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Patio Doors

When you’re not just looking for any patio doors, there’s a good chance you’re looking high and low for the best patio door to suit your needs, your particular taste(s) as well as beautiful patio doors. Normal, off the shelf patio doors are not going to suit what you want in a patio door. Chances are you’re looking for the best patio doors, doors that are not your run of the mill patio doors, but unique one of a kind patio doors.

If you really want the best patio doors, you will need to enlist the skills and artistry of a local millwork or custom patio door manufacturer.

Sliding Patio Doors

Sliding patio doors are the most prevalent and sought after styles of patio doors, which can and often do include several sliding patio doors in succession including overlapping sliding patio doors which are also called bypass sliding doors because one door slides over another door panel, which may or may not be a sliding patio door. Depending on the design, one or more patio doors may be stationary.

The best sliding patio doors featured in high end homes are made with wooden sliding doors that feature large glass window lite cutouts. It stands to reason, if you’re going to have a nice patio, you’re going to want to enjoy it both from the inside and the outside of your home. So, unless you’re primary concern is high security patio doors made of Kevlar or featuring Lexan clear polycarbonate, you’re going to want sliding patio doors with a view (glass installed).

French Patio Doors

Those sliding patio doors with the big glass cutouts? We call them French patio doors. By definition a French door is a usually a wood door featuring a large window glass pane. Sliding French doors allow you to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors regardless of the time of year. French doors are Eco-friendly in that they maximize the availability of the natural lighting.

If your French patio doors have Sing Core inside, they are lighter in weight and also insulated for climate control as well as possessing sound deadening qualities, thereby maximizing your investment in the most Eco-friendly French patio doors.

While the sliding French patio door is intended to provide access to and from the patio area, they are also elementally and visually impressive enhancing the overall appearance of any patio access area. Sliding French patio doors are by far the most elegant patio doors, and backed with Sing Core’s 50 year warp-free and structure guarantee, are the most sustainable patio doors.

Wooden Sliding Doors

Since wooden sliding doors are the preferential choice of designers, architects and owners of the most expensive homes ($20 Million & up) chances are these are going to be wooden sliding doors which are featuring large lite cut outs and are likely to be very tall, which could be 9 to 16 ft. tall wooden sliding doors, or even taller sliding French patio doors. Wooden sliding doors (especially if they are large sliding doors) present a number of challenges for the architects, designers and millworks or custom door manufacturers who build them. The number one problem with any long span of wood is that it will warp. It’s not a matter of if the large wooden sliding door will warp, but when it will warp.

That’s why it’s so important to have Sing Core inside your large wooden sliding doors, because a warped wooden sliding door which does not open or close is not a door at all. Although, if your door has a large window glass pane lite cutout, you will still have the view, so even if the door fails, your wood French patio door can be a French patio window.

The most conscientious, wisest and efficient designers and architects increasingly are specifying that all their large wooden sliding doors and wooden French patio doors have “Sing Core inside.”

Sliding Door Design

The design of sliding door, and sliding doors in particular, can be complex and may require a true team approach to the sliding door design. The architect can specify the sliding doors, and the designer (who may also be the architect or the owner) knows what they want. The concerted efforts of the custom patio door builder or manufacturer, the millworks, (as well as Sing Core, if specified) and the install team, must work in tandem to solve all the pending challenges that may arise from the sliding door design.

Extra care must be taken in the selection of the sliding patio door hardware, ensuring that it is rated for exterior use, and also matched to the weight of the sliding patio door as it was designed. The weight of the sliding patio door dictates the types and styles of sliding patio door hardware which will be necessary for improving performance and reducing maintenance over time.

For patio doors that have solid warp-free Sing Core composite core inside, these patio doors will be lighter in weight than other solid core doors, reducing the cost of what otherwise might require heavy duty sliding door hardware, which can cost many times the cost of the sliding doors themselves.

Modern Patio Doors

In this day and age, modern sliding doors need not adhere to the same design characteristics as their sliding patio door forerunners. In the most contemporary architectural designs custom lite openings can be designed which contrast wildly in comparison to earlier traditional designs.

It is common for Sing Core to pre-cut custom lite openings in modern patio doors based on the visionary drawings of the contemporary architect, designer or owner.

By altering and creatively designing the glass openings in an otherwise sliding French door configuration, a unique glass design and install can increase the effective curb appeal and radically enhance the perceived value of a home, when the owner desires to be uniquely separated from the pack.

Plus, high end modern patio doors need not be limited to being manufactured of wood. You could be looking at modern hot rolled steel doors for your patio. You might see these highly individualized, one-of-a-kind patio doors made of hot rolled steel, copper, or concrete, because custom patio doors with Sing Core inside could be made of any available flat building material.

