Anti-slam door hardware is designed to prevent doors from slamming shut. It’s a great feature in homes especially with children, as they protect little fingers from being caught in doors. There are several types of anti-slam door hardware; the most common are door closers, door stops, and damper hinges.

Risks Without Anti-Slam Door Hinges

The absence of anti-slam hinges can pose risks, such as increased chances of finger trapping and injuries, especially for children. The resulting forceful closing of doors can cause damage to both doors and frames, leading to higher maintenance costs. Moreover, the disturbing noise of slamming doors disrupts the tranquility of any space.

  • Injuries: Potential for finger trapping, especially for children.
  • Damage: Increased wear on doors and frames.
  • Noise: Disruptive slamming sounds.

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Different Types of Anti-Slam Door Hardware

Door closers control the speed and force of a door, but at the expense of aesthetics — this problem is generally due to the bulky marriage of power output and speed control mechanisms.
Door stops usually engage with a small pin attached to the hinge to hold the door open, but you may not want the hold-open feature at all.
Damper hinges work by using hydraulic fluid to control the door’s movement, ensuring a smooth and quiet closing.
Innovative Waterson Closer Hinge belongs to the damper hinge category, providing a practical and safe solution for door control, as well as adding aesthetic value to the home. Read how our slam free system prevents slamming. Which One Is Better? Self-Closing Or Soft Closing Hinge?

These different types of anti slam hardware are available in various sizes, designs, and materials to suit different types of doors and interior styles.

Considerations for Anti-Slam Exterior Applications

When selecting anti-slam hinges for exterior uses, consider heavy-duty options capable of withstanding high wind conditions without failing. Stainless steel hinges are particularly beneficial for coastal environments, offering essential resistance to salt and moisture-induced corrosion. Additionally, integrating auto-closing features with secure latches ensures doors remain safely shut, providing peace of mind in varied climates and security situations.

  • Wind-Resistant Design: Heavy-duty hinges prevent wind damage.
  • Material Integrity: Stainless steel for combating coastal corrosion.
  • Security Assurance: Auto-closing hinges with strong latches ensure protection.

Considerations for Anti-Slam Interior Applications

The benefits of anti-slam door hinges extend beyond noise reduction. They protect against injuries, particularly in homes with children, and contribute to the longevity of door frames by preventing the jarring effects of a slammed door. By installing these hinges, homeowners enhance the comfort and safety of their living environment.

  • Noise Reduction: a quieter living environment
  • Safety: Protects fingers, especially for children.
  • Longevity: Reduces wear on doors/frames.
  • Comfort: Enhances peaceful living environments.

Waterson’s Solutions for both Exterior and Interior

Waterson hinge systems come in two robust speed control models: mechanical and hydraulic hybrid. The mechanical version uses friction for speed regulation, excelling in harsh environments. The hydraulic hybrid hinges, with oil flow control, offer smooth motion, ideal for windy areas and latch-less doors.

Other Opening Applications

Waterson Heavy Duty Anti-Slam Door Hinges

Waterson’s anti-slam door hinges combine speed control self-closing technology and traditional hinge mechanism into one attractive component.  Available in full surface and mid-post versions, Waterson Gates Closers are crafted from durable 304, 316, and 316L marine grade stainless steel. These low-maintenance gate closer hinges are easily adjustable to meet ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for 5lb opening force and closing speed. UL-listed one million cycle times grade-1 testing ensures high quality, secure closing, and reliability in the interior, exterior and harshest environments. 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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