Pivot Door Buying Guide

Aluminum vs Steel Pivot Doors

There are considerable differences in the quality, cost, and limitations of aluminum doors in comparison to steel doors. The following information will help prospective pivot door buyers with their purchase decision.

This video breaks down the differences between aluminum and steel pivot doors. Topics covered include weight capacity of pivot hinges, structural integrity, door sagging, weatherstripping grade, and installation.

Choosing the perfect front door for your project can be difficult. With various options and limited information, many people do not know where to begin. It’s important to consider your budget, goals, and the nature of your project.

The video above explains the key differences between aluminum pivot doors and steel pivot doors. Most buyers are not aware that they are actually purchasing an aluminum pivot door. Drawn in by the low price tag, what many buyers fail to consider is the structural integrity, size capacity, and installation challenges of their pivot door.

We encourage anyone looking to purchase a pivot door to do their research and identify what is best for them. We have found that homeowners getting a pivot door for their own home desire to have something of premier quality that they can enjoy for decades to come. Alternatively, house flippers and renters tend to opt for the aluminum option. Low cost and a satisfactory appearance are valuable to these buyers.

Questions to Consider Before Buying

  • Do I want to have a large door, or can I settle for a conventional size?
  • How long do I want my door to last?
  • How much am I willing to put into maintaining my door?
  • What will the installation process involve?
  • Am I trying to make a statement or check off a box?

No matter your goal, making an educated decision is key to front-door success. We encourage you to watch the comparison video above to gain a better understanding of your options. The topics covered include types of pivot hinges, door sagging, weatherstripping, and pivot door installation.

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