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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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Pivot Door

pivot entry doors phoenixThe latest trend in the most exquisite contemporary entry door is the pivot entry door. This modern pivot door is the elegant entrance option that makes a huge impact when approaching any structure’s opening. Nothing is as impressive as the first impression made by a contemporary pivot door.

And pivot doors are not the huge solid door planks on a pivot that you’re used to seeing in the past. The newest designers are rolling out pivoting doors that more accurately represent a French door – that is a solid surface door frame with a large lite cut out for glass – which is the most visually impressive pivot door presentation.

Pivoting exterior doors with glass and pivoting wood entry doors with glass are the newest additions to the exclusive upscale exterior home doors in high end home contemporary architecture. Pivoting home exterior doors are the most noticeable feature when approaching any modern architectural residence. The added presentation of an exterior pivot door and/or multiple pivot exterior doors not only drives up the fashionable curb appeal of the property but honors the design contributions of the architect (or designer) who embraced the idea of using exterior pivot doors on the project.

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Wood pivot doors have presented many problems associated with the nature of the raw material. The primary challenge associated with a wood pivot door is that wood warps. In order for a wood pivot door to be functional, it must remain warp-free as door warping will compromise the door seal. The other issue that is challenging is that of weight. Wood (as well as other materials) used in pivot door making is quite heavy requiring expensive hardware and extra structural enhancements to support the heavier pivot door.

 

Large Pivot Door

Large pivot doors are faced with both the issues of the wood pivot door to the Nth degree. Big pivot doors are going to have more weight due to the sheer size, and all oversize pivot doors will warp regardless of the building material used, especially if they are exposed – as in exterior pivot doors – or stand between two separate areas that may have varying temperature or moisture content causing the pivot door to fail and require ongoing maintenance over the life of the pivot door.

pivot door hardware search on googlePivot Door Hardware

Based in the pivot door’s weight, you may require more expensive pivot door hardware, i.e., heavy duty door hinges. There are many types of door hinges made for a wide variety of pivot door styles. The most popular is the center pivot hinge or center hung pivot hinge in the pivot hardware arena.

This greatly affects the overall cost of the project because more than half the cost could be attributed to pivot hinge heavy duty especially if it is an industrial or commercial project. Even more expensive is the commercial door pivot hinge that is designed for heavy use when integrating with commercial door pivots. If you create a lighter weight door you can avoid the added expense of heavy duty pivot door hardware.

New Generation of Pivot Doors

Modern Doors for Sale has the ultimate pivot door solution utilizing the latest in high-tech composite pivot door technology to provide our distinguished clients with the best pivot doors possessing none of the drawbacks associated with other traditional pivot doors.

It is this radical new revolutionary approach to pivot door building that results in high precision pivot doors that are insulated, lightweight, high strength and can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or otherwise fail for up to 50 years.

large pivot doorsHigh Precision Pivot Doors

We have been producing the most high precision entry doors on the planet and our prestigious high-end clientele will not accept anything less than the perfect pivoting front door. We can produce the most precision pivot door due to the precision of the patented door core that we use deep inside the pivot door’s construction with the highest degree of tolerance (+/- .006 inch). No other pivot door core material can be such high precision.

And enormous variety of options avail for end users who seek our large high precision T slot door designs that help to overcome a variety of challenges, concerns and considerations.

Lightweight Pivot Doors

Solving the challenges associated with expensive hardware can be attributed to the weight of your finished pivot door. Our lightweight pivot door blanks feature an insulated solid core, weigh a fraction of what traditional pivot door core material possess in overall weight, resulting in a pivot door that weighs a fraction of the weight of any other pivot door with a solid substrate.

High Strength Non Warping Door

Only Modern Doors for Sale can have strength greater than steel (660 PSI) pound for pound and can produce a door that can be guaranteed to be true flat (with little or no deflection regardless of size, not like the sloppiness that is acceptable according to AWI standards) and because the patented composite core has structure grids imbedded in the solid insulated core material your pivot door can be perfectly flat and guaranteed to stay flat and not to warp for 50 years regardless of size!

Now, even very large pivot doors can be guaranteed not to fail, raising the bar for lightweight, high strength doors (which could never have been guaranteed not to warp previously).

pivot door high precision entry doorsCustom Pivot Doors

Your Modern Doors for sale pivot doors can be customized to meet your specifications. We can create your custom pivot door to have any visual style, including all types of doors, including stile and rail, solid door plank, wood stave, solid metal, French door, sliding pivot door, or any other kind of custom pivot door that you or your client desires. Your custom pivot door specification may include additional enhancements or requirement like, bullet proof, extreme weather proof, soundproof, waterproof, etc…

Any Door Material

Modern Doors for Sale can make your pivot door using any pivot door material that you can imagine. We manufacture your pivot doors to your architectural specifications of any flat building material, including any wood species, aluminum, brick, ceramic, concrete, fiberglass/FRP, glass, Kevlar, Lexan polycarbonate, LVL, MDF, metal, plastic, stainless steel, etc…

Architectural Door Replacement

This is why Modern Doors for sale excels in the area of architectural door replacements. We can match the appearance of even vintage entry doors using a variety of any materials available and meeting or exceeding specifications into the perfect pivot door solution.

