These doors are ideal for locations where you’re trying to add drama to a space or where a pocket sliding door is impractical. They will pivot on a hydraulic floor pivot. The floor pivot is concealed within the finished floor for a seamless look. The floor pivot helps control the movement of the door as well as acting as a hold open.
Pivot doors will incorporate our concealed multi-point locking system which ensures good weatherstrip contact over the full height of the door. Unless special sill drainage is incorporated, pivot doors should only be used in covered areas with limited exposure.
It is the double projection of a pivot which makes them less water tight. In other words, because part of the door sweeps in and part sweeps out, the weatherstrip will be in different planes and not offer a single plane of compression seal. Similar to an inswing door, a pivot door requires a raised threshold under the door for the weatherstrip to sweep against when the door is closed. Typically the threshold is stone or part of the hard surface flooring material. *If there will be a throw rug on the interior, the sill height must be high enough to accommodate that extra rug height. The specific needs and details of the sill will be worked out in the shop drawing process.
Pivot doors can be fabricated as single doors or as a pair of doors. On a pair of doors the locking is similar to an outswing or inswing pair. Because of the dual projection of a pivot door in its frame, screens options are not practical.
Pivot doors come with welded attachment flange to allow integration between the door frame and the framing of the structure. There are not as many attachment solutions for pivot doors as our typical products but we may be able to customize the attachment method depending to the criteria. See our drawings for more information on pivot doors or select a feature topic below for more information on all our unique features.
The traditional approach for a pivot window is to center point hang it from the sides and have the top pull into the room and the sill push out. The combination of our friction hinge and a counterbalanced sash make the function of side pivot windows simple and easy to use. When needed, a surface stay arm can be added to hold sash in the open position.
We can produce side pivot windows as single squares, rectangles or even as ovals and full circles. Pivots can be fabricated as combo windows, as seen in old industrial buildings, where the operable window is surrounded by fixed glass. Our thermally-broken system echoes the look of the past in a modern energy efficient version.
Horizontal pivot windows are a little less vulnerable to water infiltration than a pivot door but, they should not be used in high exposure areas. There are also size limitations for pivot windows and no screening options because of dual projection of the sash.
Hardware locking for circle pivot windows will be a single point locking. Fashioned similar to the casement locks, the circle locking will be placed at the bottom center of the sash. Rectangle pivot windows will have multi-point locking concealed in the bottom rail similar to an awning window. Handles for pivot windows would be matching with the other swing windows in the project.
These windows come with welded attachment flange to allow integration between the door frame and the framing of the structure. We show a similar variety of attachment solutions for pivot windows that meet most installation conditions. We also customize the attachment method as needed. See our drawings for more information on pivot windows or select a feature topic below for more information on any of our unique features.