Large Pivot Doors

In the most high end homes in the United States and around the world, the front doors are the first thing that anyone sees when they approach the main structure on the property. Unique doors make a significant first impression and large doors leave a lasting impression, and large pivot doors are the most impressively powerful of all front doors, which everyone remembers.

16 ft tall warp-free wooden pivot door

While little else can leave as lasting an impression as a large pivot door, they are not as easy to create, install and maintain as one might think. They are expensive to create due to their sheer size, which also makes them extremely heavy. These heavy pivot doors are expensive to transport to the job site, require heavy equipment to manipulate throughout the installation process and require shoring up the structure and expensive heavy duty hardware.

After all that expense, engineering, craftsmanship and hard work, the door’s magnificence is apparent as everyone steps back to review their handiwork. The culmination of all this team’s efforts is realized in the most beautiful large pivot door in all its glory. Then what?

Not long after the door’s installation, you realize why this large pivot door was exempt from the rest of the job which carried a one-year warranty. As one of the biggest door reps in the country has stated,

“All large doors warp.”

Door warp is the bane of all companies who dare take on the task of building large pivot doors because when they warp, this creates a significant problem and continual frustration for the client and the door support services which service the large pivot door over time.

 

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Yet, there are some pivot door companies who specialize in large pivot doors who are able to guarantee their pivot doors will not warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for 50 years, including a 50-year full structure warranty. Now, that’s impressive!

How can a custom high-end door manufacturer guarantee their large pivot doors will not warp for 50 years? The secret is… their oversized large pivot doors are all individually guaranteed because they have professional

“Sing Core inside.”

Sing Core is the secret ingredient in large high-end doors. The secret is based on inventor Peter Sing’s patented reinforced vertical grain torsion box core which provides the most Eco-friendly dimensionally stable solid composite core material for these guaranteed large modern pivot doors.

Weatherproof large exterior warp-free wooden pivot door

Even large exterior pivot doors made of wood (which are the most prone to warp due to the natural state of the wood itself) can be made to be warp-free and much lighter in weight than other heavier large pivot door core materials.

The unique characteristics of Sing Core include Eco-friendly (the best use of natural resources, made with little energy and waste), lightweight (a fraction of other solid core doors, reducing transportation costs and small carbon footprint), high strength (660+ PSI, stronger than steel pound for pound), high precision (+/- .006 in. tolerance), and fully insulated for sound dampening and climate control.

If your large pivot front door has Sing Core inside, you can design and create an even larger and more impressive front door than you ever thought possible. The taller, wider and thicker the pivot doors the better, plus you can save time and money throughout the building process and hugely in maintenance over time. You can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a worry-free piece of articulating art for 50 years.

Finishing large hot rolled steel pivot door

These high end pivot door are proudly manufactured by the biggest and best custom door manufacturers and millworks in the land as they pass on the professional 50-year guarantee on to their clients following installation, while everyone sleeps so much better than they did prior to using Sing’s revolutionary building material.

Full length large pivot doors span the width of the door opening and can reach fully from the floor to the ceiling of any structure. Sing Pivot doors can easily reach 20 ft tall or more.

Any Surface Material

Sing’s patented core material can host any available flat building material and still remain lightweight, high strength, true flat and straight (out-performing any AWI standard for door warp). This means you can build any type of door with any skin material, such as any available wood species, aluminum, brass, cold rolled steel, copper, diamond plate steel, fiberglass/FRP, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, Kevlar, LVL, MDF, stainless steel, and so much more.

If you’re looking for the best in large pivot doors, then the answer is simply to have your architect specify that your architectural pivot doors have, “Sing Core inside.” No other large door can be guaranteed warp-free and full structure warranted for 50 years.

Exterior Pivot Doors

Here at Pivot Door Inc., we help our clients achieve new heights in high performance pivot doors of all sizes (up to 50 ft.) which might be problematic for most innovative architects, designers, door companies, millworks or contractors. As a rule most pivot door are larger in size than traditional out swing or sliding doors and can also be a great deal thicker, which adds to the elegant and massive look and feel of the door.

The problems associated with large pivot doors usually appear in terms of heavy weight and failure over time due to warping, bending and twisting. Even more problematic are exterior doors in comparison to interior doors as interior doors are more likely to have equally compatible climates on either side of the door while exterior doors have one side facing more extreme elements. Any environmental variances and changes on either side of the door will cause door warp and subsequent door and/or seal failure.

Exterior Pivot Doors

Steel doors are a common approach to solving the problems associated with warping exterior pivot doors, but introduce an entirely new set of problems. Necessary sacrifices will be necessary to accommodate the steel door solution to the issues associated with exterior pivot doors. For instance, solid steel doors (which are the least likely to warp) are very heavy, causing stress and strain on the structure and required extremely heavy duty pivot door hardware, which can be many times more expensive than the steel exterior pivot door itself.

