Pivot Door Hinges & Thresholds:
Generic vs Integrated

Common pivot door hinge questions

  • What is the best type of pivot hinge?
  • What kind of pivot hinge should be used for a front door?
  • Why is my pivot door starting to sag?
  • How can I fix my sagging pivot door?
  • How to replace a pivot door hinge?

Generic pivot door hinges are fastened as an addition, not an integration. Generic bottom metal door hinges are installed at the time of installation, into or on top of the subfloor, and generic top hinges are preinstalled in the jamb head. Generic pivot door hinges require that the pivot door be hinged after the jamb and threshold have been installed. This method of installation prohibits the ability to rack the jamb in order to compensate for the extra width and weight of the pivot door. Pivot doors must be racked, at the time of installation, in order to counteract the pivot door’s tendency to lean downward due to its massive size and weight.

Generic pivot door hinges are fastened as an addition, not an integration.

Modern Steel Doors integrates the modern door hinges with the jamb and threshold. Therefore, the entire pivot door arrives ready to stand and install. Integrative installation, of the pivot door and jamb enables racking the pivot door jamb as needed.

Common pivot door threshold questions

  • What type of thresholds are used on pivot doors?
  • How can I change my pivot door threshold?
  • How can I paint my pivot door threshold?
  • Why are there gaps between my pivot door threshold and the frame?
  • Why does my pivot door rub against my floor or area rug?
  • How can I raise my pivot door to clear my floor covering?

Each Modern Steel Doors threshold is custom made and welded to the jamb.

Generic thresholds are fastened to the subfloor at the time of installation and pivot door jambs are fastened to the wall. The two corners where the jamb meets the threshold are not fastened together, resulting in separation over time and jamb misalignment. The sizes and configurations of generic pivot door thresholds are very limited.

Each Modern Steel Doors threshold is custom made and welded to the jamb. We tailor each front door threshold to your exact floor covering height and configuration. Our thresholds are permanently welded to the jamb and powder-coated together. The result is a seamless threshold that will never loosen.

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