performance (long life without fail) and Eco-friendly (made in the USA with formaldehyde free adhesives, very little energy consumption or waste, with the sustainable use of natural resources).
Large pivot doors made with the absence of Sing Core are likely to fail. This is why they are normally noted on the contract and excluded from the other items on the job covered by the contractor’s warranty.
The lighter weight of the pivot door opens more opportunities for creatively applying various pivot door hinges which make the resulting pivot door even more impressive or adding a commercial door pivot hinge. The offset pivot hinge is gaining popularity among pivot door manufacturers and by utilizing Sing Core inside your pivot door, you can save substantially due to the lighter weight of your pivot door as pivot door hinges are determined by the weight of your pivoting door. Heavy pivot doors require a heavy duty pivot hinge, while your Sing pivot door can use a lighter weight pivot hinge.
Heavy duty pivot hinges are expensive and can be many times the cost of your pivot front door. That’s another reason why building your pivot hinge door with Sing Core makes so much more sense. Pivot door hardware companies, such as rixson pivot door hardware are available in many styles including top hung, offset pivot door sets as well as the more conventional center hung pivot hinge.
Pivot entry doors can come in a wide variety of types and styles and can be made to outperform any other type of pivoting door including aluminium pivot doors, any available type of natural wooden pivot doors or even a stainless steel pivot door. Your pivot hinge door could be made from any available flat building material, including woods or metals.
If you’re tired of dealing with the constant maintenance issues with dealing with large pivot hinge doors over time, then maybe starting off at the right place would be your most advantageous move by specifying your door has, “Sing Core inside.” If it’s too late, and you’re already struggling with problematic pivot hinge doors, no problem. Sing Core pivot doors are the most in demand replacement doors in the United States and increasingly throughout the world, as Sing Core products are routinely exported worldwide.
Years in the making, finally Sing Core has come out with the ultimate solution for Eco-friendly pivot doors made of any material and any size weighing a fraction of other door cores. This revolutionary patented solution has made Sing Core the number one resource for large pivot doors that are lightweight, high strength and can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years, as well as full structure warranty. No other large pivot door solution can match the power of Sing Core. Here’s the latest straight talk about pivot doors:
Pivot Doors Straight Talk
As the demand for large pivot doors is on the increase, the bigger they are, the more impressive they are, also, the more apt they are to fail due to door warp. Let’s face it, a door that is not straight and true is of little use as a door at all.
It is imperative for large pivot doors to remain straight and true, and the design team at Sing Core has created a full battery of patented and patent pending solutions to keep any large pivot door, made of any material perfectly straight, far exceeding AWI standards for flatness. The true flat experts at Sing Core have the knowledge and ability to create large pivot doors will not warp, eliminating the biggest complaint about pivot doors.
So, if you want a straight pivot door, the only way to get one made and guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years is to do what most contemporary architects, designers and engineers do, and that’s to specify that you want your doors to have, “Sing Core inside.”
Pivot Door Problems
Large pivot doors with Sing Core inside also solve other problems facing architects and designers, including, but not limited to…
Heavy Pivot Doors
Large pivot doors are big and heavy in weight. The large size and the heavy weight is problematic for a number of reasons. First of all, you must find a custom door manufacturer or millwork to take on such a project in the first place. Anything that is large is going to be difficult to create and manipulate through the building process just to create the mammoth door in the first place. Then you have to be able to move the door from the factory to the truck, using a combination of manpower and heavy equipment. Then transport the large pivot door from the factory to the job site. Once at the site, more manpower and heavy equipment is required to unload and move the door to where it will be installed. Installers now have to deal with the door, moving and fine tuning it to fit the space and attach the appropriate heavy duty pivot door hardware which can cost many times the price of the pivot door.
Heavy Duty Pivot Door Hardware
Expensive heavy duty pivot door hardware is required as the hardware is determined by the weight of the door. Even though this hardware is designed to handle a heavy weight pivot door, the straight talk is, if the door is used regularly, the hardware will start to breakdown and fail over time.
Large Pivot Door Maintenance
Which brings us to maintenance on the large pivot doors; yes, your large pivot door is impressive and leaves a great first impression but the more consistent lasting impression is left upon the pivot door’s owner who must bear the cost of constant repair and maintenance over the life of the otherwise magnificent large pivot door. As huge pivot doors are used, they cause stress and strain, not only on the hardware, but also the structure, creating the need for maintenance and repair on the pivot door for warp, the hardware as it deteriorates, and the structure for stress and strain.
