Doors, Locks & Accessories

Door Handles Buying Guide







Introduction


Hinges are an essential part of the door hardware or lid that allows the opening and closing of doors. Hinge comprises of two metal plates that are attached together with a removable pin. The metal plates are fixed to the door and door jamb with screws. Hinges are designed to hold the door securely to the door jamb and allow it to swing open and closed.

Hinges are available in various designs and styles to complement the door furniture. Available in variety of options and finishes, hinges can be installed both on the interior as well as exterior doors. Hinges are either surface mounted or recesses (mounted). They can be either right-handed or left-handed.

Materials Used

A wide variety of metals and metal alloys are used for casting hinges. Some of the commonly used materials are:

Finishes

In order to enhance their look and prevent them from tarnishing, hinges are given various finishes. To name a few, polished brass finish, satin chrome finish, antique nickel finish, oil rubbed bronze finish are some of the finishes available in door hinges.

Door hinges are available in various sizes and shapes. They can have either round corner or square corners.

Types of Hinges

Door Hinges are basically of the following types: Ball Bearing Hinges

Buying Tips

The hinge size should be the main consideration while buying hinges. The size of the hinges depend upon the following parameters:

Installation Tips

While replacing an old door with a new one, the installation of hinges is a key step in the process. Some of the common installation tips include:





Selecting Hinges

It is virtually impossible to think door without hinges. They are an essential door hardware that allows opening and closing of the door. Hinges hold the door in a secure manner to the door jamb which aid in opening and closing of the door. The types, materials, and designs in which the hinges come are many. Due to the availability of such a vast variety of hinges buyers get confused as to what type of hinges they should purchase.

You should select the door hinges keeping following points in mind:







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