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    Marvin Pivot Doors

    A Top Impact Pivot Door Manufacturer

    Marvin Hurricane Resistant Pivot Front Doors

    One of the most sought-after entry door manufacturers is Marvin. Marvin pivot doors (formally know as SIW pivot doors) are:

    • Built with the highest quality hardware and materials for high-end homes and customers
    • SIW pivot doors were the first to have an impact pivot door approval for use in Miam and its surrounding areas.

    If you are ready to receive all the benefits of an impact pivot door or need other entry door ideas, get a quote for your home today from ASP Windows and Doors. Our consultants will get you the design you want and the price quote you need quickly. Give us a call today and Let Our Family Protect Yours!

    What Are Pivot Doors?

    Marvin Pivot Doors

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    Our Miami pivot door differs from a traditional door in two main ways:

    • Traditional hinges are used on most external swing doors. Pivot doors have a pivot hinge located on the top part of the frame as well as a bottom pivot hinge. The pivot point is located off center and the pivot door rotates on this pivot hinge.
    • In South Florida, pivot doors are also impact-resistant products designed to protect against the strongest hurricanes.

    Pivot Front Door Designs

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    Modern Impact Glass & Aluminum Pivot Door with Squared Pull Handle

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    Custom Wood Grain Pivot Door with Commercial Pull

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    Impact Resistant, Energy Efficient Pivot Door with Rounded Door Pull

    A Pivot, Not a Hinge

    Because the pivot system is able to hold more weight than the traditional door-side hinges, a homeowner or designer can create an impressive modern entryway using oversized door systems. Creating a wide pivot door that is much larger than a single swing door is possible thanks to the pivot hinge’s ability to carry more weight.

    This is very important in Miami Dade and other hurricane prone areas where pivot door construction is engineered with either a thick slab of wood or a mix of heavy aluminum and impact glass.

    Glass Pivot Door

    It Must Be Tested for Impact Resistance

    The residential pivot door is the perfect modern door because it can have a customized look, and the functionality is unique when compared to a traditional door. When designing the perfect door, keep in mind it also needs to be tested for strength.

    All products in Miami Dade for a home or business must be impact rated and certified for use with a Notice of Acceptance (NOA). There are very strict local code requirements. For this reason, engineering can limit the design possibilities slightly.

    MODERN DESIGNED PIVOT DOORS IN MIAMI

    Miami Pivot Doors

    Pivot Door Coastal Glass Options

    Coastal properties in hurricane zones are the most exposed areas to extreme weather conditions including strong winds, wind driven rain and salty, moist air.

    Impact pivot doors in Miami are constructed with impact resistant glass that protects the home from penetration by flying objects. However, due to the oversized panel, standard impact glass is not sufficient enough to be used in most pivot doors.

    Pivot Door SGP Impact Glass

    In order to achieve uninterrupted glaze openings that a pivot slab can offer, full-lite impact pivot doors require a product known as SGP impact glass. SGP is 100 times stiffer and 5 times stronger than PVB interlayers so it can be made into very large continuous pieces that are strong enough to withstand Miami’s violent weather.

    Pivot Door Insulated Impact Glass

    Pivot door openings can be very large which is why some customers opt for insulated impact glass that assists with blocking heat transfer. Due to the large size of many entryways, a properly insulated front door is important to keeping the home cool.

    Pivot Door Impact Glass Treatment Options

    The glass can also be treated with a tint or LoE coating if sunlight is directly hitting the door panel. This heat generated by the sunlight is known as solar heat gain and coated insulated impact glass is the most effective solution for minimizing it.

    Solid pivot doors will sometimes have a thermal insulation board built into the slab in order prevent heat transfer through the door.

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    Pivot French Doors Finish Options

    An impact pivot door frame and panel is made from either aluminum or steel. While natural wood doors are beautiful, they are not the ideal material for the Miami climate. The exterior portion of the door often needs to be refinished after a short period of time exposed to the elements of sun and rain.

    Painted aluminum pivot door models are a better option because they withstand corrosion better and are more durable making them more resilient doors.

    Profile Width

    However, when designing your dream door, keep in mind that basic engineering design requires these doors to be built a certain way. Generally, there is a 4″ frame securing the impact glass. They essentially look like traditional French or swing doors but can be constructed with a single panel that is overly wide. In fact, a pivot door with shatter-resistant glass from top to bottom gives your front entry door a very modern aesthetic.

    Aluminum Wood-Clad- Noise Reduction Pivot Doors

    A pivot door slab can be made with various wood veneers like mahogany wood, oak wood, and walnut wood. In order to avoid the top and bottom weather erosion that occurs with natural wood, these veneers can be made with aluminum cladding specially coated with a textured wood-like finish.

    Adding these specially coated aluminum pieces or ‘cladding’, makes beloved modern design concepts possible. A little or a lot of glass can be left exposed and there are different sizes and shapes of cladding that can be applied.

    To mimic the look of a traditional finish oak wood, this cladding can completely cover the pivot doors glass making it seem that the front door is made from entirely wood.

