Project Description

There is a discussion about material and strength in outdoor gate closers which can easily end up to corrosion. It can drastically affect the functional strength of any metal, leading to structural issues such as cracks, partial fractures, and in severe cases, complete failure of the material. Corrosion not only weakens the material but also detracts from the aesthetic design of wood or metal fence gates. As a result, heavy duty swing gate closers appear to solve all the problems.

Waterson heavy duty swing gate hinges- against the harsh environment

Enter Daytona Beach

A hotel developer in Daytona Beach recently reached out to us, seeking corrosion resistant, self closing solutions for their beachfront gate closers. Previously, they had fitted their luxury resort’s exterior doors with concealed design. However, these door hardware pieces, while heavy-duty, faced two significant issues: corrosion from the salty air and reliability of the swing mechanism.

Dayton’s salty sea air can be quite harsh and corrosive on exterior metal hardware. Conventional steel hardware is susceptible to significant rust, especially in aggressive environments such as ocean beaches and swimming pools, where humid air laden with corrosives like sea salt or pool chemicals can attack the steel. At the same time, and even more importantly, this resort found that the self-closing function on their corroded gate closers had become compromised.

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Three years ago

Durable Gate Closer for All Applications

Crafted with weather-resistant stainless steel and a protective top cap, Waterson swing gate closer is ideal for all exterior commercial applications. Our heavy duty gate closers last longer and is more durable than traditional ones. Therefore, by using Waterson on your outdoor seaside applications, you will preserve luxury aesthetic appeal and long-lasting functionality.

Read More: Material Matters! Gate Hinges: Plastic or Stainless Steel

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After three years

Waterson Heavy Duty Swing Gate Closer

Waterson Gate Closer  combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features. 

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Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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