Of all the installations that homeowners face, gates are some of the most challenging. First, you will need to look for a hinge that can handle the size of your gate. Second, you will need to consider the material, budget, style, and finish that will best complement your gate and boost your curb appeal. Hinges might be the first piece of hardware you choose, but bolts, latches, and locks are next in line. At HardwareSource, we pride ourselves in providing the widest selection of gate parts and hardware that you will find. Our gate collection encompasses a wide range of gate hardware, including handles, pulls, wheels, closers, dummy straps, grilles, gate stops, and so much more. Shop from our selection of gate and fence hardware today to stock up on all the supplies you will need for your project.
We offer five varieties of gate hinges!
Surface-Mounted: Are you installing a light-duty or medium-duty gate? Surface-mounted hinges are commonly used for barn doors and gates of medium weight. They are generally easier to install and come in a wide variety of decorative styles that will add some charm to the outside of your home. Both tee hinges and strap hinges are surface-mounted.
Single- or Double-Acting Spring: You can make your gate much more convenient by installing a self-closing spring hinge. This hinge will return your gate back to its closed position. Single-acting spring hinges are ideal for doors that swing in only one direction, whereas double-acting spring hinges are ideal for doors that swing in both directions.
Bolt-On / Weld-On: When it comes to installing a heavy-duty gate, you will want to have the strongest hinges on hand. Bolt-on and weld-on hinges are ideal for large metal gates, because they provide the highest weight rating, often exceeding 1,000 pounds per pair of hinges. Hinges of this type may leave a larger gap between the frame and the gate.
Bolt Hook and Strap: Otherwise known as pintle hinges, which are ideal if you want your gate to swing in a specific direction or swing both ways. Pintle hinges can safely handle a lot of weight and come in handy if you need to mount a gate to a masonry wall. Best of all, you can remove the gate by simply lifting it off of the bolt hook.
Butt with Dummy Straps: Hanging a barn door, carriage house door, or some other kind of heavy-duty gate? Butt hinges, also known as full mortise hinges, can sustain a lot of weight and you can give them the look of an actual strap hinge by installing dummy straps on the surface of the gate.
Once you have chosen the best hinge for your gate, take a look at our selection of gate hardware to find a wide variety of gate parts that will help you complete your project. We supply latches that will keep your gate in place as well as Cane bolts for double doors. Do you own or maintain a swimming pool? You will surely want to find a hinge and latch combination that provides extra security for children. We also supply decorative grilles that can give the windows in your home a touch of extra security.
With an array of base materials and finishes at your fingertips, finding the precise look and level of quality you want is easier than ever before. If you have any questions about fence hardware or need expert advice from one of our friendly customer service representatives, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance. Call 1-858-322-6353, email info@HardwareSource.com, or send us a note today!