Pivoting Pocket Door

If you’ve ever had to be in charge of the maintenance of a large pivoting pocket door, you know how problematic the issues are with large pivoting pocket doors.


Why a Pivoting Pocket Door Fails

1 Warped Doors

The biggest problem with failing pivoting pocket doors is that they tend to fail due to warping. It is important that the pivot door remain straight and true to slide securely into its pocket when in the open position. If the pivot door is warped, it will fail to slide in and out of its receptacle properly. Also warping can cause surface damage as the pivot door rubs against the pocket frame, as well as making it difficult to properly maintain the doors seal.

2 Heavy Doors

One way to combat warping doors is to manufacture the large pivoting pocket door of heavy materials (like steel, for instance). This is an effective method of keeping the door straight but causes other problems. Heavy doors require heavy duty hardware, as the hardware is matched to the weight of the door. The heavier the door, the more expensive the hardware; it is not uncommon for the heavy duty pivoting pocket door hardware to exceed the cost of the door.

Regular use of a heavy door sliding along a sliding door track (and also pivoting with pivot door hardware) causes stress and strain on the hardware and the structure to which the hardware is attached. This leads to increased maintenance over time, not only of the door but also of the structure supporting the door.


The Pivoting Pocket Door Solution

1 Warp-free Doors

At Pivot Door Inc., we have access to patented warp-free technology which enables us to build a pivoting pocket door infrastructure that can be warp-free regardless of the surface material of the door, even if it is made of wood. As glamorous as solid wood is, it is almost impossible to keep it flat and true unless it has our patented warp-free door core inside.

50 Year Guarantee

Our premium pivoting pocket door can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup or otherwise fail (including full structure warranty) for 50 years!

2 Lightweight Doors

The issue of weight is eliminated due to the patented solid structural core inside every warp-free pivoting pocket door. Our pivoting pocket doors weigh a fraction of other solid core door. The secret is the vertical grain torsion box/rigid foam composite core that creates a infrastructure that is not only lightweight, but stronger than steel (660 PSI) pound for pound. No other solid core door can be so strong or so light.


Pivoting Pocket Door Finishing

While we do solve the problems associated with large pivoting pocket doors, we only specialize in the door’s base material. That is to say, we do not provide finishing, framing or hardware, nor do we supply anyone with a pre-hung pivoting pocket door.

How Do I Get a Pivoting Pocket Door?

We are the manufacturer of the warp-free lightweight and extremely strong pivoting pocket doors which are finished, mounted, matched to the appropriate hardware and installed by custom door manufacturers, millworks and contractors in your area.

Simply contact your local door manufacturer, millwork or other trade professional. Tell them you want a warp-free solution and have them contact us at Pivot Door Inc. They will likely qualify as a vendor of our materials.

Feel free to get a Price Estimate or Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns.

Pivoting Pivot Door

At Pivot Door Inc., we’ve been assisting in the building the best pivot doors for years, though you’re unlikely to be able to walk into your favorite door store and say, “Hi, I want a Pivot Door Inc. pivot door, please.” And you’re likely not to find one on display wherever pivot doors are on sale. Why?


Because we only help pivot door manufacturers and millworks who specialize in creating only the best pivot doors for the most discriminating customers throughout the USA and the world. It’s not our name that’s on the door, because we neither do the pivot door finishing nor the pivot door hardware.

The key component of the best pivot doors is having Pivot Door Inc. create the lightweight, high strength heart of the pivot door. Deep inside the best pivot doors, you will find our patented pivoting door substrate that weighs in at a fraction of other solid pivot door cores and stronger than steel pound for pound (660 PSI) which enables your favorite pivot door manufacturer to create a pivoting door that will not fail.

Wood Pivot Door

wood-pivot-doorThe wood pivot door is the most sought after pivoting door due to its ornate elegance. There’s nothing more elegantly pleasing to the eye than the visual impact of a solid wood pivot door. They are especially more impressive, the larger and thicker they are. Unfortunately, wood is a fickle organic material with wood grain that moves and shifts according to environmental changes.

That’s where we come in. We provide millworks and pivot door manufacturers with a torsion box pivot door base material that is impervious to the natural characteristic of natural wood’s propensity to bend or cup. Now, pivot door builders can make warp-free wood pivot doors as impervious to potential failure as solid steel that are featherweight in comparison.

Exterior Pivot Door

pivot-doorExterior pivot doors offer challenges due to being exposed to the elements. As we’ve already established, our pivot door core material solves the problems associated with the tendency of the pivot door, especially if it’s a large exterior pivot door, to fail due to compromise.

That said, there is an additional benefit of having our solution inside your pivoting door; we pack the pivot door’s torsion box structure interior wall-to-wall with rigid foam insulation. This adds a respectable R value to the door for added separation from the elements, while saving energy costs and adding sound deadening qualities thereby increasing both safety and security, resulting in a better exterior pivot door, that could be made of any material such as a natural wood pivot door, steel pivot door, or any kind of metal pivot door including (but not limited to) aluminum pivot doors and pivot French doors exterior.

Specialty Pivot Doors

steel-pivot-doorWe help the best pivot door builders create the most amazing pivoting doors. Our process presents the highest degree of precision in pivot door interior substrates boasting the highest tolerances (+/- .006 in.). This high tolerance can be critical when maintaining flatness which maintains a high precision door seal over time, but can also bring additional high performance features enabling the architect or designer to create even more exquisite pivot doors.

For instance, a pivot sliding door operates best over time if the sliding pivot door remains straight and true, for any movement may compromise the operation of the pivot sliding door. This is also carries a high degree of importance when considering other pivot door hybrids, like a pivoting pocket door, which pivots as well as conceals and secures within a pocket making it an invisible door to the naked eye.

Warped doors are problematic for multifunctional and operational pivot doors combining one or more types of pivot door and/or sliding door hardware. The last thing you want is to compromise your pivot sliding door fitting.

Pivot Door Guarantee

If you have Pivot Door Inc. inside your pivoting door, you can have a 50 year no-fail warranty. That’s right, your architectural pivot door can be guaranteed not to warp, bend twist or otherwise fail (including full structural warranty) for 50 years. That’s the difference between a pivot door inc and any other pivoting door that does not have the benefits of our patented substrate and engineered pivoting door base system.