We have hinges to thank for many reasons, but hinges can become squeaky or troublesome over time. Whether the hinges in your home are due for replacement or need to be upgraded, we have all your needs covered in our selection of door hinges at HardwareSource. Our hardware selection is fully stocked with the highest quality hinges available from industry-leading brands such as Baldwin, Hager, Rixson, SOSS, Sugatsune, TECTUS, and more. Shop online from our inventory today to find the perfect set of hinges for any full-size door in your home.
How to Measure Your Door Hinges
Before you decide what type of hinge you would like to buy, you need to determine what size hinge you need. Start by measuring the hinge from top to bottom and then from side to side. You will also need to determine whether the existing hinge is squared or cornered. A 1/4” radius will match the curvature of a dime, whereas a 5/8” radius will match the curvature of a nickel. We also offer combination hinges that feature both squared and radius corners for specialty doors.
What Kind of Door Hinges Are Best?
Hinges come in many sizes and styles. Installation methods vary and are dependent on the desired application. Heavy doors (over 150 pounds) typically call for pivot hinges, which we have in stock rated from 250 to 1,000 pounds. Wide throw hinges are designed to swing doors farther than conventional hinges can, which is ideal for doors that have wide door jambs. Swing clear hinges are used whenever a door is required to swing completely clear of the opening, so that wide equipment and wheelchairs may pass through. We supply hinges made with aluminum, brass, bronze, steel, stainless steel, or plastic and in an array of finishes. With so many hinge styles to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect solution!
We offer five varieties of spring hinges:
Spring hinges, otherwise known as self-closing or spring-loaded hinges, come fitted with a spring and are designed to close doors automatically. We offer four different spring hinge varieties to choose from.
Barrel: Barrel hinges are specifically designed for light-duty applications, such as cabinet and chest installations. All barrel hinges are named for the two barrel pins that are recessed into the edge of the door and the frame as well as the jointed connection between those pins that pivots, allowing the door to easily open and close.
Butt: Butt hinges are the most common style of hinges used on entry doors, passage doors, and even cabinet doors. All butt hinges consist of two leaf plates which are anchored to the edge of the door and the door jamb. The leaf plates come together, only to be hidden between the door and the door frame whenever the door is closed.
Half Surface: Half surface hinges, also called half mortise hinges, have one leaf mortised into the door jamb while the other leaf is mounted directly onto the door’s surface.
Surface Mount: Surface mount hinges are mounted without needing a mortise to be cut into the door or the frame. All surface-mounted hinges have one leaf that secures to the door and another leaf that secures to the frame.
Invisible Spring: Invisible spring hinges are completely invisible from either side of the door when the door is closed.
Here, you will find everything you need for café doors, screen doors, thick doors, and so much more. We also offer a wide selection of replacement parts, including cover plates, jamb brackets, pins, screws, shims, and other accessories. If you have any questions while shopping with us today or would like help finding suitable door hinges, please contact us today for additional information or further assistance. Call, email, or send us a note!
Single Acting: Single acting hinges swing in one direction. Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Plain Bearing: Plain bearing is the simplest type of bearing. They are a good low cost option for lightweight doors. Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers. Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Face Frame: Face frame cabinets have a “frame” that attaches to the front of the cabinet. The face frame gives the cabinet box extra strength while adding dimension to the door fronts. Face frame cabinets are commonly made by American cabinet manufactures. Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
The center to center is the distance from the center of one screw hole to another. Most manufacturers use this measurement to identify the size of the pull.
Square Corner: Square corner hinges offer an upscale look. Corners must be mortised by hand. Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
The diameter of the hole that is drilled into the back of the door to accommodate the hinge.
Decorative adornments on the top and bottom of the hinge's pin.
Single Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door. Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Contemporary: Clean sleek lines. The most modern of styles. Glam: Glitzy and glamorous Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world. Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s. Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world. Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance. Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past. Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details. Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Architectural Grade: Architectural grade hinges are typically used for custom doors and hardware upgrades. They are of higher quality and made of thicker material. Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
The product's measurement from top to bottom.
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The substance a product is made from.
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position.
The degree the hinge will open to.
The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position.
Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place. One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate. Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Hinges without predrilled holes do not come with any holes for installation. Holes can be manually drilled into them at custom intervals.
To determine the screw hole spacing, on the door side of the hinge, measure the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.