Large Pivot Door Insulation
In most large pivot doors, little thought is given to the insulation value of the door. While large pivot doors are commonly thicker than their hinged cousins, the large pivot doors may not provide for energy efficient handling of thermal separation or elimination of sound penetration.
Large Pivot Door Danger
If you have a large pivot door, operating it may be problematic, especially when delicate little fingers are around when the pivot door is opened and closed. Large pivot doors are so heavy that there is the danger of injury to anyone, not just children, when the doors are in motion.
Pivot Door Solutions
Thanks you Sing Core, you can save money and have a better large pivot door experience over time, as the Sing solution is applied. Here are some of the solutions you can expect by specifying that your pivot door has, “Sing Core inside.”
Lightweight Pivot Doors
If your pivot door is built with Sing Core inside, it can weigh a fraction of the weight of any other solid core pivot door. The energy savings in just the creation and transport of your Sing pivot door help to make it more ecologically responsible, using less energy to create, ship and handle. But there’s more…
Lightweight Pivot Door Hardware
Because the type of pivot door hardware is based on the pivot door’s weight, a lighter weight door requires a pivot hinge which is matched. Real cost savings can be realized by being able to use the less expensive pivot door hardware, bring the cost of the hardware way down.
High Strength Pivot Doors
Your Sing pivot door is very strong as it was university-tested and rated at 660 PSI in strength, making it stronger than steel pound for pound. This superior strength is due to the patented insulated reinforced vertical grain torsion box core. Without Sing Core inside , you are limited to the ability of the material used to maintain the pivot door integrity over time.
Sing Pivot Door Maintenance
When your pivot doors have sing Core inside they are also nearly free of regular maintenance. If you have a professional Sing pivot door that does not warp, then you possess a large pivot door which can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail for 50 years. Plus, if the door is damaged for any reason, it can be quickly and easily repaired on site (often without have to dismantle or remove the door) without compromising the pivot door’s strength or integrity. In addition, the lightweight of your Sing pivot door, means much less stress and strain on the hardware.
Sing Pivot Door Installation
Being so lightweight reduces costs and time by being so lightweight. Due to the bulky size several people will need to manipulate the door, but no heavy equipment will be needed because the crew can easily maneuver the large pivot door without much trouble. In fact, we commonly hear back from the installers about how they couldn’t believe how light and easy to work with large pivot doors with Sing Core inside are.
Insulated Pivot Door
Sing Core pre-packs your large pivot door with insulation wall to wall inside the torsion box structure imbuing your large pivot with increased ability for climate control and also sound deadening capabilities that are hard to find in other large pivot doors. If you’re thinking about separation between room, or particularly a pivot front door, the added insulation factor is of huge benefit and included in every Sing pivot door blank at no extra charge. Insulation upgrades are available per your specification.
Sing Pivot Door Safety and Security
Due to the increased insulation and high strength of your pivot door that has Sing Core inside, you can enjoy a greater sense of safety and security. The high strength will prevent breaching the door from unwanted guests. These are often used as impact doors. If you kick other lightweight pivot doors, they could easily fail and offer egress to an otherwise secure environment, but if you kick a Sing pivot door you will not break the door. You are more likely to break your leg and the sound deadening characteristics inhibits eavesdropping.
In the event a child, or anyone, gets their hand or fingers caught in a Sing large pivot door in motion, the likelihood of surviving such an event is much more likely as less damage will occur thanks to the Sing solution being so much lighter in weight than other large pivot doors.
Shouldn’t your pivot doors have Sing Core inside?
Shipping a Lightweight Sing Panel for a Pivot Door
Whether you’re a home owner, project manager, architect, millwork or door company, you might like to find out how to get the best pivot door, especially if you’re going to spend $10,000 or more on your pivot door.
Best of the Best Pivot Doors
The best pivot door manufacturers, who provide the best pivot doors with the best pivot door warranties are able to provide their clients with the best pivot doors that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years, if the pivot doors have patented Sing Core inside.
Door manufacturers can provide you with the best pivot doors, and this might be true, if their high end doors have Sing Core inside (and you can have your pivot door protected by our 50 year guarantee).
Check the Pivot Door Guarantee
High quality high end doors will come with a guarantee to ensure the customer’s satisfaction. Most large pivot doors do not come with a guarantee because they are problematic and have a high potential for warping, especially if the pivot door is an exterior pivot door.
