What is the best pivot door material?
Aluminum vs Wood vs Steel

Common questions

  • What is the best type of pivot door?
  • What material should I use for my pivot door?
  • Are wood pivot doors better than steel pivot doors?
  • Are aluminum pivot doors better than steel pivot doors?
  • Why are steel pivot doors the preferred type of construction?

Steel door frames are more robust and can be made very thin due to the superior strength of steel.

  1. Pivot door frames vary in width depending on the material of construction. Aluminum and wood door frames are weaker and must, therefore, be made wider than steel door frames. On the contrary, steel door frames are more robust and can be made very thin due to the superior strength of steel.

  2. The Full View Modern Steel Door frame is 4” wide. Our narrow backset lock is installed in the pivot door and latches into the jamb.

  3. The Ultra-Thin Modern Steel Door frame is 1” wide. Our narrow backset lock can be installed in the pivot door and latch into the jamb. Alternatively, our electric lock can be installed in the jamb and latch into the pivot door.

Standard Pivot Door Jamb

Pivot doors are hinged on the jamb and threshold. The pivot door jamb is what is fastened to your home on either side and at the top. The standard Modern Steel Doors jamb is 5 ½” deep and 1 ½” wide. Jambs are also available 4 ½”, 6 ½” or 8 ½” deep. Integrated thresholds are included and tailored to your floor covering height and configuration.

Modern Steel Doors offers a wide range of finishes with the appropriate balance of sheen and texture.

Our proprietary finishing process has taken decades to develop. This diligent finishing process ensures that every pivot door is a breathtaking work of art that will stand the test of time.

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