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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 Patio Doors

Sing Core has long been the secret weapon of high end manufacturers or high end sliding patio doors used in mansions, exclusive high rise condos, and the most exquisite multimillion dollar estates in New York, around the United States and the world.

The Only 50 Year Warp-free Guarantee and full structure warranty

As ornate and beautiful as sliding patio doors can be, then can present problems over time, or from season to season, simply based on the changes in climate, especially if they have a certain degree of wood, which most high end clientele seem to like to adorn their sliding patio doors with. The result is a patio door that is similar in appearance to a wooden French door with a large window lite glass opening.

If the opening to the patio is large (which is usually the case for more high end homes) the bigger the door and the thicker the glass. This creates a very heavy door which can present challenges for both the structure and the associated hardware to accommodate such large sliding patio doors.

Sliding door hardware can be expensive, and since we are most likely talking about large and heavy sliding patio doors, they will require heavy duty sliding door hardware, which can be very expensive, often times more expensive than the sliding patio door itself.

To exasperate things even more, unlike interior sliding doors, sliding patio doors are exterior sliding doors. That means on side of the door faces the structure’s interior while the other side faces the elements, which could be quite a contrast on either side of the door. This could potentially cause the sliding patio doors to fail due to warping as it attempts to acclimate to its environment(s). If the sliding door adjusts itself too much, the result may be a sliding patio door that does not seal correctly, or becomes inoperable due to movement.

Other framing treatments may be applied to the sliding patio doors, especially in extreme weather variation locations, like fiberglass sliding patio doors or even aluminum sliding patio doors, in an effort to reduce the inevitable door failure either seasonally or over time.

Enter Sing sliding patio doors. While we do not build sliding patio doors, our sliding patio door blanks are used by the most prestigious door companies, millworks and custom door manufacturers. Using our patented lightweight high strength sliding patio door core, these highly skilled high end providers of the most impressive large sliding patio doors are able to deliver outstanding, nearly maintenance-free large sliding patio doors. These unique one-of-a-kind creations can be guaranteed not to fail due to warping, bending, twisting, or otherwise failing for a full 50 years, guaranteed, including full structure warranty. Even in extreme weather conditions.

Thanks to Sing Core, the best sliding patio doors can feature framing, even large wood framing of a moderate glass lite opening, or even be clad in solid wood, without fear of warp or structure failure.

Plus sliding patio doors with Sing Core inside weigh a fraction of the weight of other heavyweight solid core sliding patio doors. Sliding patio doors which are much lighter in weight reduces the need for heavy duty sliding door hardware, reducing the overall cost of the sliding patio door project altogether.

Other costs are also reduced due to the lighter weight Sing solution, including less handling and shipping cost, carbon footprint, transport, installation, and maintenance costs out of the gate, as well as over time. If your sliding patio door has Sing Core inside, you not only have the best door, but you have made a sound investment in a sustainable sliding patio door which will last the test of time.

You can have the only sliding patio door with a full

50 Year Warp-free Guarantee

No other company can do what patented Sing Core can do.