You might be like to know what features to look for in the best pivot door, so that you can adequately determine what the best pivot door looks like and you can then review potential pivot door and made a decision based on your own due diligence.
In case you didn’t already know, it’s important to know how and why pivot doors fail.
Is your Pivot Door Likely to Fail?
Most pivot doors will fail doe to either the pivot door warping, or delaminating (structure). A composite pivot door (anything other than a heavy solid slab of flat material) will fail due to stress or environmental conditions. Any undue stress or strain on your pivot door, i.e. regular use straining both the hardware and the supporting structure (causing increased maintenance over time) or exposure due to unforeseen circumstances (like accident or abuse) may cause the door to fail or delaminate in response to impact.
What to look for in the best pivot door: Lightweight and structure warranty
Large Pivot Doors Are Prone to Failure
The Architectural Woodwork Institute issues and maintains minim requirements for warping doors which allows for up to ¼ inch of deflection or door warp over a 7 ft. span. Knowing that all doors warp, is helpful when reviewing your expectations in regards to pivot door warping. A warped door seven feet tall is likely to warp up to ¼ of an inch regularly, which is allowable in door warranties.
What to look for in the best pivot door: Oversized, large pivot door warranty
Exterior Pivot Doors Are Prone to Failure
Exterior pivot doors have a higher risk of failure due to door warp because one side (the inside) of the pivot door faces a temperature controlled interior space while the other side is exposed to the elements which cases the pivot door to move (warp, bend, twist, cup) resulting in pivot door failure. If a pivot door cannot freely swing or seal due to being warped, the may not be able to latch or operate as a door due to air leaks around the pivot door.
What to look for in the best pivot door: Exterior pivot door warranty
Why Pivot Doors Fail: 1. Door Warp, 2. Heavy Weight, 3. Structure Failure, 4: Size.
The characteristics you want to look for in the best pivot door include:
1. Warp-free, 2: Lightweight, 3: Structure Guarantee, 4: Available in any size, 5: Long life guarantee
So, if you know what you want in a pivot door, why not Google what you want and see what you get?
We do not have pivot doors for sale, because we do not make pivot doors. Our pivot door blanks are used by door manufacturers and millworks to build the best pivot doors. Our patented Sing Core is the only high precision pivot door blank material that can be guaranteed not warp or fail for 50 years.
You can have the best pivot door with the best 50 year pivot door guarantee just by contacting your favorite millwork, custom door manufacturer or door company and tell them what pivot door you want and ask for, “Sing Core inside.”
That’s what we do. We work with the best pivot door manufacturers to make the best pivot doors that have the best pivot door guarantee for 50 years, because your pivot doors have premium Sing Core inside.
That’s why the best contemporary architecture design specifies, “Sing Core inside,” in the most important high end projects, especially when there are large pivot doors requiring high performance expectations over time.
How to determine if Your Pivot Door is the Best of the Best?
See the minimum warp allowances for pivot doors below. Pivot doors made of patented Sing Core far exceed the warp resistance allowed by AWI standards. In fact, one of the largest high end door manufacturer comments, “We have not had a single door fail since we started using Sing Core door blanks.”
All the latest multi-million dollar homes are using large pivot doors in their contemporary architecture design. Please inquire with your favorite trade professional as to which pivot doors can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for more than one year. Patented premium Sing Core doors can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years.
Patented Sing Core is strong enough to withstand the impact of a sledge hammer without causing structural damage. See the unbreakable mirror test, which demonstrates a mirror backed by Sing Core which does not break under the direct impact of a 16 oz. hammer. Your high strength door with Sing Core inside will survive years of use and impact without distortion or structure failure. Patented premium Sing Core is fully structure guaranteed for 50 years.
Some of the largest pivot doors could weigh a ton in an attempt to obtain strength and warp resistance but not doors with Sing Core inside. Patented Sing Core weighs approximately 10% of solid wood, timber or plywood core. Products made with Sing Core are stronger than steel pound for pound. Lightweight pivot doors are safer for kids to operate, plus it costs less for hardware, transportation, handling and installation and will not sag after years of use.
The torsion box structure of patented Sing Core is responsibly and sustainably made using renewable vertical grain natural wood fiber which comes from nature, unlike other less strong core materials made of paper, aluminum or solid wood-based cores.
Patented Sing Core is packed with insulation which imbues the pivot door with qualities such as climate control and sound deadening characteristics, which is even used in bullet proof and impact doors. High R value and STC rated insulation material is also a key component in the solid composite substrate which helps to achieve the high performance standards of Sing Core.
