A Tidy Solution For Self Closing Fire Rated Door Hinges
The New Self-closing OptionWaterson Hinges are increasingly being chosen on building projects, as they not only satisfy fire-rated code requirements but also provide a pleasant aesthetic -- many Waterson customers have commented that they appreciate the tidy look both inside and out. In terms of power, Waterson hinges easily close and latch from as little as 20 degrees, which more than satisfies NFPA requirements. This ensures reliable and safe closing. See our swing clear fire rated door project in LA.
Comparison With Door Closer
|Waterson Self-closing hinge||Traditional door closer|
|Closer Location||Side of door. Installs easily like regular hinges||Top of door. Requires additional installation space|
|Aesthetics||Elegant and minimal visual intrusion||Bulky and significant visual intrusion|
|Opening Force||Effortless||Requires more effort|
|Outdoor Use||Yes, highly weather-resistant||Closing arm susceptible to rust|
|Interior Use||Less likely to be broken or vandalized||Closing arm susceptible to breakage and vandalism|
|Fire Resistance||UL-Listed 3 hours||Various fire-rating levels|
|Durability||1 million cycle test certified||Various cycle test levels|
|Total Cost||Low installation & maintenance expense||High installation & maintenance expense|
At the same time, precision crafted Waterson hinges install easily and maintain reliable alignment with other door components. With their sturdy construction, Waterson hinges maintain the long-term functionality that builders rely on. Moreover, there is no need to drill additional holes in order to achieve alignment because Waterson combines door closer function with a standard hinge design.
Waterson Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, residential entrances, and other public buildings where fire-rated self-closing doors are required. These 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. Waterson hinges are available in full mortise, swing clear, and custom types as needed. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.