About Door Hinges
Door hardware is a very simple and affordable upgrade that can make a big difference in the function and appearance of a door. Door hinges, while commonly overlooked, play a large role in the swing and lifespan of many entryways. You can find door and cabinet hinges at HandleSets.com.
Hinges come in many different sizes, styles, and finishes such as: brass, bronze, copper, nickel, stainless steel, and many more. Choosing an appropriate finish is an important consideration in order to unify all door hardware components. For durability and improved security, choose a door hinge with more holes. The addition of pre-drilled holes allows more gripping power for the hinge, door, and door frame.
Most hinges are reversible, this allows either end of the hinge to be mounted in an upright position. Hinges can either be surface-mounted or recessed (mortised). Surface-mounted hinges are mounted on the surfaces of the pieces being hinged, like the end of the door and the door frame. Mortised hinges require the removal of material to allow the hinge to be recessed into the surface. However, some hinges are a combination of hinge types where one leaf is surface-mounted while the other is mortised.
When choosing the right size and style for your door hinge, it is important to first examine the door that will be receiving the installation. Many doors will have pre-cut hinge slots designed to simplify installation of the hinge. Not all doors have this feature, but it is recommended to inspect your door before choosing an applicable hinge. Many of these hinge slots will either have a square or rounded corner to help guide you in choosing the proper door hinge.
Measuring your door is one of the final steps in narrowing your hinge selection. We offer the most common door hinge dimensions including (in inches): 3x3 door hinges, 3.5x3.5 door hinges, 4x4 door hinges, and 4.5x4.5 door hinges. Also, if you have pets or small children, consider a spring door hinge on your exterior and garage doors. These hinges automatically close your door and can offer you an extra level of security and peace of mind.
There is a lot of planning when it comes to door hinges. Planning the proper size, function, and style will make the selection process that much easier. We also have a large selection of door hinges from some of the worlds best known brands.
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