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Pivot Door

Demand is on the rise for specifying a large pivot door for the main entrance door of contemporary structures, especially high-end residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The pivot door is unique in its presentation and the visitor’s first point of contact and the bigger the pivot door, the better.

The most significant increase in modern doors for sale is in the wood pivot door category, though selecting the right pivot door design and structure are primary concerns in large pivot doors made of wood.

While any standard method of building a pivot door might provide the aesthetic appeal envisioned by the client, designer, or contemporary architect, a large wooden pivot door is most likely to fail not long after installation.

An oversized pivot door made of wood will be the most prone to fail due to warping, bending, or twisting if it is featured in a front door capacity for the fact that it is sourced from mother nature and the exterior pivot door will have one side facing the atmospheric conditions of the weather while the other side faces the structure’s interior. A perfect invitation for trouble, if the goal is to have a pivot door which is straight and true.

Investing in a large pivot door can be expensive. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make such an investment and not have to worry about having your pivot door warp?

Well, now you can rest at ease knowing Modern Doors for Sale has your back because thanks to new patented and patent-pending pivot door technology we can help you make lightweight high strength pivot doors that are fully insulated for climate control and sound deadening capabilities.

And there’s so much more:

50-year Warp-free Pivot Door Guarantee

For the first time, you can have a wood pivot door of any size (up to 50 feet) guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years, including a full structure warranty.

If we didn’t know better, we might think this could not be possible if it weren’t for Peter Sing’s True Flat Team.

Now, you can enjoy pivoting modern doors used as front doors in any door sizes which can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, delaminate, or otherwise fail for 50 years.

You will find our modern pivot doors as astounding representations of true American ingenuity and workmanship as every pivot door is handmade in our manufacturing facility in the pristine Pacific Northwest.

Whether you’re looking for soundproof pivot doors or bulletproof impact pivot doors, we have you covered.

How to Build a Pivot Door

Whether you’re an architect, designer, or avid do-it-yourselfer, you might like to know how to build a pivot door that doesn’t warp. This is for you.

First you start off with a torsion box grid structure made of veneer (be sure to cut the veneer so that you can lay it up with the grain oriented vertically in strips precisely measured for your door thickness) make the grids as small as possible (we use 2×2-inch to 3×3-inch grids). Glue this to the inside of the bottom plywood skin using formaldehyde-free glue. Next glue and fill all the voids of the torsion box with rigid foam and top it off with another layer of glue and exterior skin. Press and let cure/dry at 60 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours. Then sand and trim to perfection.

That’s the DIY do-it-yourself method to create your own warp-free substrate.

Once you have this base pivot door core as your substrate, you can apply any surface material to it to create your own lightweight high strength pivot door.

Or you can let us do all the work for you in our custom door core factory, located in the Great Northwest state of Washington, where every warp-free pivot door is lovingly hand-crafted and made in the USA.

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