PIVOT DOORS EXPLAINED

A “pivot door” refers to a swinging door that rotates on a spindle as opposed to butt hinges affixed to a frame. Pivot doors are normally larger and heavier than typical hinged doors…. very large door panels are used to give your project that ‘wow’ factor.

The swing pattern of a pivot door is different than a hinged door. We can place the pivot spindle at any location. Assuming an inswing door, the further the spindle is placed from the side frame, the larger the “tail” or the portion of the door that swings to the exterior.

The determining factor for the spindle location is most often dependent on the width of the door panel….larger the door panel width, the further from the frame the spindle is placed.  For ex: a 42″ wide door, the spindle will normally be placed at about 6″ from the frame in order to allow for the remaining 36″ for clear opening width / for a door that is 48″ wide, the spindle is often placed at 10-12″ from frame.

A traditional hinged door should be chosen for door widths less than 42″ wide. Pivot doors are best for doors larger than 42″ wide.

Pivot doors operate smoothly and in the case of an entry door, are an elegant first impression. Pivot door systems are also used in various commercial environments as well as indoor bathrooms, spas, workout rooms, etc.

There are various types of pivot hardware, from simple post and receiver type that will handle about 100 lbs to the types we use, which will handle up to 1100 lbs and has an integrated adjustable closing feature as well as a hold open setting.

 

Here's what people are saying about their Red Horse Door System....

Donna P

It was great working with you. I think you are the only one in our whole remodel who delivered on time. You were also really patient and accommodating. Also, the guys who did the installation were a pleasure. 

Homeowner, Orinda, CA

Winter 2019

Jon S.

“ That steel frame rocks! It finished out like a dream and the door works great! Your system is a work of art. ”

Proj. Manager
Truckee, CA

Fall 2017

Nancy K

“ I love the door!  I want to use the same door on another property ! "

AIA, LEED President, Dahlin Group
San Diego, CA

Spring 2018

Brad J.

“ The Red Horse Door is a masterpiece. They made a super complicated design and pulled it off without a hitch – Everyone loves it! ”

Proj. Manager
Lake Tahoe, CA

Spring 2017

Robert U.

“ We installed our pivot door yesterday and OMG what a fantastic product - we are so impressed with your attention to detail...and the sill is awesome - we're going to tell everyone about your amazing doors. ”

Architect 
Park City, Utah

Winter 2018

Nancy S.

“ Absolutely incredible...We are so happy we went with you and had you install it...Its gorgeous! ”

Hollywood Hills, CA

Summer 2018

Justin B.

“ Our project was high end - Red Horse's entry pivot door nailed it. Our client loves it.  ”

Justin B.
Martis Camp, CA

Summer 2017

Kurt Z.

“ Door is absolutely amazing.  ”

Mill Valley, CA

Spring 2018

Rainer D.

“ We chose Red Horse for several technically challenging projects over the past two years - they are exceptionally professional, responsible and capable.  Their workmanship has exceeded our expectations. "

Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA

Summer 2018

Garry S.

" Best door I have ever seen. You are an artist. "

San Mateo, CA

Fall 2018

Stacy L.

"Thank you Dan for this amazingly crafted door. I cannot express enough gratitude."

San Franciso, CA

Winter 2018

Bill K.

“ I'm a commercial contractor and have worked with a lot of door systems - but this one is awesome. Truly top end construction and it works like a dream! ”

Los Angeles, CA

Spring 2018

Alma F

The door is beautiful !!! We love it.

Thank you!! It was great to work with you guys.

Homeowner
Reno, Nevada

Winter 2019

Tim D.

I absolutely love the door,
I appreciate all your hard work and detail

Homeowner
Staten Island, New York

Winter, 2019

Monica V

My husband and I just love this door ! Thank you thank you thank you

Homeowner
Martis Camp, CA

Winter 2019

Scott C.

"I'm going to treat myself, I WANT A RED HORSE DOOR !"

 

Interior Design firm owner

Spring 2019

Ross S

" The communication with you has been nothing short of spectacular "

General Contractor

Summer 2019

Stefanie G

"  It is gorgeous, I love it!   You truly do beautiful work  " 

Homeowner

Summer 2019

Here's what people are saying about their Red Horse Door System....

Nancy K

“ I love the door!  I want to use the same door on another property ! "

AIA, LEED President, Dahlin Group
San Diego, CA

Spring 2018

Jon S.

“ That steel frame rocks! It finished out like a dream and the door works great! Your system is a work of art. ”

Proj. Manager
Truckee, CA

Fall 2017

Brad J.

“ The Red Horse Door is a masterpiece. They made a super complicated design and pulled it off without a hitch – Everyone loves it! ”

Proj. Manager
Lake Tahoe, CA

Spring 2017

Robert U.

“ We installed our pivot door yesterday and OMG what a fantastic product - we are so impressed with your attention to detail...and the sill is awesome - we're going to tell everyone about your amazing doors. ”

Architect 
Park City, Utah

Winter 2018

Nancy S.

“ Absolutely incredible...We are so happy we went with you and had you install it...Its gorgeous! ”

Hollywood Hills, CA

Summer 2018

Bill K.

“ I'm a commercial contractor and have worked with a lot of door systems - but this one is awesome. Truly top end construction and it works like a dream! ”

Los Angeles, CA

Spring 2018

Justin B.

“ Our project was high end - Red Horse's entry pivot door nailed it. Our client loves it.  ”

Justin B.
Martis Camp, CA

Summer 2017

Kurt Z.

“ Door is absolutely amazing.  ”

Mill Valley, CA

Spring 2018

Rainer D.

“ We chose Red Horse for several technically challenging projects over the past two years - they are exceptionally professional, responsible and capable.  Their workmanship has exceeded our expectations. "

Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, CA

Summer 2018

Garry S.

" Best door I have ever seen. You are an artist. "

San Mateo, CA

Fall 2018

Stacy L.

"Thank you Dan for this amazingly crafted door. I cannot express enough gratitude."

San Franciso, CA

Winter 2018

Alma F

The door is beautiful !!! We love it.

Thank you!! It was great to work with you guys.

Homeowner
Reno, Nevada

Winter 2019