Wonder why upscale architectural projects are featuring big pivot doors in their design? It certainly is the trend to feature a massive pivot door as your primary focal point in your front entrance door. Pivot doors do not have to be large in size but nothing makes a more impactful impression as the oversized pivot doors.
As amazing as large pivot doors are, there are some issues that are problematic when managing them in many stages of the “I want a big pivot door!” experience.
The most important decision to make when considering the manufacture of a large pivoting door is
What materials will be used in the composition of the pivot door?
Not only the appearance is determined by the exterior material of large pivot doors, but the expertise of the pivot door craftsman comes into play, relying on outside sources to help mitigate the problems associated with weight, strength and/or potential failure due to warp (bend, twist or cup). These are the first items to consider.
Pivot Door Weight
Large pivot doors are going to be heavy, the bigger the door, the more it is going to weigh. This heavy weight door poses many problems. First off, the due to the size and weight of the door, transporting and managing the door for installation is expensive, requiring extra equipment, labor, energy consumption and additional risk of on the job injury. Not to mention extra stress and strain on the structure as well as more expensive heavy duty hardware required (based on the heavy pivot door weight).
It is reasonable to decide a composite pivoting door with an alternative lightweight core is the logical conclusion. The only problem with lightweight pivot door cores is that they fail to offer much in the way of structural strength.
Pivot Door Strength
A strong pivoting door is essential, especially if you’re going to traverse down the path of a composite pivot door utilizing different materials.
Our patented solution eliminates the concern of failing pivot doors, because our process is all about maintaining structural integrity, with our lightweight 660 PSI (stronger than steel pound for pound) solution.
Another concern is structural integrity. What good is an excellently specified and engineered large architectural pivot door, if it fails to stand the test of time? Our patented pivot door solutions can be structurally guaranteed not to fail for 50 years.
Warp-free Large Pivot Door
Another key consideration when considering a large oversized pivot door, is managing the warping of the pivot door following installation. While door seals and latches may line up perfect upon installation, large doors will tend to move. Wood pivot doors, even if composited, will warp due to the nature of the natural wood itself, as it will bend, twist or cup due to changes in moisture or weather patterns.
Our premium warp-free solution combines our lightweight, structural core material with patented stiffener technology to prevent large pivot doors from warping. In fact, we build the only warp-free large pivoting doors that can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for a full 50 years.
Additional Pivot Door Qualities
Insulated Pivot Doors
When your no-fail pivot doors have our patented lightweight structural solution inside, we also pre-pack your pivot door with insulation which allows your end user (and you) the ability to enjoy a pivoting door that also offers:
Additional Safety and Security
Better Climate Control
The built-in insulation imbues the pivot door with effective R-value not associated with pivot doors lacking in insulation as well as sound deadening qualities.
Modern Pivot Doors
This new generation of modern pivot doors delivers high performance as our patented pivot door core sports the highest tolerance (+/- .006 inch). Much higher than any other solution for added accuracy for a perfectly straight pivot door (much higher than AWI’s architectural pivot door standards).
Warp-free Wood Pivot Doors
Using our patented solution your can now feature a large front wooden door that does not warp and can be guaranteed both structurally and to never fail for 50 years guaranteed.
This is a huge advantage of matching our warp-free pivot door technology with natural grain wood (any available wood species) to yield the perfect pivoting front wooden door.
Join the revolution of warp-free wood pivot doors by contacting us today for more information.