Wide Throw & Swing Clear Hinges
All kinds of commercial properties are required by law to make their doorways accessible to the general public, especially when it comes to individuals with differing abilities. In order to make your building compliant with the requirements set by the American Disabilities Act, you will need to carefully choose your door hinges. Here at HardwareSource, we have a great selection of swing clear and wide throw hinges in a wide variety of sizes and finishes to complement your building's existing hardware. Whether your business needs to satisfy ADA requirements or you are dealing with a difficult install, we have all our needs covered in one convenient place.
What kind of hinge will suit your particular set of needs?
Hinges come in all shapes and sizes, making it difficult to determine which kind of hinge may be best for your specific install and particular set of needs. Fortunately, we offer an array of swing clear door hinges to help you ensure that all the entryways and swinging doors in your building are both compliant and easily accessible.
Swing clear hinges are ideal wherever wheelchair access is a primary concern or where narrow doors might restrict the opening. Hinges of this type feature an offset pivot point that allows the door to swing completely clear of the opening. Wide throw hinges are generally wider than they are tall, which moves the hinge's pivot point outward and allows the door to swing clear of the thick jamb casing. When a door is inset into a jamb or reveal that is deeper than normal, you may need a swing clear hinge if the desired result would be to have the door swing open 180 degrees.
We keep our inventory stocked with an assortment of swing clear butt hinges, which are among the most common type of hinges used on interior and exterior doors. Butt hinges consist of two leaves that are joined by a center pin. Each leaf features screw holes. A butt hinge typically requires a cut out in the edge of the door and the edge of the frame, otherwise known as a mortise, that matches the hinge exactly. Our swing clear butt hinges are made of steel to ensure longevity and durability. They are also reversible to use for both left and right swinging doors. We also offer a handful of wide throw butt hinges for full mortise installation in medium-weight, low-frequency doors. Ball bearing hinges provide the smoothest mechanism of all door hinges, especially when it comes to heavier doors and doorways that receive a high amount of traffic. Ball bearing hinges have steel ball bearings between each of the knuckles.
Once you have selected the best hinge for your specific application, it is time to consider the finish you want. Our wide throw and swing clear hinges are available in an array of finishes, including oil-rubbed bronze, satin chrome, polished brass, and so much more. You can narrow your search from the start by selecting the desired base material, size, finish, or grade in our Shopping Options column. If you have any questions about swing clear door hinges or would like to receive a product recommendation from one of our friendly hardware experts, we would more than happy to help. Just call 1-858-322-6353, email info@HardwareSource.com, or chat online with an available representative today.