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The Making of a Sing Core Door – From Concept Drawing to Finished Door

The Making of a Sing Core Door

When you first consider ordering a Sing Core door panel, you may wonder what all goes into making your order? If Sing Core is really such a unique and high-quality product, how is it made? Today, let’s dive into the process of taking a Sing Core custom door from concept drawing to finished door.

Step 1: Quote

The first step to any Sing Core door is to request a quote. You can do this by clicking the orange “Pricing” button in the top right corner of most of the pages on our website. This will take you to our order form where you will need to provide the details of your job. These include measurements, door style, use, and more. From there, your completed form gets sent to our sales team, who process your request and reach out to you with a quote. Sometimes they’ll ask for more information, but by the end of this conversation you’ll have a price and date of completion estimate.

Step 2: Shop Drawing

After you accept the quote and decide to move forward with your order, it gets sent off to the production team. The production team starts by making a shop drawing, which is a detailed drawing of your order, showing the exact measurements and shape needed to make your door a reality. The shop drawing is sent to you for one last round of approval, and then it gets put in the factory’s queue to be made.

Step 3: Building

Finally the time to actually make your order has arrived! The factory team starts by analyzing the shop drawing and making a plan for your door. Sometimes the plan is simple, but in some highly-customized-order scenario, there may be additional steps or materials needed. They then create the base of your door order: a Sing Honeycomb Core panel built to the specifications of your project. We use patented and patent-pending technology and designs to make this high end, lightweight, and incredibly strong panel. The panel is then framed and protected with high quality wood sheets, which completes your order. If you requested any additional features for your order, like in the case of a Sing Core Security Panel, then those added features would be added at various times throughout the process, depending on what they are.

Step 4: Wrapping Up

Next, we take your order and package it for shipping. This can vary in execution depending on some factors, such as size, location, and urgency. Many orders will have custom crates built to protect the panel during shipping if possible. The panel goes through one final inspection before being loaded up, and then you will be notified that your order has shipped.

Process Summarized

Your order goes through many stages to ensure quality and accuracy, and we work with you regularly to make sure we’re all on the same page when it comes to your custom order. All orders are appreciated equally at Sing Core, and we guarantee the same high quality, lightweight and sturdy product for everyone. In addition, you get our 50 Year Warp-Free and Structural Guarantee with every panel ordered.

Thank you for your interest in using Sing Core for your custom doors. If you have any questions, feel free to submit a quote request and our Sales team will be happy to assist you!

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How Can You Get a Sing Core Product?

How to get a Sing Core Product

So you’ve done your research, compared the products, and found Sing Core to be the best choice for your custom panel. Whether it be for a door, wall, or other purpose, you’ve chosen Sing Core to bring stability and durability to your project. Now what? Follow the steps in this article to go from concept to reality!

As a Homeowner

As a homeowner or private buyer, you may be wanting to work Sing Core into your project or home, and we greatly appreciate your support! We unfortunately don’t sell direct to the consumer, but there are still ways you can get a Sing Core product! Simply locate a contractor, architect, or other industry professional and let them know you want a Sing Core panel for your project, and they can take it from there. If you’ve already done your research and know what sort of core of ours you’d like to use, you can give that information to your chosen specialist so they have a place to start.

 As an Industry Professional

Your client has requested a high end, custom door, wall, or other fixture, and you want to use Sing Core’s lightweight and durable panels to make it. We appreciate your business, and want to make this process as streamlined as possible, while still guaranteeing quality and accuracy.
First, you’ll need to get the specifications for your project, either from your customer or your own design. We need dimensions, intended use, quantity, and skin type. Measure the height, width, and depth of your desired item, and choose one of our many skin options. Then, go to our website, and click the orange “Pricing” button on the right side, and then the “Get an Estimate” button. Fill out the requested information, and one of our sales specialists will contact you soon. They will often contact you within the same day, but can be 1-2 business days.

When the sales specialist contacts you, they’ll go over your project more in depth, and talk about how Sing Core can bring strength, durability, and promise to it with a lightweight panel. From there, they will give you an estimate on the price, specifications, and delivery time, and we can start working on your product.

After your panels arrive, the ball has been passed to you! You can now use these incredible panels to build amazing doors, walls, and more.

