Project Description

While selecting wooden door hinges for their arch top exterior doors, a well-known distributor in NE faced a unique challenge in sourcing the ideal heavy-duty hinges. 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 like mahogany doors and a seamless aesthetic that matched the dark bronze finish of the other door hardware.

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Multi-feature Door Hinge Solutions

Waterson Wooden Door Hinges are expertly designed to meet the rigorous demands of commercial wooden door applications, providing exceptional functionality and durability.

  • Configurations: Available in both 3-hinge and 4-hinge configurations.
  • Template: 4.5 x 4.5″ template specifically designed for exterior doors.
  • Adjustability: Features 3 adjustable setting speeds and buffering control over door closing speed.
  • Stainless Steel: Made with 304 and 316 stainless steel to withstand the elements and heavy use.
  • Weatherproof: Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, storms, winds, and extreme temperatures.
  • ADA Compliance: Meets ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for 5lbs of opening, and at least 3 seconds to close from 70 degrees to 3″ from the latch, with adjustable closing speeds.
  • Fire Rated: Complies with NFPA 80 standards and holds a UL 3-hour fire rating.
  • Load-Bearing Capacity: Waterson hinges can support extreme heavy loads – three hinges can bear over 260 lbs, and four hinges up to 440 lbs.
  • Installation: Straightforward to install, reducing complexity and time involved.
  • Meeting Hinge Codes: Meets California Building Code 2016 (1126A.4.2 Spring hinges), ADA 404.2.8.2 standards, and even more!

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Waterson Heavy Duty Wooden Door Hinges

Waterson Wooden Door Hinges combine an overhead 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 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 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. 

Request For Information

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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