Wood exterior pivot doors are the most sought after due to the natural beauty of organic wood, which leads to natural wood doors, like oak doors, the most popular wood pivot doors of all. Naturally, the nature of wood grain itself causes wood doors to warp even more, because wood doors are more sympathetic to the climate conditions on either side of the exterior pivot doors.

The expectation for entrance doors is extremely high in terms of maintaining an extraordinary appearance and nothing is more impressive or inviting than large exterior pivot doors. For the most part panel doors or aluminum doors cannot even come close to meeting the most demanding expectations for overall pivot door performance and aesthetic appeal necessary to satisfy.

Fortunately, Pivot Door Inc. has the solution for all your pivoting warped doors. We can provide architectural pivot doors built to architectural specifications featuring our patented insulation reinforced torsion box core for the highest precision composite front doors meeting or often exceeding the most stringent high performance expectations of any architect, designer or end client.

Now, you can have hot rolled steel exterior pivot doors that weigh a fraction of the weight of other solid core hot rolled steel doors, without compromising the high precision of solid steel doors. The same is true for any type exterior pivot doors including (but not limited to) aluminum pivot doors, concrete pivot doors, HPL pivot doors, Kevlar pivot doors, LVL pivot doors, metal pivot doors, stainless steel pivot doors or any species of natural warp-free wood pivot doors available. And any of these custom entry doors can be manufactured as lightweight according to architectural specifications without fear of failure for 50 years.

High precision warp free exterior pivot doors are of importance to the scientific community as well as United States military covering the spectrum from everything between the deepest recessions of the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA). Steel doors are less high precision metal doors due to imperfections associated with welding and traditional metalworking, but our patented warp-free lightweight, high strength door core is of the highest precision (+/- .006 in.) resulting in exterior pivot doors that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for fifty years.

Pivot Front Door

Want to make a striking first impression when showing your home?

Make sure your home has a pivot front door to attract the attention of anyone who comes near.

Want to make a bigger first impression?

Feature a custom oversized large pivot front door that’ll stop any first time visitor in their tracks as they take a double-take.

From modern architects designing new, impressively unique cutting edge designs to high end house flipping, a large pivot front door feature is the answer for making a huge initial impact and adding value and curb appeal to your project.

But before you specify a pivot front door for your project, there are some things you should know before you proceed, especially if you’re considering a large pivot front door.

Pivot Front Door Warp

Ask and large pivot door manufacturer or millwork about large pivot front doors and they’re likely to reply, “We won’t offer a warranty on this particular part of the project because all large pivot doors warp.” This begs the question, “Why?”

The reason pivot front doors warp is due to the environmental conditions on either side of the door. If there exists two separate climate conditions, one on the interior of the building or house, and an altogether different condition on the exterior, the door will move, bend, twist or cup according to the opposing conditions.

To mitigate the damages of pivot front door warp potential, the designers may opt for very heavy metal materials, like steel, being used inside the door in an effort to keep the pivot front door straight.

Pivot Front Door Weight

If you’re building a large pivot front door with heavy metal inside, the end result is a door that will resist warping in a front door application, but heavy pivot doors require heavy duty pivoting door hardware, which often exceeds the cost of the pivot door itself.

And heavy duty pivot door hardware is just the beginning. Because the door is so heavy, using the door, opening and closing it for access to the building our house on a regular basis causes extra stress and strain on the hardware, the frame and the supporting structure of the heavy pivot front door, increasing maintenance costs over time.

Pivot Front Door Danger

Also, the heavier the door, the greater risk of injury when opening or closing the pivot front door. Unfortunately, injuries can be suffered, including the loss of a finger or limb if caught in the door when articulation is taking place.

Pivot Front Door Solution

That’s where Pivot Door Inc. comes in.

We specialize in helping door companies and millworks design the best insulated lightweight pivot front doors that offer sound dampening and climate control characteristics for increased safety and security and can also be guaranteed not to warp, bend twist or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Lightweight Pivot Front Door

We specialize in solving the problems associated with large pivot front doors, starting with the weight of the door. Every one of our solid core pivot front doors is a one-of-a-kind individual work of art that weighs a fraction of other solid core pivot front doors.

The secret is found inside the core itself. We feature a patented hybrid composite core material inside each pivot front door that allows us to create lightweight high strength, warp-free doors of any size.

Custom Pivot Front Door

Our lightweight pivot front door specialists help to design a custom pivoting front door that is perfectly matched for its intended use and purposes.