“It would have not been possible if not for Sing Core.”
The unique patented vertical grain torsion box/insulation-packed composite substrate expands the possibilities of building materials, bringing the visions of architects and designers to life and is the only Eco-friendly product known with such lightweight (10% the weight of solid wood) high strength (660 PSI) ability to span long distances with little or no deflection, even under stress and strain over a long life of heavy use.
Ask your favorite architect, millwork or custom door manufacturer about Sing Core.
Designer and Architects are establishing a new trend in the architectural impact of structures that garner attention at first glance by greeting visitors with a large pivot door. The larger the front pivot door, the more impressive and attention-grabbing.
Large pivot front doors create the greatest impact when a structure is seen for the first time. These oversized pivot door are big and thick, and the bigger the better. These big pivot doors are taller, wider and heftier than other traditional front door styles. Even real estate developers are installing large pivoting entry doors in high end homes for that extra hit in the curb appeal presentation.
Though some door manufacturers build and stock standard pivot doors, ready to install, the high end large pivot doors are custom manufactured for each installation by millworks, craftsmen or custom door manufacturers. Each pivot door is like an individual work of art.
Pivot Door Swing
Pivot doors are often thought of as having a center pivot point. A pivot door with a center pivot defines the maximum access as basically on-half the door width, because in the fully open position, the pivot door blocks the center of the opening due to the location of the pivot. Large pivot doors may be no problems as a 10 foot wide pivot door can still have a 5 foot access opening.
Center pivots are not your only options when considering a pivot door, as the pivots can be placed at any location. Moving the pivot point of your pivot door more to one side or the other creates a greater egress area on one side than the other. For maximum opening, an extreme edge pivot point can be used for your pivot door, so that it operates very similarly to a swing hinge door. Example: 10×12 extreme edge double pivot doors in the Center for Architecture & Design, Seattle, Washington are each twelve feet wide, five inches thick and open for a full 23 feet of access (also feature a man door for easy access when in the closed position).
Tall Pivot Doors
A large pivot door can span from floor to ceiling of any structure as well as being very wide and thick.
Pivot Sliding Door
Another growth segment in pivoting doors is a method that combines the best of two types of door hardware to develop a pivot sliding door using multiple floor to ceiling pivoting door panels alternatively hinged and retrofitted in sliding door hardware to produce large accordion door wall systems. These pivot sliding door wall units create complete separation between any two rooms, functioning as folding stacking doors, yet when fully opened reveal one large space.
Pivot Door Materials
Pivot doors can be made of any flat building material including materials that would be impossible to make a hinge door due to the weight. The design of the pivoting hardware can accommodate a pivoting entry door that is many, many times heavier than any hinge door.
Large pivot door can be manufactured using available materials such as cement, metals (aluminum, cold rolled steel, copper, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, stainless steel, steel diamond plate, etc…), natural or exotic woods (alder, bird’s eye maple, cedar, cypress, mahogany, olive, redwood, walnut, willow, etc… ), stone (granite, limestone, marble, sandstone, slate, etc…), just to name a few.
Heavy Pivot Doors
Though large pivot doors can span from floor to ceiling and the pivot door hardware can handle heavy weights, the challenge to overcome is the obvious one: The large size and heavy weight can create problems over time causing the need for routine ongoing maintenance dealing with issues that compromise either the pivot door or the structure itself.
Heavy pivot doors can cause undue stress on both the hardware and the structure, requiring maintenance on the pivot hardware, frame and possibly the structure under regular heavy use.
Light Pivot Doors
One way to optimize large pivot doors for weight is to use a strong lightweight substructure that will not compromise the structure of the door. SingCore large pivot door substrate is perfectly designed for large pivot doors sporting additional features besides creating a solid composite door that weighs a fraction of an otherwise solid door.
Modern pivot doors with patented SingCore inside are strong (660 PSI, stronger than steel pound for pound) and the torsion box structure grids are packed with rigid insulation (for added R-value and sound deadening capabilities).
Using SingCore inside your pivot door can transform any heavy pivot door into a lightweight pivot door.
Large Pivot Doors Warp
Warping large pivot doors are one of the chief problems associate with large pivot doors – or any large doors, for that matter – especially if the large pivot entry doors are made using natural woods, which are elegant when installed but tend to move according to variances in heat, moisture and other environmental conditions.
