Waterson Closer Hinges complies with ADA regulations regarding overhead clearance and protrusions. Overhead door closer hardware frequently used on doors like hotel guest rooms can cause complications. Standard commercial door heights are a minimum of 80”. At this height standard overhead door closure protrudes below the minimum allowable clearance for ADA compliant door requirements.
Commercial spaces such as hotels seeking to upgrade rooms to ADA compliance, that are currently outfitted with standard 80” frames benefit from side placement installation of Waterson Closer Hinges.This avoids the cost and disruption of construction to remove trim, remove door casing, remove drywall around jack studs, push up the header, and replace and repair the casing, install the new door, new drywall, then tape, mud, and paint the repaired area.
“Vertical Clearance [§307.4]”. United States Access Board