Many details are taken into consideration, like the appearance, design, exterior door materials (skins), geography, climate conditions and the direction the exterior surface faces (North, South, East or West), usage and position of the pivot in the door. All this is calculated into the custom design of the pivot front door for high performance over time.

50 Year Warp-free Pivot Front Door Guarantee

Our pivot front door is the only large door that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail – including full structure warranty – for 50 years.

Many of the door companies and millworks can now offer a warranty on their work and materials, including the large pivot front doors, thanks to our 50 year large pivot front door guarantee. Therefore, if the rest of the project is guaranteed for 10 years, offering a ten year warranty on the otherwise excluded pivot front door is no problem.

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Pivoting Bookcase

When developers or architects are charged with including a pivoting bookcase, chances are they will be seeking their pivoting bookcase solution from us at Pivot Door Inc. long renowned for the warp-free pivot door solution for high performance pivot doors.

lightweight-pivoting-bookcase-pivot-bookshelf-door-secret-wallOur high performance pivot doors are the Eco-friendly, lightweight, high-strength pivot door solution that includes insulation for climate control and sound deadening qualities as well as our patented hybrid torsion box core that is stronger than steel (660 PSI) pound for pound enabling us to offer millworks and custom door manufacturers a sustainable pivot door that can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years.

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Temporary Walls

Our pivot door panels can also be used as pivoting temporary walls that can separate one huge space into two separate areas, with added safety and security due to the combination of lightweight strength and insulation. By simply pivoting either large temporary walls, or multiple pivoting temporary wall panels, the space returns to its large capacity again.

Temporary walls can also utilize a combination of pivoting and sliding door hardware and then each pivot door temporary wall panel can be slid to the side, like stacked doors for more unencumbered full access to the space.

Bookshelf Door

strength-demo-lightweight-pivoting-bookcase-bookshelf-wall-pivot-bookshelf-doorWe are able to trim down our patented warp-free pivot door material to ¾ inch thickness. This creates a thin, lightweight bookcase material to use for super-strength lightweight bookcase shelves that can support the fully loaded weight of heavy books without bending, twisting or bowing the shelves.

Other, more unstable material would deteriorate or breakdown, while heavier, more sturdy material would be problematic for the pivoting bookshelf door’s operation, requiring expensive heavy duty hardware. A heavier bookshelf door could also cause more stress and strain on both the hardware and the structure requiring increased maintenance over time.

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Bookshelf Wall

The other bookcase solution that is most popular in and around the New York area (especially in the heart of NYC) is the pivoting bookshelf wall. This helps to maximize and separate living space, effectively creating a separate living area, concealed by a bookshelf door.

large-lightweight-bookcase-structure-pivoting-bookcase-pivot-bookshelf-doorThis is particularly advantageous in spaces that are restricted from building artificial walls due to codes or rental agreements, while your NYC bookshelf wall is simply a piece of furniture (though it may not be connected at the ceiling and should leave a noticeable gap of up to one foot).

Pivoting Bookcase

Whether you’re using your pivoting bookcase as a temporary wall or bookcase door we have the patented solution for all your reservations about high performance.

pivot-bookshelf-door-lightweight-high-strength-demo-secret-door-pivoting-bookcaseRealistically, the only trouble-free way to build a pivoting bookcase is with our patented material due to its lightweight and high strength if you desire long lasting results with little or no maintenance for an end product that can be structurally guaranteed and warp-free for 50 years.

And you don’t have to live in New York City to enjoy the benefits of your Pivot Door Inc. solution because we ship to the entire United States of America and the world.

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Aluminum Pivot Door

You may or may not have heard of the most substantial improvement in aluminum pivot doors in the last century. Imagine an Eco-friendly high-precision aluminum pivot door that is lightweight, insulated, stronger than steel pound for pound and can be guaranteed for 50 years against warping and/or structure failure.

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21 ft. tall aluminum pivot door

Your Pivot Door Inc. aluminum pivot door is the only Eco-friendly guaranteed warp-free metal pivot door that can be guaranteed for 50 years.

Our aluminum pivot doors are built by hand in our factory in Washington State in the pristine Pacific Northwest of the Unites States of America using a process focused on Eco-friendly metal manufacturing methods which preserve the environment as an alternative to traditional metal working which creates a toxic impact on the environment as well as not an efficient use of energy expended in the process.

How can our aluminum pivot door be stronger than steel?

Our aluminum pivot doors are manufactured utilizing a patented product and manufacturing process that is based on a composite insulated torsion box hybrid which outperforms any other lightweight material in terms of strength, deflection, shear strength and resistance to warp. No more having to worry about door failure due to warp, bending, twisting, compromising door seals and or locking mechanisms.

How strong is our aluminum pivot door?