There’s really no way around the natural characteristics of wood grain to bend, warp, cup or twist – that is – until now…
Guaranteed Warp-free Large Pivot Doors
Only large modern pivot doors with professional SingCore inside can be guaranteed to remain structurally sound and warp-free for 50 years.
That’s 50 years of high precision, high performance, low maintenance enjoyment of your breathtaking very large pivot door, guaranteed.
When you’re looking to divide a space into two or more spaces, you may want to have more of a true separation between the spaces, while not having to rely on permanent construction and insulation contractors and installation, especially if you’re looking for temporary walls or room partitions that are modular components.
Temporary walls and room partitions made with SingCore inside have extraordinary characteristics drawing interest from individuals in New York seeking our wooden room dividers as the stand out lightweight, high strength, modern room dividers from 3,000 miles away. You might be surprised to learn we send more wooden products to New York than any other single location in the USA.
Sing wooden room dividers are built to architectural specifications using any of all available wood species though even inexpensive standard torsion box plywood panels available via the Lowe’s Home Improvement Pro Desk are the value-added low cost alternative for the DIY wooden room dividers for the creative do it yourselfer on a budget.
Large Wooden Room Dividers
The biggest wood room dividers present the greatest number of challenges for architects, designers and contractors. Unfortunately, while large wooden panels are highly sought out for their beautiful appearance, performance-wise they can be problematic. Due to the nature of the natural wood, the panel will tend to warp, bend or twist and there is little you can do about it, unless it has SingCore inside.
Warp-free Wooden Room Dividers
SingCore is the solution for creating a wood panel room divider that can be guaranteed warp-free for 50 years, even in a wood panel standing 37 feet tall, if built and designed correctly with professional SingCore. Non-warping wooden room dividers are not the only solution provided when your room partitions have SingCore inside. You also get:
Insulated wooden room dividers, providing greater room separation, climate control and sound deadening qualities for added safety, security and privacy between rooms.
Lightweight wooden room dividers, that are less expensive and easier to transport, handle and install (while cutting down on potential injuries caused by working with heavy wooden room dividers).
High strength wooden room dividers, offering incredible strength – even from an inch-and-a-half thick panel room divider – to support the installation of a custom door without compromising the space dividers.
Any Type or Style of Wooden Room Dividers
Wood temporary walls are designed for a wide variety of styles, uses and configurations to meet or exceed the expectations of the best architects and designers in the United States.
Pivot Door Wooden Room Dividers
The most popular configuration for temporary walls are room partitions made using pivoting – or a combination of pivoting and sliding – door hardware.
Sliding Wooden Room Dividers
A fairly straightforward way to temporarily divide a space would be to place sliding doors to separate an otherwise wide open area. When you want the space open, simply slide open the sliding door room dividers and you’re in business.
You will find the insulation and sound dampening abilities of your Sing wooden room dividers will help you get a good night’s sleep in your cozy new bedroom, while enjoying the redesigned space, yielding a high quality of life with the addition of more bedrooms without the cost of expensive contractors.
Your wooden room dividers could be configured to fully open providing full access to the entire space, when collapsed or folded, or dividing the space into multiple areas serving different functions as you see fit. Some installations include electronically articulating wall components using automatic door hardware with optional remote controls.
While some people are using our standard torsion box panels as components in quick and easy pressure walls, our friends in the greater New York area are feeling the crunch of building codes being enforced, especially in Manhattan. For these people, they are reaching out for using our insulated panels as backing for shelves, creating a
Even though bookcase walls are trending now in New York, designers, architects and engineers have been specifying SingCore as the backing material for bookcase walls for increased insulation and room separations when in use as a room divider disguised as a bookcase. In fact, entire bookcases built of SingCore can be easily pivoted with a standard pivot door hinge and used as a temporary wall or secret door which could be opened when desired or necessary, not just as the bookcase wall nyc.
Moveable Storage Unit Wall
The next step in alternative wooden room dividers is utilizing SingCore to build full modular storage units on wheels to make and create not only moveable storage components but to create sound deadening and functional room separation. Thanks to the lightweight and high strength these storage units can be moved around on furniture casters with ease.
In side-by-side comparisons different types of pivot doors are rated according to their performance in many categories including energy efficiency, installation, safety and available materials.
The most popular pivot doors are made of Sing Core, fiberglass (FRP), steel, aluminum and wood (solid and/or composite).
Stile & Rail
Ease of Install
Energy Efficiency: Sing Core’s built-in torsion box structure is more dimensionally stable than a standard stick-framed structure and they are pre-insulated for energy efficiency.
