When it comes to modern gate design, fence gate closers play a pivotal role by balancing aesthetics with functionality and ensuring the long-lasting performance of your fence gates. It’s essential to delve into the features and capabilities of various fence gate closers to select options that best align with specific design requirements and environmental conditions.

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Navigating Challenges with Fence Gate Closers

While constructors expertly navigate installation complexities, the inherent intricacies in adjusting the speed and force of some fence gate closers can still lead to issues with gate functionality.

  • Squeaking sound: Often due to insufficient lubrication or low-quality materials.
  • Closer overworking: Caused by door closers handling loads beyond their capacity.
  • Sagging and misalignment: Occurs with inadequate closers that fail to support gate weight.

Self Closing – Ensuring Gate Reliability

Waterson heavy-duty fence gate closers, crafted for quiet operation and reliable self-closing, merge silent functionality with robust performance. These heavy-duty gate closers, featuring adjustable springs for precise speed control and responsive adaptation to wind changes, ensure gates close silently and smoothly. Simultaneously, our stainless steel closers are designed for heavy-duty performance, supporting over 260 lbs with three closers and up to 440 lbs with four, effectively tackling common issues like sagging and misalignment, guaranteeing automatic and efficient gate closure.

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Project Reference

  • Product SKU: K51M-660-A3-US19
  • Project: Bernal Heights
  • Location: San Francisco, CA

A San Francisco-based metal architectural specialist tackled the challenge of creating a self-closing gate in Bernal Heights, where strong winds and design aesthetics were key concerns. He chose Waterson heavy-duty self-closing closers for their durability, wind resistance, and adjustable speed control. These stainless steel closers, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, align with fire safety codes and offer aesthetic versatility, proving to be an effective solution for Solarzano’s upscale commercial and residential projects.

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Waterson Commercial Heavy-Duty Gate Closers

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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