Top 10 Modern Doors for Sale

Top 10 best selling doorsWelcome to the Top 10 Modern Doors for Sale. This is not just any ordinary top ten door list that you might find on the Internet elsewhere; no this list is of the top 10 best selling door types that feature the patented non-warping technology that assures that your door will not warp, bend, twist cup or otherwise fail for 50 years: Guaranteed. Premium Modern Sliding Doors for Sale can be configured to your specifications as well as being guaranteed true flat and to stay flat for 50 years. Johnson hardware muti pass sliding doors modern doors for sale

1. Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are extremely efficient and elegant when initially installed. Compromise can come not long after installation due to warping, bending or twisting. To prevent the sliding doors from warping, doors can be manufactured from heavy materials, like steel, which is not high precision (due to welding), certainly not Eco-friendly and the excess weight causes problems for the hardware due to added stress because of the added weight.

Johnson hardware single pocket door modern doors for sale2. Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are not unlike sliding doors, except for the fact that they are retracted or hidden within a recess. This makes it even more important that your pocket door remain straight and true without warping. A warped pocket door is pretty much useless and the cost of maintenance on a pocket door is increased because the mechanisms are buried deep within a wall (or other structure material) increasing the expense of repairs over time.

Press Rite bi fold door hardware modern doors for sale3. Bi fold Doors

Bi fold doors consist of two (or more) door panels connected by hinges, so that they can fold together flatly. Expensive heavy duty piano hinges can be used to maintain the integrity of the bi fold door panel if the individual panels are narrow. When using larger sized door panels, even full length hinges cannot keep the door from warping.

4. Oversized Doors

Large oversize sliding hangar doors moder doors for saleLarge oversized door represent the biggest challenge for architects, contractors, designers and millworks. End users embrace high ticket prices associated with huge doors but also desire a high level of performance when investing in such a project. The truth is, not long after installation (especially if the door is over 7 ft. tall) the door fails to secure correctly due to warping. Unfortunately, this affects all types of doors, such as wood doors, fiberglass or FRP doors, MDF and LVL doors, even metal doors; like aluminum doors and steel doors.

5. Wood Panel Doors

Bell Hardware architectural wood doors modern doors for saleWood panel doors attract deficiencies based on the natural nature of the wood itself. Wood is a living resource that naturally acclimates to its surroundings according to temperature, moisture and stress. While natural wood is extremely attractive and highly sought after, left to its own devices, it will fail. People who love wood have come to accept its limitations as a trade off for its beauty and elegance in wood doors. Beautiful wood doors demand regular maintenance to combat regular warping issues.

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French doors are wood doors or wood panel doors (that could be manufactured in a stile and rail design) that hosts a large portion that is cut out for window lites offering an extended view of the landscape or other visual features that may exist on the other side of the door. In this instance, heavy glass may be strong enough to keep the wood edges straight for a period of time, but results in a heavy door. And stile and rail design is not very secure where the joints are connected.

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Whether for security purposes, visual impact or other reasons, exterior steel doors can resist warping, especially if they are finely honed solid steel. More common in contemporary steel doors are solid steel sheets with interior bracing that is of welded construction. This is not very efficient, does not make a highly precision door, though it does eliminate much of the weight of a solid steel door. It stands to reason, if an interior weld is broken due to impact or heavy use, the door will fail.

Pivot door pivot door hardware modern doors for sale8. Pivot Door

Growing in popularity – especially amongst high end homes and commercial installations – pivot doors are the most sought after contemporary architectural design in entry doors today, though this elegant fashion statement does come at a price. These modern pivot doors are often large oversized doors (we already know these are problematic) and they must remain perfectly flat and balanced to operate and seal correctly. Until now, the heavy duty hardware required for pivot doors to function properly could amount to as much as half of the cost of the pivot door.

Real sliding hardware modern barn door hardware modern doors for sale9. Modern Barn Door

Modern barn doors have a pleasing visual impact that is growing amongst designers and homeowners across America. The modern barn door is just as it sounds, a wood door plank suspended by hanging door hardware above that slides back and forth, just like a traditional sliding barn door. You see modern barn doors appearing mostly in interior door designs though are featured in exterior doors used in garages and warehouses, more traditionally like a common barn door. Again, though a modern barn door could be made of most any type of flat plank material, wood is most common and carries the caveats associated with natural wood.

open swing carriage doors bi fold carriage doors modern doors for sale10. Carriage Door

Carriage doors are the most high end garage doors in use today. In fact, they used to be the only style or doors used in early American architecture but their popularity faded due to the expensive upkeep, maintenance and repairs necessary to keep them in service over time. When inexpensive overhead doors became readily available, the carriage doors were replaced by the less troublesome style of overhead door. Though they are still very popular amongst the most expensive homes in the USA.