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Pivot Doors

Create unique openings with large panels and clear sightlines.

Grand, Versatile Entryways

Solar Innovations®’ thermally-isolated aluminum pivot doors are ideal for over-sized openings in interior and light exterior applications. The “hinges”—also known as the pins of the pivot door—are located at the top and bottom of the door, allowing the unit to pivot instead of swing open. Customers can choose to have a center-pivot door or have a custom pivot point.

Pivot door pins are located at the top and bottom of the frame, allowing the door to pivot. Each door’s pivot point is custom located by request; center and off center pivot locations are available (subject to engineering approval). The pivot door matches that of our folding glass walls. This allows for transoms and sidelights to be constructed from the pivot door frame, creating the same sightlines for each unit.

Commercial Applications

Common commercial applications include car dealerships, hotels, hospitals, and entrances to businesses or restaurant decks. While large openings are possible and very useful in commercial applications, the large sizes may not be practical for residential use.

Residential Applications

Residential applications include openings to patios, front doors, and interior doors such as office doors.  All sizes are custom, so everything from smaller scaled doors to a garage door sized opening is available.

Center & Off-Center

Center and off-center pivot locations are acceptable on the top of the frame. When the door is pivoted, a large opening remains; which allows for sizable items to pass through the framework that may be hindered with a regular terrace or French door.

Sill Options

There are various sill options for the pivot door. Exterior doors can use an ADA compliant sill, the standard sill, or recessed sill. Interior doors can use the flush sill or recessed flush sill. The framework is also versatile enough to be used in forming the pivot doors into stacking pivot doors. Multiple panels will slide along a track and stack against a wall. This allows a wall to be opened and present an unobstructed view.

PLEASE NOTE: All hardware is subject to vendor availability. Custom finishes may be available upon request at additional lead time and/or cost. Solar Innovations® reserves the right to discontinue any hardware option at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending upon color selection, extra cost and lead times may apply for all finishes other than Solar Innovations® stock standards. Color illustrations are shown as accurate as standard photography and printing processes allow. Final finish selection should be made from a physical sample; please contact Solar Innovations® to receive samples. All product and finish options are subject to vendor availability. Solar Innovations® reserves the right to discontinue any option at any time without notice. Additional options, including custom color matches, are available; contact a Solar Innovations® sales designer for details.


Solar Innovations® was approached to manufacture a pivot door for a chic and modern winery by a client wanting to offer customers a unique experience and entryway.


When i5 Design was in the process of renovating the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., they reached out to Solar Innovations® to create an iconic entryway with pivot doors.


“Eagan Enterprises had a great experience working with the Solar Innovations team. Quality, attention to detail, and superior workmanship are some words used in everyday conversations regarding products from Solar Innovations. We at Eagan Enterprises provide the highest quality contracting experience for our clients which involves not only the physical structure(s) but also involves other aspects of the trade like proper scheduling and utmost efficiency. The Solar Innovations team was right on schedule. “

Sean Eagan, Eagan Enterprises, Maryland

“John and I would like to thank each of you for your assistance in helping us complete the Swarthmore job. Darren and John did a great job with the installation, and the unit looks and operates great. Our customer is very pleased. We appreciate the work you did to accommodate our needs to deliver a successful project, and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.”

John Barr, AWS Limited, Pennsylvania