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Choose Heavy Duty, Weldable Stainless Steel Hinges For Heavy Gates - Waterson Multi-function Closer Hinge

Choose Heavy Duty, Weldable Stainless Steel Hinges For Heavy Gates

When considering self-closing weld on hinges, material matters. Large, heavy gates require heavy-duty hinges that are strong enough to handle the swing of a substantial load. On the other hand, corrosion can be a significant consideration for outdoor gates around swimming pools or in beach locations. Either way, there are things to think about when choosing the optimal self-closing component for your weld on hinges needs.


Strength is an obvious consideration when choosing a gate closer for a heavy-duty application. Stainless steel is far less malleable than aluminum and plastic, and thus can handle heavy loads without being deformed from regular use. At the same time, stainless steel can be welded, which provides added strength on substantial loads. Frequently-used commercial gates also benefit from the safety that a weld on hinge can provide -- welding ensures permanent connection and a true, safe swing.


A discussion about material and strength in an outdoor weld on hinges naturally leads to concerns about corrosion. Corrosion of any metal can significantly impact its functional strength causing structural damage like cracks, partial fracture, and total material failure in extreme cases. Not only does corrosion lessen material strength, but it also looks quite bad. Stainless steel contains chromium which has corrosion resistance properties.


Waterson Closer Hinge Systems combine door closers, spring hinges, and an optional hold open feature into one attractive & unobtrusive component that is ideal for commercial swing, gate, and glass doors. Our 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 suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings.
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