Ease of Install: Quick and easy installation. No heavy equipment or high-skilled labor necessary. Assembles fast with ease and seamless installation in a snap.
Safety: When compared to other materials Sing Core weighs much less, as much as 50% less, or more. Which means fewer injuries on the job site and at home. Safety, security and the lightweight means your children are less likely to suffer injury from door pinching.
Surface Material: Available in many different exteriors including (but not limited to) aluminum, cement board, cold roll steel, concrete, ceramic tile, fiber glass, galvanize metal, glass, MDF, metal, plastic, plywood, solid wood, stainless steel, etc…
Size: And when it comes to big pivot doors over 5-0 by 8-0, our custom oversize pivot doors continue to deliver the best results enjoyed by the top millworks and door companies in the world service the most demanding high-end users.
Affordable: Until now, pivot doors have generally been too expensive for the average homeowner to consider, but one pivot door core material is changing all that. Sing Core manufactures an Eco-friendly pivot door core material used by the most high-end architects, designers, door manufacturers, millworks and contractors for building the best pivot doors in the world.
Glass Options: Sing pivot door is basically a Sing Panel (that can be any size) custom cut for your window lights (without compromising the strength) to achieve your desired results, and can even be used to duplicate the exact appearance of any other door (and have been used in antique restorations).
Maintenance: Large doors are heavy, requiring heavy duty hardware and cause extra stress on the frame and structure. Warped doors are a common occurrence associated with large doors. This can be annoying for the end user due to the constant maintenance calls required for dealing with the warping door (though it is good for the door service business).
Lightweight: No more heavy sliding doors or pivot doors weighing in at 1,000 lbs. or more. Now you can make a pivot door – even floor to ceiling oversized large pivot door – that can be less than 20% the weight of a traditional pivot door (as little as 4 lbs. per sq. ft.) which means longer maintenance-free performance and less expensive hardware (and less door and hardware repair).
Non-warp: Say, “Goodbye,” to your warped door. Only patented Sing Core enables door manufacturers to create doors that are true flat (far exceeding AWI standards for flatness) and are guaranteed to stay flat – not warp, bend, twist or cup – for a full fifty years.
Insulation: Your Sing pivot door is pre-insulated using pre-built torsion box panels (aka Reinforced Structural Insulated Panel RSIP) and never worry about damage, compromise or loss due to mold or mildew. Insulation value R3.5 to R6.5 per inch (or more according to architectural specifications).
Sound Deadening: Standard Sing pivot doors are equivalent to STC 13-to-30 depending on the materials selected by the client.
Eco-friendly: The structure of Sing Core is 100% natural and renewable vertical grain wood fiber. There simply is no other core material that is more natural or renewable than Sing Core’s structural material. The material is manufactured in the USA with less energy and less waste than other materials.
Thickness available: Sing pivot doors are available in any thickness up to 8 inches, or more depending on architectural specifications.
Easy to machine: Sing Core is easy to work with in the shop or on-site for sawing, sanding, adding solid wood implants, gluing, cutting and fastening.
Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 48 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.
Fiberglass pivot doors
The good news: Inexpensive, weather resistant, usually insulated, can look like real wood, do not dent or rust.
The Bad news: Not impact resistant, can crack over time. Limited to 5 ft. wide & 8 ft. tall size
Steel pivot doors
The good news: Inexpensive, more security, weather resistant, low maintenance, paintable and energy efficient.
The Bad news: Weather resistance breaks down over time (cold and heat can move around or through the door slab), hard to fix if dented or damaged, may deteriorate rapidly or rust if not properly maintained and you can’t stain steel doors. Limited to 5 ft. wide & 8 ft. tall size
Aluminum pivot doors
The good news: Resistant against corrosion, distortion and other harmful effects of the environment.
The Bad news: Aluminum won’t rust, but it does pit and the powder coat finish can be damaged. No insulation. Limited to 5 ft. wide & 8 ft. tall size
Wood pivot doors
The good news: Best at resisting wear and tear, least likely to dent. Scratches can easily be repaired.
The Bad news: Expensive, require regular maintenance or varnishing to maintain appearance. Shorter warranties than other types of front doors. Limited to 5 ft. wide & 8 ft. tall size
Sing pivot doors
The good news: Available in any size, any style, any flat surface material. Sing Pivot Doors can be full structure guaranteed including non-warp for 50 years.
