Tired of your storm door being a hassle? The key to smooth operation is in its spring hinges. In this guide, we’ll explore the different types, features, and benefits of storm door spring hinges, and share expert tips on how to pick the perfect one for your needs.

Why Storm Door Spring Hinges

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A storm door is a secondary door installed in front of an exterior door to provide an additional layer of protection, insulation, and energy efficiency. With its weather-resistant design, the storm door shields your home from strong winds, heavy rainfall, and extreme temperatures, while also reducing heat loss and energy consumption.

Storm Door Hinges Considerations

However, what makes it even more effective is the combination of storm door hinges, which allows for smooth and quiet operation to a secure and peaceful living space. Waterson storm door spring hinges therefore can increase the superiority of the storm door’s function with the following features:

  • Soft Closing: Oil-controlled dynamic braking responds effectively to sudden wind changes without leakage.
  • Adjustability: Features 3 adjustable setting speeds and buffering control over door closing speed.
  • Stainless Steel: Made with 304 and 316 stainless steel to withstand the elements and heavy use.
  • Weatherproof: Designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, storms, winds, and extreme temperatures.
  • Rust Resistance: Waterson’s storm door hinges satisfied the A156.7 standard for over 200 hours in a 5% salt.
  • Load-Bearing Capacity: Waterson hinges can support heavy loads of the storm doors – three hinges can bear over 260 lbs, and four hinges up to 440 lbs.
  • Ease of Installation: Straightforward to install, reducing complexity and time involved.
  • Hinge Code Applications: Meets California Building Code 2016 (1126A.4.2 Spring hinges), ADA 404.2.8.2 standards, and even more!

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Q: How to repair storm door hinges if they are misaligned?

A: Utilizing a Door Shim

  • Remove bottom hinge and clear debris
  • Lay a shim (wood or cardboard) by the hinge
  • Replace screws and check alignment by opening and shutting the door repeatedly

Q: Can I use Waterson Hinges for storm door hardware replacement?

A: Yes, Waterson hinges can apply to almost all types of swinging doors, including the storm door. However, if your previous door hardware is a hinge rail, which has a different design and specifications from our product, we recommend you can verify the compatibility with our sales before replacement.

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Waterson Storm Door Spring Hinges

Waterson storm door spring hinges combine an overhead 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 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 hinges 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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