In both commercia and residential building, outdoor gate hinges are crucial since thay provide secure and easy property access. While the traditional hinges can fulfill the basic tasks all the hinges must do, heavy-duty outdoor gate hinges showcase advancements in gate hardware tech, catering to various needs and preferences.

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Durability and Weather Resistance

Heavy duty outdoor gate hinges, especially those crafted from 316 stainless steel, are designed for exceptional durability and functionality. These hinges can withstand harsh environmental conditions like violent wind guts, harsh outdoor temperate or corrosion without losing performance. The robust construction is enhanced by a patented mechanical mechanism and a large-diameter barrel design, which provides excellent shock absorption and longevity. These features ensure that the outdoor gate closers remain unbreakable and maintain functionality over years, reducing the need for frequent maintenance or replacement, even in challenging conditions.

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Fire-rated Feature and Secure Compliance

The heavy duty outdoor gate hinges highlight compliance with safety standards and usability. These hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, ensuring they adhere to stringent safety requirements.  The adjustable tension and speed control features allow for a customized gate-closing experience, suitable for various demands and usage scenarios. This highlights the product’s flexibility and reliability in diverse environments.

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Limitations of Hydraulic Gate Hinges for Exterior Gates

Many wonders appeared as if they should use hydraulic hinges for exterior gates, and the answer is no. Heavy-duty hydraulic gate closers are not ideal for exterior gates due to their limited door opening range (≤ 120°) and temperature sensitivity, not functioning effectively below 32°F (0°C). These constraints make them less adaptable to the variable conditions often encountered in outdoor environments. Instead, opting for mechanical gate hinges with their multitude of features is advisable, as they adapt well to various needs beyond what has been mentioned

Waterson Heavy Duty Outdoor Gate Hinges

Waterson Gate Closer Hinges combine speed control self-closing technology and traditional hinge mechanism into one attractive component.  Available in full surface and mid-post versions, Waterson Gates Closers are crafted from durable 304, 316, and 316Lmarine grade stainless steel. These low-maintenance gate closer hinges are easily adjustable to meet ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for 5lb opening force and closing speed. UL-listed one million cycle times grade-1 testing ensures high quality, secure closing, and reliability in the interior, exterior, and harshest environments. 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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