Located in the Gulf of Vietnam, Phu Quoc Island offers lovely balmy weather with comforting sea breezes. The island attracts millions of tourists each year to its luxury resorts with the lure of beautiful beaches, lush forests, and boundless seascape. Ironically, this holiday paradise is based in a salty seaside environment, which can be a killer on outdoor hardware. This is especially true for exposed outdoor hinges since chlorinated pools and saltwater areas where the airborne particles can have a corrosive effect. In such challenges, Waterson heavy duty exterior door hinges stand out as the best solution to all the problems.

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Stainless Steel Hinges for Exterior Applications

Crafted with weather-resistant stainless steel and a protective top cap, Waterson heavy-duty exterior door hinges are ideal for all exterior commercial applications. Our heavy-duty hinges last longer and are more durable than other traditional door hinges.

Waterson heavy duty exterior door hinges

Moreover, there are numerous exceptional features of stainless steel hinges.

  • Load-Bearing Capacity: Waterson hinges efficiently support significant loads. Three hinges can bear over 260 lbs, and four hinges up to 440 lbs.
  • Corrosion Resistance: Exceptionally durable, Waterson hinges excel in harsh environments. Achieved  ASTM B117 and A156.7 standards in salt spray tests for over 200 hours.
  • Standards Compliance: Adhering to ANSI/BHMA A156.17 standards, these hinges meet strict quality and safety benchmarks.
  • Elegant PVD Finish: Offering small-batch customization, Waterson hinges come in various marine-grade finishes with options for powder coating or PVD processes.
  • Installation and Maintenance: Easy to install and maintain. Waterson hinges are versatile for doors like commercial fire-rated doors, gates, and frameless glass doors.

Therefore by using Waterson commercial heavy-duty hinges on your outdoor seaside applications, you will preserve luxury aesthetic appeal, as well as long-lasting functionality.

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Why Not Use Hydraulic for Exterior 

Due to the unpredictability of outdoor conditions, we do not suggest to use our Waterson hydraulic hinges on exterior application. Because our hydraulic hinges only work on a certain door opening degree (≤ 120°) and the limitation of temperature [> 32°F(0°C)]. Instead, you can choose the mechanical option for the outdoor environment.

To understand what is the difference between Mechanical Self-closing -vs- Hydraulic Hybrid Soft-close, click here.

Waterson Heavy Duty Exterior Door Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The 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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