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Custom Aluminum / Wood Clad Pivot Door with Glass | Features & Price

Key Takeaways

  • Custom aluminum / wood clad pivot doors with glass are a fusion of natural beauty and modern engineering, providing both aesthetic appeal and functionality.
  • The choice of wood species, finishes, and glass types allows for extensive customization to match any home’s design.
  • Pivot doors operate on a rotating mechanism, offering a smooth and unique opening experience compared to traditional doors.
  • The price of these doors can vary greatly, typically starting from a few thousand dollars and increasing with customization and size.
  • Panda Windows & Doors is a notable provider of bespoke designs, catering to those seeking tailored and high-quality entrance solutions.

What is a Custom Aluminum / Wood Clad Pivot Door?

A custom aluminum / wood clad pivot door combines the benefits of aluminum and wood with glass to create a sleek and contemporary look for a durable, functional, and striking entryway door. In contrast to traditional hinged doors, pivot doors modernize the appearance of your home because they operate by turning around a spindle, making the doors ideal for openings that scale from the normal to the ultra-large dimensions.

The integration of glass into the design provides unobstructed views (though you can choose a glass that offers more privacy) and a seamless transition between the interior and exterior spaces. 

While pivot doors are generally renowned for maximizing space, aluminum / wood clad pivot doors, in particular, offer a unique blend of aesthetics and functionality – providing the warmth and natural appeal of wood while offering the durability and low maintenance of aluminum.

Founded in 1991, Panda Windows & Doors specializes in state-of-the-art custom glass wall systems for both residential and commercial spaces. Operating from their manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, Panda has been at the forefront of innovation for over 30 years. Their extensive product lineup includes over 80 high-end offerings, such as pivot doors, french doors, folding doors, lift & slides, multi-slides, horizontal sliding walls, and operable windows. These systems are available in materials like aluminum, steel, stainless steel, bronze, solid wood, and aluminum-wood clad.

Panda is renowned for its award-winning designs, engineering solutions, and fast lead times, delivering in just 6-10 weeks to customers throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. Trusted by leading architectural firms and glaziers nationwide, Panda Windows & Doors stands as the premier manufacturer of custom luxury windows and doors in the United States.

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Features of Custom Aluminum / Wood Clad Pivot Doors

At Panda Windows & Doors, we offer two lines of pivot doors for residential and commercial projects, with aluminum / wood clad options. Let’s go through their features: 

Usual Pivot Doors 

Our residential luxury pivot doors present an intriguing design for individuals who want to make a statement with their entry doorway. Easy to operate even when panels exceed 1,000 Ibs, they offer the perfect solution for large openings up to 16 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Each unit in our collection features a concealed self-closer in either the top or bottom jamb and can be customized with sidelite and or transom windows for an added personal touch.

There are two types of wood-clad designs available for this line:

 

Details

Aluminum / Wood Clad – PDWS.22

Aluminum / Wood Clad Thermally Broken – PDWTS.69

Profiles

Made from our proprietary 6063-T6 aluminum extrusions for strength and durability. They are the perfect alternative to steel for oversized openings. Custom-designed bottom sill plate enhances weather resistance capabilities. 

Key Features

  • Cam lock on wood frame provides easy access to both the glazing clips and the glass for adjustments.
  • Panel thickness: 3-1/8″
  • Panel thickness: 3-1/8″
  • Thermal breaks with thick aluminum panels for superior performance.
  • Panel thickness: 3-1/8″
  • Stile & rail profile: 2-5/8″

Finishes

All door systems are available in powder coat, Kynar, or anodized finishes, with unlimited custom color options, faux wood options, and dozens of different wood species.

Accessories

A variety of standard and custom hardware options to choose from with different finishes to match your specifications.

Glazing

Doors are available with a variety of dividers and mullions. 1″ thick glass is available to

meet design & climate needs.

Doors are available with a variety of dividers and mullions. 1 5/16″ thick glass is available to meet design & climate needs.

Security

Stainless steel multi-lock system with durable fabrication provides maximum protection against forced entry.

Dimension

Pivot doors may be up to 16’ tall and 8′ wide.

Weight

Each panel weighs approximately 7 to 8 lbs per square foot.

Table showing the key features of our aluminum / wood clad pivot doors.

Voyage Select

Our Voyage Select pivot door collection is inspired by exotic locations around the world. These doors can stand up to an astonishing 24’ tall and 10’ wide and come in 15 unique designs, with a variety of customization options, including sills, handles, closures, unique surfaces, and automation.

Despite their enormous size, every Voyage Select Pivot Door can be operated with ease. They self-close quietly and can be unlocked with a fingerprint or a smartphone app. A perfect mix of modern design and engineered durability, our Voyage Select pivot doors feature sturdy multi-point locks for security and unique 6063-T6 extruded aluminum for longevity.

