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.