Outdoor door closers are prone to rust over time where they face corrosive elements like temperature fluctuations and humidity. Initially, they may function adequately but will likely need regular lubrication and adjustments. As these door closers deteriorate, oil leakage becomes a common issue. Eventually, weather exposure reduces these closers to rusted, non-repairable units.

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Common Problems of Outdoor Door Closers

When constantly exposed to the external environment, door closers can encounter various issues due to deterioration, impacting their functionality and safety. Here is an overview of the problems arising from rust and wear:

  • Noise: Rusty door closers become squeaky, noisy, and eventually stuck. Critical rust requires replacement.
  • Unappealing: Rust on door hardware and leaking oil from closers ruin aesthetics, signaling neglect and disrupting interior design harmony.
  • Dangers: The most significant issue with rusted door hardware is safety; stuck or uncontrollable closers pose physical injury risks.
  • Hard-to-open: Rust makes doors difficult to open, challenging for children and those with limited mobility, potentially leading to injury due to excessive force required.
  • Out-of-control: Rust can damage internal mechanisms, leading to unpredictable and dangerous door movements.
  • Waste-of-money-and-time: Replacing rusted closers is costly and time-consuming.

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Effective Solutions with Unique Hydraulic Door Closers

To avoid the hassle and expense of repeatedly repairing problematic door closers, Waterson heavy duty hydraulic door closers are designed with durability and efficiency in mind, featuring:

  • 316 Stainless Steel: Waterson hydraulic door closers boast exceptional resistance to weather, combating rust and degradation.
  • Buffering Feature: Provides further control over door closing speed, ideal for doors that open ≤ 120° and operate in environments above 32°F (0°C), thereby ensuring the longevity of the hinge mechanism.
  • Weatherproof: Designed to withstand most of storm door closer problems, such as strong winds, rusty, squeaky, noisy, and eventually stuck.
  • Hold Open: Allowing doors to remain open as needed.
  • Fire-rated: Meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated.
  • Door Stop Mechanism: Prevents wall damage by controlling the door swing.

Waterson stainless steel hydraulic door closer

This design addresses common outdoor hardware issues, offering a maintenance-free solution. They’re crafted with a special surface treatment and coating, ensuring optimal performance in various outdoor conditions, from wind and corrosion to humidity. However, kindly note that Waterson closers are unsuitable for light applications such as cabinet or toy box closers. For optimal performance, doors should weigh at least 40 lbs.

Waterson Stainless Steel Hydraulic Door Closers

Waterson stainless steel hydraulic door closers combine an overhead closer into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. Waterson closers are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These door 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 Closer Hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being one of the best door closers 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 door closers, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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