Here are some of our Voyage Select door designs:

Price Guide: Investing in a Statement Entryway

Custom aluminum / wood clad pivot doors are a significant investment in your home’s aesthetic and functionality. Prices typically start at around $7,000 and can go up significantly based on size, materials, and design complexity.

When considering such a bespoke element for your home, it’s important to understand that the price reflects not just the materials but the craftsmanship and engineering behind it. These doors are custom-made to your specifications, ensuring they fit perfectly with your vision for your home’s entryway.

Cost Factors for Custom Aluminum / Wood Clad Pivot Doors

Several factors can influence the price of your custom aluminum / wood clad pivot door with glass:

  • Size: Larger doors require more materials and labor, which increases the price.
  • Wood Species: Exotic or premium woods can be more expensive than standard options.
  • Glass Type: Specialty glass, like impact-resistant or energy-efficient options, can add to the cost.
  • Hardware: High-end pivot hardware, handles, and automation can contribute to the overall cost.
  • Finish: Custom colors and finish types will also affect the final price.

It’s crucial to consider these factors when budgeting for your door. For more details on customization and pricing, you can request a quote from us.

Customizing Your Aluminum / Wood Clad Pivot Door With Glass

You can customize your aluminum / wood clad pivot door with glass with additional features to reflect your style and taste. Keep in mind though that any extra feature you select will ultimately affect the final cost. 

Here are some add-ons you can include when ordering your Panda aluminum / wood clad pivot door:

  • Custom handles and locks can range from standard designs to designer pieces that serve as a focal point.
  • Thermally broken door thresholds with anti-slip aluminum extrusion ensure your facility is ADA-compliant.
  • Nonstandard locks such as keypad and biometric lock systems for increased security and convenience.
  • Recessed handles with integrated LED lights.

Our custom handle options for the Voyage Select Pivot Doors.

Panda Windows & Doors for Your Bespoke Designs

Choose Panda Windows & Doors for luxury, performance, and personalized service. Your home reflects your unique style, and we bring that vision to life. 

With over 30 years of experience, we excel in crafting custom aluminum / wood clad pivot doors with glass. We take pride in our attention to detail and use only the highest quality materials.

The Panda Process:

1. Design: We help you choose custom aluminum pivot doors from our vast selection. Share your vision, and our experts will meet your design, function, and performance needs. Confirm your specifications to proceed with detailed engineering plans.

2. Manufacturing: Our project manager prepares all necessary materials. Using CNC machines, we’ll precisely cut and mill aluminum extrusions, which are then cleaned and powder-coated for durability. Our skilled technicians will then assemble your pivot doors with care.

3. Quality Control: Each pivot door undergoes thorough inspection and testing to ensure optimal performance. We provide photos and videos of your completed products before packaging to confirm they meet our high standards and your specifications.

4. Packaging & Shipping: Once ready, we wrap your pivot doors in protective materials and custom-built crates. Whether shipping domestically or internationally, we ensure your order arrives safely and in perfect condition.

5. Delivery & Warranty: Inspect your order upon arrival and register your product to activate the limited warranty. Apply a high-quality finish to any wood surfaces within 7 days to prevent damage and ensure longevity.

6. Care & Maintenance: Follow our care and maintenance guide to maintain the beauty and functionality of your Panda products. Regular cleaning and proper care will ensure your aluminum / wood clad pivot doors with glass provide you with a lifetime of use and elegance.

Contact us today to learn more about our custom aluminum / wood clad pivot doors with glass.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Panda’s lead time for a custom aluminum / wood clad pivot door?

6-10 weeks. At Panda Windows & Doors, we offer the fastest lead time in the industry. Once, your order is confirmed, we’ll meticulously craft and customize your aluminum / wood clad pivot door, making sure it is shipped within 6-10 weeks.

Are there any limitations on the size of the glass inserts?

While there are engineering and safety considerations to keep in mind, we can often accommodate a wide range of glass sizes. The key is to balance the glass size with the door’s structural integrity to ensure long-term performance.

How do you maintain an aluminum / wood clad pivot door for longevity?

To maintain your door, regular cleaning of the wood and glass, as well as periodic checks on the hardware and pivot mechanism, are essential. Use appropriate wood care products (check out our care guide for more tips) to protect the wood from the elements and ensure the aluminum is kept free of debris.

What are the most popular wood species for wood clad pivot doors?

The most popular wood species for our wood clad pivot doors are often those that offer both beauty and durability. Mahogany, Walnut, and Oak are frequent favorites due to their striking appearance and resilience against wear and weather.

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