Door Hinges

Hinges come in countless shapes and sizes. Each type has unique benefits and applications. Specifying the right hinges will impact the longevity and performance of your doors.

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Conventional Hinges

These are the most common type of hinges used to hang the door. They are often identified by the number of knuckles on the barrel - two, three and five knuckles are available. Five knuckle hinges are used most frequently. Other options can also be specified such as heavy weight, wide throw, swing clear, and more.

If using conventional hinges, be aware that you should always use ball bearing or concealed bearing hinges for doors with door closers and in all fire rated openings.

Conventional Ball Bearing Hinges

Continuous Hinges

Continuous hinges extend the full height of the door which helps evenly distribute the weight of a door to the frame. This reduces the strain and wear to the door and frame. There are two types of continuous hinges: 'pin and barrel' and 'geared'.

Geared continuous hinges can carry doors up to 450 pounds while pin and barrel hinges can hold up to 600 pounds.

Door Continuous Hinges

Pivots

Pivots are capable of carrying heavy loads because they transfer the weight of the door directly to the floor. They are also often selected for their aesthetically pleasing appearance. There can be offset pivots, center hung pivots, concealed pivots, and occasionally an intermediate pivot is specified to help carry additional door weight.

Pivots are capable of holding doors weighing 200 pounds up to 700 pounds and some can carry as much as 1,750 pounds.

Door Pivot Hinges

Brands

We supply these and other respected industry brands.

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