Our patented core is the heart and soul of your aluminum pivot door that exceeds strengths of 660 PSI, which is many times stronger than the 10 to 110 PSI found in traditional aerospace designs. That’s why you find our aluminum pivot doors anywhere from beneath the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in between. Nothing else compares in terms of Eco-friendly, lightweight, high strength and sustainability.

Our modern aluminum pivot door is the most cost effective among other modern aluminum doors available due to their high precision (+/- .006 inch) and high performance (dead flat, straight and true, guaranteed) while also saving on heavy duty hardware required by heavier modern aluminum doors.

The last thing your client wants is your aluminum double doors or even your aluminum swing door to fail, whether the application is industrial, commercial or even residential aluminum front doors for homes.

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pivoting aluminum double doors

Commercial applications include aluminum storefront doors that are lightweight in comparison to other solid core aluminum pivot doors and have excellent strength to weight ratio that makes all the difference in a modern aluminum storefront.

Having warp-free exterior aluminum doors that are lightweight, very strong and can withstand the test of time with little or no maintenance issues is extremely beneficial to the most discriminating commercial enterprises.

Though our expertise is in large oversize aluminum pivot doors of extreme size, we help to provide the most high precision, high performance Eco-friendly lightweight, high strength aluminum door blanks to door companies, manufacturers, contractors and millworks.

So whether you’re looking for the perfect aluminum storefront doors, aluminum French doors, exterior aluminum doors, flush aluminum doors or aluminum entrance doors, your friends at Pivot Door Inc. has the aluminum technology enabling you to deliver the best results to your clients that can be backed by our 50 year warp-free and full structure guarantee.

Affordable Pivot Doors

While pivot doors are gaining ground among the architects and designers who specify Pivot Door Inc. pivoting doors, there is some concern in terms of pricing as otherwise affordable pivot doors are often expensive to handle because they are very large and oversized.

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The Problem with Affordable Pivot Doors

Affordable pivot doors are thicker than average doors and heavy in weight. The large size and heavy weight causes extra costs associated with shipping and handling. Shipping is more expensive because shipping costs are calculated on weight. Handling is more expensive because heavy equipment is necessary for transporting and manipulating the pivot door into place for installation. Pivot door hardware is also based on the affordable pivot door’s weight, so a heavier pivot door will require more expensive heavy duty hardware.

Very Large and Oversized

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Thick and Heavy Weight

The large size and heavy weight causes extra costs associated with shipping and handling. Shipping is more expensive because shipping costs are calculated on weight. Handling is more expensive because heavy equipment is necessary for transporting and manipulating the pivot door into place for installation. Pivot door hardware is also based on the affordable pivot door’s weight, so a heavier pivot door will require more expensive heavy duty hardware.

Require Regular Maintenance

Added stress and strain is applied to the door frame and structure when an otherwise affordable pivot door is operated on a regular basis due to the added size and weight requiring regular maintenance on the pivot door and the structure.

Are Prone to Warp or Cupping

The idea of a pivot door – or any door for that matter – is to separate two areas one from the other. Large pivot doors (in fact, any door over 7 ft tall and/or 3.5 ft wide) will warp, bend, twist or cup due to changes in temperature, barometric conditions or other environmental conditions affecting the door’s ability to stay straight and true. If the affordable pivot door warps separation is lost, the door seal is compromised and the affordable pivot door may not latch or may not be able to operate at all.

The Solution for Affordable Pivot Doors

The Pivot Door Inc. solution solves all the problems associated with affordable pivot doors making our doors the only truly affordable pivot doors because they can be:

Very Large, Oversized, Thick and Lightweight

affordable-pivot-doors-large-warp-free-wood-pivot-entry-doorAll Pivot Door Inc. pivot doors feature our patented lightweight insulated torsion box pivot door core inside. Which imbues each door with the unique characteristics of a solid core pivot door featuring the exact size, material and appearance of any style of pivot door, while remaining extremely lightweight and incredibly strong. Independently University tested at 660 PSI, makes Pivot Door Inc’s pivot door core stronger than steel pound for pound.

The pre-insulated core also means greater climate control and noise cancellation between spaces.

Also, the lightweight of Pivot Door Inc. pivot doors, means less shipping, handling, transportation and installation costs, requiring less expensive hardware.

Less Maintenance Over Time

Installing and regularly operating a lightweight high strength Pivot Door Inc door reduces maintenance over time with less stress and strain on the frame and structure, continuing to save even more as time goes on.

50 Year Warp-free Guarantee

Your premium affordable pivot door from Pivot Door Inc. is the only pivot door that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail (including full structure warranty) for 50 years.

The Most Affordable Pivot Doors

Lightweight, high strength Pivot Door Inc. pivoting doors are the most affordable pivot door innovation to be announced to the pivot door industry since the invention of the pivot door.