Fire-rated doors are a matter of life and death. Regular fire door assembly inspections in multi-unit residential buildings are necessary for constructing safe structures that are NFPA code-compliant. Choosing the right hardware is critical to passing inspections and creating a safe living space. Waterson fire-rated door hinges provide the durability, ADA compliance, and enhanced safety needed for secure residential living.


Crafted with stainless steel, Waterson fire-rated door hinges can easily withstand the rigors of daily residential use. In fact, the Waterson UL-listed hinges not only achieve Grade 1 status but also satisfy the 1,000,000 cycles test. These standards proof that the fire hinges meet 3-hr fire-rated requirement with little or no tear and wear.

ADA Code Compliance

Applying ADA-compliance, Waterson fire door hinges are particularly suitable for senior communities with 5 lbs of opening force on many door types. Additionally, these hinges can help adjusting different door closing speed with 7 settings. While easily satisfy the 78” minimum clearance requirement, Waterson hinges therefore are ideal for wheelchair-access entryways.

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Safety and Long-life Function

Waterson fire-rated door hinges combine the best of both worlds.While most door closers provide only hydraulic function, Waterson hinges for fire doors combine durable mechanical speed control with smooth hydraulic damping. This combination helps to create a long-life function to the door. So in case the unexpected event happens that one of our closer hinges leaks, the mechanical hinges specification will reliably reduce closing speed and prevent dangerous slamming with the anti-slam feature.

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Waterson Fire Rated Door Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold open and door stop features. The 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 self-closing 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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