Even minor elements like overhead door closers significantly impact space design. Therefore, a reliable and user-friendly door closer system enhances occupants’ comfort and security. However, installing a surface-mounted overhead door closer instead can make the space feel impersonal and institutional.

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Designing Spaces for Vulnerable Populations

When designing spaces for vulnerable populations, such as veterans, low-income individuals, and those with special needs, it’s essential to prioritize their comfort and dignity. One often-overlooked aspect of this is the humble door closer. Surface-mounted, overhead door closers can create a sense of institutionalization, making occupants feel like they’re in a hospital or office building rather than their own home.

To create a sense of warmth and welcome, designers should opt for door closers that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. By specifying swing clear door closers, designers now can create a sense of continuity and cohesion in the space, making it feel more like a home and less like an institution.

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Compliance and Safety Solution

Waterson swing clear door closers provide a sleek and discreet solution that allows for a smooth, quiet operation. The door closer outstandingly met the challenges by providing a swing clear closer that blend functionality, aesthetics, and compliance with ADA requirements, including:

  • Stainless Steel: Made with 304 and 316 stainless steel to withstand the elements and heavy use.
  • Heavy Duty: Waterson overhead closers are tested to one million cycles, ensuring durability and reliability for heavy-duty applications.
  • Swing Clear Design: Allows doors to open wider than 33” clearance and enhancing accessibility.
  • ADA Compliance: Facilitate safe and easy door access to reduce injury risks for the elderly and residents with disabilities.
  • Anti Slam: Ensures soft and quiet door closing, minimizing disturbances for residents.
  • Fire Rated: Waterson door closer comply with NFPA 80 fire rated applications and concealed door feature, ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Multiple PVD Finish: Offer both aesthetic versatility without wear and tear. Waterson also provide custom color service for client’s special needs.
  • Installation and Adjustment: Simple installation and easy adjustment with provided installation kits and detailed instructions.
  • Cost Efficiency: Easily add or remove optional features like hold open without extensive modifications, saving costs and enhancing functionality.

Note: While applying fire-rated features, Waterson DO NOT supply hold-open functionality due to fire safety purposes.

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Waterson Swing Clear Closer Applications

Waterson Heavy Duty Swing Clear Door Closer

Waterson Swing Clear Door Closer combines an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These closers are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The closers 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 door closers meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being one of the best door hinges for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our 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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