What Comes Next?

Next, we hope to hear back from you! Reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or comments you have about our product and service. You can also leave reviews for us on the major avenues, such as Facebook, Google, and more. The more you support us, the more we’ll support you! Plus, at Sing Core we value loyalty above all else, and look forward to building the professional relationships we can both rely on, so you can continue to get the best panels in the industry, and we can continue to work with you.

Thank you for your interest in Sing Core, and we look forward to working with you.

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How to Build the Biggest Warp-free Door

Sing Core has long been in the business of building the biggest warp-free doors in the world. And now you can learn how to build the biggest warp-free door as well. The first thing to note is that Sing Core does not build doors, even though Sing Core is credited and called out in architectural specifications as Sing Core door(s).

Inventor Peter Sing’s patent and patent-pending inventions are deployed in Sing’s Sing Core factory to provide the warp-free basis for high-end millworks and the biggest door companies for building big doors, over 8 ft. tall and up to 50 ft. or more, that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail for 50 years.

New Door or Replacement Door

Sing Core assists in the building of either New Doors, doors that have not existed before, or Replacement Doors, doors that are being replaced and may have to be replicated to maintain the appearance of the original door, such as in the case of participating in a historical restoration.

How to Build the Biggest Warp-free Door

Since Sing Core does not build doors, it is up to the architect to imagine what size the new door should be and of what materials the door should be made of. In the case of replacement doors, Sing Core is provided all the specs based on the original door to be either replaced or replicated.

The following steps are followed in making a door with Sing Core inside:

Step 1: Answer questions, and estimate

  • What is the size (length, width, thickness) of the door?
  • How will you be finishing the door
  • What type of door hardware will be used (hinge, pivot, sliding, overhead, etc.)?
  • What style of door (flush, architectural, plank, French, Dutch, etc.)?
  • How and where will the door be used?
  • Will this be an interior or exterior door?
  • Are there other specifications (weight, insulation, sealing, etc.)?

Step 2: Re-evaluate and refer to Sing’s True Flat Team, if necessary

Evaluate your estimate and let Sing Core know if we can help meet your budget

The True Flat team is available to help you provide your customer with a door that fits within their budget.

Sing Core and the True Flat team can suggest ways of changing some of the details of the panel, such as, reducing the height/width or choosing a more cost-effective skin.

Steps might need to be made to modify Sing’s composite hybrid solid substrate to accommodate the challenges that may not have been noted in the original details gathered in Step 1.

Step 3: Manufacture specified Sing Core

The specific Sing Core substrate core is then manufactured in Sing’s factory by skilled workers who have been manufacturing Sing’s cores for years using Sing’s patented and patent-pending technologies. Occasionally, a new challenge is recognized that the true Flat Team has never seen before, that is when Sing get to inventing again, and when a solution is achieved, this will likely lead to another patented solution.

The core which is based on Sing’s insulated reinforced vertical grain torsion box core, may or may not be framed, and is sandwiched between two matching skins, ready to be used as door core.

If no other services are required, skip Step 4, and go directly to Step 5.

Step 4: Additional services

To further assist the millworks and door companies in the manufacturing process, Sing Core may provide other services. For instance, the millwork or door builder may elect to have Sing’s factory apply additional outer door skins to the completed Sing Core substrate, in a sense, creating a custom door blank.

Some of the additional services that Sing’s factory may provide, include:

  • Trimming
  • Adding exterior skins
    • Wood stave
    • Veneer
    • Cement board or concrete
    • High Pressure Laminate (HPL)
    • Fiberglass
    • Formica
    • Metal
      • Aluminum
      • Cold rolled steel
      • Copper
      • Galvanized steel
      • Hot rolled steel
      • Lead
      • Stainless steel
    • Impact/Bulletproof/Blast resistant materials
  • Light cutouts, openings, for glass inserts
  • Routing for architectural grooves

Step 5: Package and ship to millwork or door company

Sing’s factory packages and ships the door core or prepared blank to the millwork or door company who will finish the door.

Step 6: Finishing

Finishing takes place at the millwork or door company who installs hardware, finishes, and hangs the door, which is ready for installation.