Project Description

When selecting wooden door hinges for exterior doors, a well-known distributor in NE faced a unique challenge in sourcing the ideal heavy-duty hinges suitable for their arch-top exterior doors. Waterson successfully met these intricate requirements, showcasing their expertise in providing solutions that prioritize durability, aesthetic compatibility, and adherence to safety standards.

A Case in Point

The distributor faced a challenge when they needed suitable hinges for a unique pair of 3’0″ x 8’0″ arch-top exterior wooden doors. These hinges had to support the doors’ significant weight while ensuring smooth, self-closing functionality. As a client renowned for their commitment to quality and functionality in door hardware, they prioritized heavy-duty performance for exterior wooden doors and a seamless aesthetic that matched the dark bronze finish of the other door hardware.

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Arch Top Door Hinge Solutions

Waterson wooden door hinges successfully met The distributor’s demanding requirements. Offered in both 3 and 4-hinge configurations, these hinges provided the necessary flexibility for this unique application. The 4.5 x 4.5″ template was specifically designed for exterior doors, ensuring durability and the ability to support weights exceeding 260 lbs.

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The hinges not only met the aesthetic requirements but also complied with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force, assuring a quiet and secure closing. Constructed from durable stainless steel, these hinges are ideal for all-weather use, meeting NFPA 80 standards and boasting a UL 3-hour fire rating. Crucially, the easy installation and adjustability of Waterson hinges underscore their suitability as the ideal choice for commercial wooden door applications.

Waterson Heavy Duty 316 Stainless Steel Grade

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door-stop features. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These 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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