    Because these cladded doors are made with metal cladding on top of thick impact glass and aluminum framing, they are noise-reduction pivot doors.

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    Impact Glass Pivot Doors

    Pivot French Doors Finish Options

    An impact pivot door frame and panel is made from either aluminum or steel. While natural wood doors are beautiful, they are not the ideal material for the Miami climate. The exterior portion of the door often needs to be refinished after a short period of time exposed to the elements of sun and rain.

    Painted aluminum pivot door models are a better option because they withstand corrosion better and are more durable making them more resilient doors.

    Profile Width

    However, when designing your dream door, keep in mind that basic engineering design requires these doors to be built a certain way. Generally, there is a 4″ frame securing the impact glass. They essentially look like traditional french or swing doors but can be constructed with a single panel that is overly wide. In fact, a pivot door with shatter resistant glass from top to bottom gives your front entry door a very modern aesthetic.

    Aluminum Wood-Clad- Noise Reduction Pivot Doors

    A pivot door slab can be made with various wood veneers like mahogany wood, oak wood and walnut wood. In order to avoid the top and bottom weather erosion that occurs with natural wood, these veneers can be made with aluminum cladding specially coated with a textured wood-like finish.

    Adding these specially coated aluminum pieces or ‘cladding’, makes beloved modern design concepts possible. A little or a lot of glass can be left exposed and there are different size and shapes of cladding that can be applied.

    To mimic the look of a traditional finish oak wood, this cladding can completely cover the pivot doors glass making it seem that the front door is made from entirely wood.

    Because these cladded doors are made with metal cladding on top of thick impact glass and aluminum farming, they are noise reduction pivot doors.

    Pivot Door Hardware Options

    Most impact pivot doors use multiple locking points to secure the entry door when it is closed. Sometimes known as a commercial-looking system, the complete multipoint mechanism door hardware is made up of a deadbolt of the Swiss round cylinder variety which secures the door to the side of the frame as well as vertical top and bottom pins mounted on the door panel securing locking into the top part of the frame.

    A Pivot Doors Multipoint Lock Benefits

    Impact pivot doors with multi-lock systems are very secure as they allow for anchoring of the door panel into the frame in three separate places.

    Why is a multipoint lock important for a Pivot Door?

    As stated, the impact pivot doors have floating panel structures where the panel is oversized. A pivot door collection of designs in Miam will always be made of heavy wood or a combination of metal and impact glass making the door very heavy.

    The function of the multi point lock is to not only protect the home but to also allow the pivot door to withstand very powerful winds hitting the larger surface area of the door. Because the pivot door rotates across the threshold, there is no raised threshold to act as an additional barrier that the door panel can sit against in order to resist exterior pressure. The top, bottom and side latch bolts keep the heavy panel from swinging open and getting ripped off from the pivot hinges.

    Hardware Styles and Finishes

    While the three-point lock is standard for pivot doors, the handle style is one of the door components that is customizable. However, it is important to understand that impact pivot doors in Miami are subject to very extreme climate conditions including salty air from the ocean, moisture and heat.

    Stainless Steel Hardware

    For this reason, it is important for pivot doors to have hardware components that can withstand these elements. The most resilient doors will be made with multi point locks. pivot hinges and locking devices of stainless steel to resist corrosion.

    Featured Project – 6′(72″) Wide Aluminum Clad Wood Pivot Door

    Check out this short pivot door video with the owner of ASP, Jonathan Rodriguez, showing a project with one of our customers.

    Pull Bar Hardware

    There are many options for pivot door pull handles that can be used. However, there are some best practices that can be used in order to keep the door looking good the longest.

    Pull Bar Color

    Out of all the colors that a pull bar can be made, satin nickel is the preferred color in Miami and surrounding areas. There are several reasons for this.

    Over time the handle will naturally get damaged from the elements. If the handle is made from wood, it will rot quickly. Chrome and shiny brass finishes will begin to tarnish very quickly and show tiny rust spots from the corrosion.

    Beware of Painted Handles

    Painted handles will wear over time at the spots where the handle is most commonly gripped by people opening the door. Your black handle will appear worn away and faded at these spots.

    Satin nickel is one the few finishes that looks worn to begin with so the deterioration over time is not as noticeable.

    Offset Round or Square Pull Bar Handle

    Due to the location of the keyhole for the locking mechanism, an offset round or square pull bar handle is recommended for easy access for your key. In impact pivot doors with glass, the actually plane of the door frame where the handle can be installed is limited. If the handle is installed in the wrong vertical plane, it will crack the impact glass.

    Fully Custom Pull Handles

    Using guidelines from a manufacturer with regards to the post and screw length needed for a handle to be compatible with their pivot door product, a homeowner or designer can contract a fabricator to make a 100% custom option for their door. Because a custom handle can be very expensive, it is recommended that the material used be pre-worn and the handle “offset” so it will not need to be replaced for many years and function well with the door.

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    Offset Ladder Pull Handle
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