50 Year Patio Door Guarantee

It’s obvious that your patio doors are exterior doors and exterior doors are always problematic because one side faces the inside of the structure and the other side faces the elements. Only professional patio doors with Sing Core inside can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years, including full structure warranty.

The Only 50 Year Patio Door Guarantee

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Sliding Door Design

Your sliding door design is limited only by your imagination. Architects and designers love adding sliding doors to spaces for visual impact and improved functionality. Many options cover the landscape of design possibilities when considering adding sliding doors to a particular design. Some of the most popular sliding door designs include single sliding doors, double sliding doors, stacking sliding doors, pivot sliding doors, sliding barn doors, floating doors and pocket doors, just to name a few, while large sliding doors may comprise complete sliding walls and may be used as sliding room dividers.

The only 50 year warp-free guarantee and full structure warranty

Imagine Your Sliding Door Design

The strength of contemporary architecture design is in the creativity limited only by the imagination of the individual envisioning the concept, look and feel of the project at hand. In a perfect world, your sliding door visualizations and ideas translate well to the real world. In many cases what is seen in the mind’s eye exceeds (sometimes far exceeds) the limitations of available building materials, time or budget constraints (because any sliding door design is possible given enough time and money).

Limitations of Sliding Door Design

When translating visionary sliding doors to the real world, certain limitations are imposed on those with their feet on the ground, whose responsibility it is to bring your sliding door dream to life. These limitations include such things as the Law of Physics and the specific characteristics of the available materials used to materialize your most exquisite sliding door design.

Our team of best sliding door professionals have years of experience trouble-shooting and solving the problems associated specifically with unique sliding door designs. Here are some of the problems associated with sliding doors which we can provide solid solutions for (including our 50 year warp-free guarantee) regardless of the size, style or functionality of your sliding door design.

Sliding Door Sizes

Sliding doors, just like any other type or style of doors, vary in accordance with the materials used and the overall size of the door which determines the weight of the door. Large oversized sliding doors, particularly those over 7 ft. tall are so entirely problematic that no door company will warranty them for more than one year because they cannot maintain optimum precision or door performance over time due to the sliding door’s mass. Yet, even large exterior sliding doors with SingCore inside can be fully guaranteed for 50 years not to fail, regardless of size (up to 50 ft.). So, now you can release the previous limitations concerning size and embrace the idea of very large sliding doors, even floor to ceiling sliding doors and sliding partition walls that will make your design shine for years to come.

Sliding Door Weight

Sliding doors best operate within a delicate balance between size and weight, where weight can cause problems associated with the structure, the sliding door hardware, and the regular trouble-free operation of the sliding door. SingCore’s highly specialized staff can help to engineer doors to be lightweight (1/3rd or more the weight) of other solid core doors.

How do you make such a lightweight door? We use patented insulated Sing reinforced vertical grain torsion box core inside which makes the resulting door so much lighter than other solid core doors. Fore instance one door company replaced a series 25 foot tall sliding doors weighing in at 1,100 lbs. with Sing 25 foot sliding doors weighing in at a mere 198 lbs.

Sliding Door Hardware

Next up is the sliding door hardware, which is also most closely associated with the sliding door weight. In fact, the weight of the sliding door dictates which hardware is to be used. In the case of heavy sliding doors, heavy duty industrial sliding door hardware must be used. In the case of heavy sliding doors, the sliding door hardware can be the most expensive part of the sliding door design, costing many times the price of the sliding door itself. Also, regular use of a heavier sliding door will create maintenance problems with the sliding door hardware over time.

Sliding Door Warp

A warping sliding door is problematic in that it can not only compromise the operation of the sliding door itself but also can create additional strain on hardware and damage other surfaces which parallel the sliding door. In the case of a sliding door concealed within a cavity, like a pocket sliding door, a warped sliding door can become entirely inoperable.

This is particularly common in wood sliding doors due to the nature of the natural wood grain; it moves. Even though wood grain is the most prevalent culprit in on site sliding door failures, sliding doors made of other materials may also warp as designers, engineers and contractors attempt to mitigate the problems associated with the weight of heavy sliding doors by creating a lightweight composite sliding door. Though the issue of weight is addressed, the strength of the door is only as strong as its sliding door core material. Therefore, lightweight composite sliding doors made of other materials besides natural wood are subject to failure due to warping also.

Sliding Door Solution

SingCore is the premiere one-of-a-kind solution to all problems associated with sliding doors, eliminating the challenges of:


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Which includes full structure warranty for 50 years. No other siding door can do that, unless it has premium SingCore inside, helping not only to bring your sliding door designs to life but deliver to you and your customers the most insulated airtight lightest and strongest sliding door available today, guaranteed.