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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 French Doors

One of the best uses in emerging technologies attributed to the Sing Core solution for sliding doors is that of sliding French doors. In the scope of sliding French doors, the door is framed with a significant amount of solid material detail, such as is found in wooden sliding doors or aluminium sliding doors, but the main visual feature of the doors is a large pane of glass, similar to that of a glass sliding door. The result is a French sliding door which features the best of both worlds, an elegant frame with a large glass opening (lite opening).

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

Large Sliding French Doors in Office Building

Large Sliding French Doors in Office Building

Sliding French doors are more common in exterior uses, such as sliding patio doors.

Sliding Patio Doors


Sliding French doors make fabulous sliding patio doors which can feature many patio sliding doors in a line to offer greater visibility between the indoors and outdoors. Plate glass sliding door can be extremely heavy and may risk injury of little fingers which may be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The lighter weight Sing sliding door solution helps mitigate the risk of injury from sliding patio doors, while offering increased safety and security as wells as a degree of insulation which would not be possible for a simple sliding glass door left to itself.

Sliding Internal Doors

While sliding doors are used to separate the indoors from the outdoors, increasingly they are finding their way inside the home in a variety of sliding internal door applications. Sliding internal doors appear in a variety of sliding door designs. The most modern sliding doors are stylistically fashioned after the sliding barn doors of yesteryear.

Sliding Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are set apart from other types of sliding doors due to the type of sliding door hardware which is a major component of the design of the sliding barn doors. Sliding barn door hardware traditionally is on top of the door from which the sliding barn door hangs. Exposed wheels roll back an forth on an exposed track, which gives the impression of an old style rolling barn door, like you might have seen out in the country or in old movies, or TV shows depicting barns which featured this type of sliding barn door.

Though the architectural sliding door design features may vary depending on the presentation, as the sliding barn door surface material may have a rustic appearance, or a highly polished modern sliding barn door appearance, which may feature wood, or other more contemporary sliding barn door materials.

Sliding Wall

One of the most popular uses of an interior sliding door is the concept of the sliding wall, which is not unlike the sliding patio door design, but usually features a solid door facing which could be either wood or some type of metal, such as aluminum sliding doors or steel sliding doors, used as a method to provide insulated separation between adjoining rooms, or dividing a large space into two or more separate rooms, while still retaining the large space, when needed. In this case, sliding doors room dividers can be sliding internal doors, feature barn door sliders, or a combination of folding sliding doors, depending on the architectural specifications of the sliding partition wall units.

Wooden Sliding Doors

Wooden sliding doors are the most problematic doors due to Mother Nature’s wood grain’s tendency to move according to the environmental conditions within the proximity of the faces of the wooden sliding door. In this sense, the door can seem very alive as it tends to bend or cup. This is one of the primary benefits of featuring Sing Core inside any type of wooden sliding door because it’s the only known method of creating a strong, lightweight, solid core wooden sliding door that can be guaranteed not tio warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Warp-free Sliding French Doors

Sliding French Door Specs

Sliding French Door Specs

The only known method for manufacturers of sliding French doors to create a warp-free sliding French door is to start with patented Sing Core’s insulation reinforced torsion box composite solid core material with patent pending warp-free technology to prevent the large oversize sliding door from failing for the service life of the wooden sliding doors, which would otherwise fail. Sing Core provides the sustainable Eco-friendly lightweight,  high strength, torsion box composite technology to sliding door manufactures that can be guaranteed warp-free for 50 years.

A sliding door that moves can jeopardize the sliding door lock, making it difficult, if not impossible, to secure. Let’s face it, a door that cannot be secured, is not much of a door at all. While warp-free is a huge advantage of sliding doors with Sing Core inside, another benefit is huge savings in sliding door hardware and maintenance over time. See also: How to Build Large Non-warp Exterior Sliding Doors

Sliding Door Hardware

The weight of the sliding door determines the size and nature of the sliding door hardware to be used to accommodate the sliding door’s operation. Whether the doors operation is as an automatic sliding door, or manual sliding door operation, the sliding door mechanism and hardware must be suited to the weight of the door. For heavy sliding doors, the sliding door hardware could cost many times the cost of the sliding door itself, which includes the sliding door handles. Fortunately for sliding doors that have Sing Core inside, they weigh a fraction of the weight of other solid core doors, which accounts for being able to utilize lighter weight sliding door hardware to match the sliding door, which also reduces stress and strain on both the structure and the hardware over time saving time and money over the life of the sliding door.

Sliding Door Repair

Of all the materials with which a sliding door company could build a sliding door, Sing Core is the most sustainable Eco-friendly material made in the USA, and can easily be repaired on site. For instance, in commercial sliding door operations, heavy equipment could damage the door, such as being punctured by forklift forks. If the doors are made of other traditional core material, the entire door might have to be replaced. But if you have Sing Core inside, the door can easily be repaired without compromising the high performance, precision, strength, security or insulation qualities of your sliding door with Sing Core inside.