The Bad news: Your pivot door core may not be Sing Core.
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:
The invention of insulated reinforced torsion box helps woodworkers solve the mystery of warping wood eliminating the problems of warp, bend, twist, cup, cracking and even rot.
Sing pre-built torsion box can be used to manufacture a lightweight true flat workstation. It would take hours – even days – of work to build an 8 inch thick torsion box assembly table that wouldn’t be as strong or straight as Sing torsion box panel now available from Lowe’s Pro Desk.
The cost is affordable due to mass production made in the USA, patented and shipped worldwide.
This is good news for the woodworker, contractor, millwork, cabinet and furniture manufacturers. Yes, you can even make lightweight, super-strong furniture components.
Lightweight Sliding Door or Pivot Door
Sing Core Panel Watertight Church Door
No more heavy sliding doors or pivot doors weighing in at 1,000 lbs. or more. Now you can make a sliding door or pivot door – even floor to ceiling oversized large door – that can be less than 20% the weight of a traditional sliding or pivot door, which means longer maintenance-free performance and less expensive hardware (and less door and hardware repair).
High Precision Accuracy and Solid, like a rock
Your lightweight door can now be solid (not like hollow or honeycomb core doors) insulated, sound deadening, stronger than steel (independently tested at the University of Washington at 660 PSI compared to other high-tech aerospace cores at 10 to 110 PSI). High end architectural millworks enjoy the highest precision building material within .006 inch tolerance.
50 Year True Flat Guarantee
Say, “Goodbye,” to your warped door. Only patented Sing Core enables door manufacturers to create doors that are true flat (far exceeding AWI standards for flatness) and are guaranteed to stay flat – not warp, bend, twist or cup – for a full fifty years.
Submit drawings and photos of your project built with Sing Sandwich (available from Lowe’s Home Improvement) and receive a $50 cash reward for sharing your project (with full credits) to help make the world a better place and a certificate recognizing and honoring your sustainable efforts.
We are the manufacturers of SingCore. We do not sell retail. We only supply the best architects, builders, manufacturers, millworks and door companies with patented SingCore products that lift and redefine the limitations of weight and strength in building materials such as doors, panels, post and beams.
If you are interested in using patented SingCore in your next project for its Eco-friendly lightweight and high strength characteristics and you are an Architect, Millwork, Trade Professional, or Wholesale/Distributor, please feel free to Click for Pricing.
Homeowners or retail inquiries please contact your local trade professional or favorite door company and tell them you want a door with, “SingCore Inside.”
Ancient Pivot Doors
For thousands of years pivot doors have been the upscale preference of the most exotic high-end large oversize entrance doors relying heavily on the entry door hardware, specifically the pivot hinge, to manage the functionality of the pivot door.
Due to the size and weight of the conventional modern pivot door the heavy duty hinges and pivot door hardware could account for up to half the cost of the pivot door (e.g., a low end pivot door could cost $3,000, half the price will pay for the hardware due to the heavy weight), creating a high price point as well as being expensive to transport, handle and install.
Yet, the most demanding clients desire this elegant outswing exterior door to make an extreme visual impact for the primary access point of their structure (while bringing the outside in and the inside out by way of the architect’s modern design concept) regardless of price to command attention via first impression.
Pivot doors may be the most expensive designer doors but there’s no escaping the luxurious feel that they lend to designs by top architects who help to create the most leading edge structure designs by featuring the best exterior doors.
Since hardware is of huge importance in a pivot door’s design and implementation, there are many options to consider including offset pivot hinge, commercial door hinges, heavy duty door hinges and center pivot door hardware in your pivoting door system. Click Here to See Our Preliminary Pivot Door Industry Report
How to Build the Best Pivot Door
First you have to select what type of structure to build your pivot door
Structure of Pivot Door
1. Steel frame
Expensive to install
Expensive hardware due to the Weight
Less thermal break
Less precision due to welding process
Less compression strength which could cause surface dent under impact
2. Wood frame and/or solid wood pivot door
Danger for kit to operate due to the heavy weight
Less compression strength on the surface of the door—-potential structure after years of use.
Potential to warp, twist, cup, bend
Lack of high precision—which cause the leak of air, latch have problem to close or does not have a close tolerance to lock the door in place
High precision—-Sing core tolerance within .+ or – .007 inch
High strength—Sing door panel could design reach beyond 700 psi vs other lightweight core average 10 to 50 psi.
Less hardware and install cost.
Safe for kids to operate.
