Traditional concealed door closers can certainly improve entryway aesthetics by hiding closing mechanisms inside doors or frames. At the same time, they successfully satisfy space issues where there may not be enough meat for an overhead door closer. However, door manufacturers in particular sometimes take issue with using traditional concealed hinges. They cite a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, costs associated with additional machining, standardization, and transport.

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Machining & Standardization Conflicts

Traditional concealed door closers generally require that they be embedded in either the door or frame, which causes manufacturers to do additional cost-raising procedures. Plus, sometimes machining is done rather than rushed due to project time constraints. This can also lead to costly mistakes, damage, and delays. At the same time, some large projects utilize a wide variety of door closer models, which impedes achieving cost-effective standardization.

Transport Costs

Door manufacturers have reported that doors machined for traditional concealed closers tend to be fragile and easily damaged due to hollow inner space. At the same time, manufacturers often need to reinforce shipments with added packaging, which obviously leads to added cost and environmental waste.

Self-Closing Concealed Fire Door Closers

A concealed fire door closer with effective self-closing functionality can satisfy fire-rated garage doors and fire-rated apartment complex entries. According to NFPA, a fire-rated door must be self-closing, and the door must close when released from a fully open position. In terms of that, heavy-duty concealed fire door closers can easily close and latch from as little as 20 degrees, which more than satisfies NFPA requirements. This guarantees dependable and safe closing, making heavy door usage easier and safer.

Economical Solution with Self Closing Features

Heavy-duty hidden door hinges innovative design provides smooth and effective self-closing function and durability without increasing costs. As a standard template hinge, additional costly machining is not necessary. At the same time, because doors using heavy-duty self-closing hinges do not require extensive hollowing machining, they maintain their strength and reduce the possibility of costly damage such as anti-slamming. Moreover, strengthened doors using heavy duty invisible hinges don’t need to be reinforced with costly and environmentally unfriendly packaging. Waterson heavy duty hinges are a cost-effective concealed self-closing option.

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Waterson Economical Heavy-Duty Hidden Hinges

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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