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Extra Wide Door

The extra wide door adds an additional edge and flair to any project, whether it is automatically retractable, articulated by hand, or hidden within a wall pocket. As magnificent as extra wide doors are, there are challenges facing the architects, designers, manufacturers, installers, and end users which are best solved prior to attempting to incorporate an extra wide door in your next project.

Extra Wide Door

Of all the extra wide doors, the wide barn door is the most popular method of handling wide doorways and openings in industrial and commercial applications. The standard configuration of a wide barn door consists of a large wide panel with wheels in tracks in or on the door’s base and suspended from wheels in guides at the top of the door, enabling it to articulate, open and close, by sliding back and forth left to right.

An extra wide barn door presents challenges, the first of which is the extreme weight of the extra wide door. No doubt the door is large, and the common belief is that it makes sense to be made of heavy material because it needs to have structural integrity. Until recently very heavy building materials were thought to have the greatest dimensional stability. That was, until the introduction of patented and patent-pending Sing Core.

Sing Core offers a lightweight solution for building extra wide exterior doors which are far more dimensionally stable than heavier building materials. But weight is not the only challenge faced by those who would like to incorporate an extra wide door into their project.

The problem with extra wide doors is that they are difficult to keep straight over a wide span. They have a tendency to move according to variations in the environment. If sunlight hits the door, the temperature changes. If there are variances in moisture content on either side of the door, and any other number of reasons, that huge door panel will warp, bend, twist, cup, or start to come apart, resulting in utter failure of the door altogether.

Extra wide doors are expensive, but the cost of maintenance on such a door over time far exceeds the initial cost of the wide doorway solution.

That is where the characteristics of inventor Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending extra wide door core shines brightly. Until the release of Sing Core, there was no way to create a large lightweight panel with the structural integrity to remain warp-free over the life of any extra wide exterior doors.

The unique attributes of Sing’s core imbue any tall and extra wide door with the ability to be incredibly lightweight with superior dimensional stability while being fully insulated for both climate control and sound deadening capabilities. Take a look at the characteristics of Sing’s core,


A fraction of other standard high strength building materials

High Strength

Dimensionally stable, independently tested, stronger than steel lb. for lb.

Fully Insulated

Insulation values are customizable to meet your specification. Start at R3.5.


Patented Sing Core is used by soundproof door companies for sound deadening


Non-warp Sing Core uses patented and patent-pending stiffening technologies

Sing’s groundbreaking technologies empowers manufacturers of extra wide doors to create doors of enormous size which are lightweight and can be guaranteed to remain straight and true over time. In fact, any extra wide door with Sing Core inside can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years.


Doors with Sing Core inside can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years. Inventor Peter Sing provides his patented core and patent-pending stiffening technologies to the biggest and best door companies, millworks, and custom extra wide door manufacturers.

The biggest door companies in the USA started to exclude large doors from their door schedules due to the constant problems associated with failure in the field. Most of them guarantee their doors for 1 year or more following installation. Since those wide doors failed, they would exclude them from the warranty with a specific rider, or eliminate them from the order altogether, forcing the customer to outsource the large doors to a millwork.

Now that the most powerful door companies in the world have access to Sing’s core, they are back in the extra wide custom door business again.

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Wide Doors for Hinge or Pivot Door Hardware

Oversized large paint grade Sing pivot door panelExclusive to multimillion dollar spec homes, the standard extra wide exterior doors are pivot doors to accommodate the unique challenges of wide doors.

The Problem

Wide doors will warp, not just top to bottom but side to side which compromises the seal and creates a problem for latching the door. Wide doors are problematic due to warping requiring regular maintenance to adjust the wide door accordingly.

The Solution

The Sing non-warping Professional Pivot Door Panels are the solution because if the door does not warp, you’ve solved the problem with the failure of wide doors altogether, and can be guaranteed to remain non-warp for 50 years. Even $10,000 wide doors cannot be guaranteed not to warp; even for one day.

This wide door could use concealed door hinges as swing door hinges or pivot door hardware for extra wide exterior doors thanks to Sing Core

This wide door could use concealed door hinges as swing door hinges or pivot door hardware for extra wide exterior doors thanks to Sing Core.


Lightweight Sing wide doors with custom tite cut outs for concealed door hinges or pivot door hardwareUsing the Sing non-warp door blank as the basis extra wide exterior doors used in multimillion dollar spec homes is not only the only solution, but also imbues your door with the following benefits:

  • Lightweight: Sing wide door blanks are 17% the weight of other solid wide wooden doors, i.e. 120 lbs. vs. 720 lbs. at 4 ft. wide door.
  • High Strength: Sing wide door blanks are stronger than steel pound-for-pound (660 PSI).
  • Insulated: Sing wide door blanks are packed with rigid foam insulation rated at R3.5 per inch at no extra charge for heating/cooling control as well as sound dampening.
  • Non-warp: Only Sing wide door blanks can be guaranteed not to warp, bend or twist –including full structure integrity – for 50 years.

Affordable Wide Doors

Expensive pivot doors start at about $10,000 and just the hardware (due to the heavy weight of the door) can run into thousands of dollars and requires highly skilled craftsmen to install/maintain.

Large non warp wood pivot door mahogany warp free door blank 12 ft x 10 ft 50 year guaranteeSing wide door are a fraction of the weight and price of extra wide exterior doors. Due to being so lightweight, less expensive pivot door hardware can be used. In fact because Sing wide doors are so light in weight, you can even use standard hinge door hardware. This is why Sing wide door blanks are the premium choice of high end carriage door manufacturers.

Now, wide doors need not be relegated only to million dollar homes, because making them more affordable puts them within the reach of discriminating home owners who would like to increase the impact of their entrance door by switching to an extra wide front door.

Retro-fit Wide Doors

Say, “goodbye,” to sidelites. Sing wide doors can easily be retro-fitted to replace a standard existing exterior front door and sidelites with a single Sing extra wide front door using your choice of side hinges or pivot door hardware.

SOSS concealed door hinges for Sing wide doors alternative to pivot door hardwareSing Wide Doors Always Latch

The difference between sing wide doors and any other extra wide door is that you can always count on one thing: Sing wide doors will always secure and latch every time because they will not warp nearly eliminating wide door maintenance. This high precision can be guaranteed non-warp for 50 years.

Hinge Any Way You Want

Thanks to the light weight of Sing Door blanks, you can choose whether your extra wide exterior doors use side hinges (we suggest considering the use of concealed SOSS hinges) or lightweight pivot door hardware for easy hardware installation.