Warp-free and structure guarantee for 50 years
The best large door guarantee in the world ~ make sure to ask the door supplier for warranty if you have a large door to be built.
You do not want to have a problem if investing in tens of thousands of dollars in your high end door. Patented and patent-pending SingCore door panels will make Sing clients less worried about door warping or lack of structure strength over time.
Many pivot doors feature metal structures and framed composites and more popular for exclusive high security environments, commercial steel entry doors and even residential steel entry doors.
How to Build an Exterior Door
Many considerations must go into the design, plan, building and installing a pivot door.
1. The Core Material
The core material that makes up the heart of your pivot door determines so much. Based on your choice of material you will determine your pivoting door’s:
2. The Frame
Will your pivot door be a solid one-piece material construction, or will it be framed or unframed?
Many options about for the substance of your pivot door, first – the most heavy and likely the most unstable – is solid construction, then framing. Framing your pivot door can be with wood or metal, like steel or extruded aluminum. Wood will move Framing with metals, like a conventional steel door, may not meet high performance specifications due to welding creating imperfections in the metals.
3. The Entry Door Styles
What will the general appearance of your door be? What exterior surface material, skin (see material options) or design will make your pivot front door stand out to make that impactful visual impression?
What hardware will be required (price is usually influenced by style of pivot and finished weight of door) for optimal performance of your pivot door?
Who will install your pivot door and will any special handling/equipment be required for installation?
Can the Affordable Pivot Door Replace Contemporary Entrance Doors?
Until now, pivot doors have generally been too expensive for the average homeowner to consider, but one pivot door core material is changing all that. Sing Core manufactures an Eco-friendly pivot door core material used by the most high-end architects, designers, door manufacturers, millworks and contractors for building the best pivot doors in the world.
What constitutes the best pivot door in the world? One that is:
1. Eco-friendly (sustainable, true green)
Sing Panels are constructed with natural wood fiber vertical grain torsion box filled with recycled rigid foam adhered between stress skins using formaldehyde-free glue for a solid substrate.
Sing Panels weigh a fraction of the weight of other solid structural building materials.
3. High strength
Sing Panels were independently tested by the University of Washington at 660 PSI for super-strength (compared to 10 to 110 PSI of other honeycomb cores used in the aerospace industry).
Sing Panels are packed with insulation rated at R 3.5 to R 6.5 (depending on foam selection) and feature sound deadening qualities for security and privacy.
5. High Precision
Only Sing Panels can be created to be true flat, within .006 inch tolerance with little or no deflection.
Sing Panels can feature any surface material (skin), like any wood species, aluminum, ceramic, concrete, fiberglass (FRP), HPL, Kevlar, LVL, MDF, stainless steel, stone or any other flat building material, may host any glass lite openings in any configuration and can be embellished to have the appearance of any style door imaginable.
7. Guaranteed not to fail
Only Sing Professional pivot doors can be guaranteed true flat and to stay flat and not to fail for 50 years. (See free consultation).
Only by using patented Sing Core can any pivot door achieve such results.
Mirror with Sing Core inside = Unbreakable
How Can I Get a Sing Pivot Door?
There are many ways that you can make your pivot door dreams come true.
Architects have access to Sing technology and are specifying Sing Core in their pivot door designs – especially if they are large pivot doors – that can be manufactured by their favorite millworks.
Most one-of-a-kind custom pivot doors are created by revered craftspeople and woodworkers who create hand crafted pivot doors for exclusive clientele.
3 Door Companies
Any door company can use Sing Panel as the substrate for your pivot door. Though many do not feature the Sing Pivot Door as a standards catalog item, in most cases you can special order your pivot door with Sing Core technology.
Sing pivot doors panels are sold without hardware installed and unfinished. Our door panels are manufactured for mill works to install hardware and finish. We do not recommend shipping Sing door panels the job site for installing hardware and finishing. This is not the best way to treat a high end door such as a large pivot door made with SingCore. We highly recommend the GC work with millwork professionals to finish at their facility (except some special restrictions).
We believe each professional has it’s own specialized knowledge just like we do not expect an architect to install the door, instead using a highly trained GC.
Since the weight of your Sing pivot door will be a fraction the weight of a solid (or framed) pivot door you can save cash that would have to be invested in heavy duty pivot door hardware that could account for half the cost of any other pivot door.
Plus you save on transportation and installation costs, just like our clients (see clients list) and enjoy maintenance-free high performance of your pivot door.