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Spring Hinges FAQ's

Spring Hinges FAQ's

Please see below for the frequently asked questions about the Spring Hinges. If you would like a PDF copy of this file, please click here. For specification information or more information on the Spring Hinges, please see the website.


Q: What are STANLEY spring hinges?

A: Spring hinges are self-closing hinges. A spring mechanism in the barrel allows the hinges to automatically close a door which enables these hinges to serve as an alternative to overhead mounted door closers. The closing power of the hinges can be adjusted in the field.


Q: What hinge types are spring hinges offered in?

A: Spring hinges are available in a full mortise design only.


Q: What sizes are spring hinges offered in?

A: Spring hinges are only available in the following sizes: 3.5X3.5, 4X4, 4.5X4 & 4.5X4.5.


Q: What is the common spring hinge application?

A: The spring hinges line consists of standard commercial grade door hinges. This makes them an ideal fit for wood and metal doors, medium to heavy weight doors and low to medium frequency usage applications. In addition, steel and stainless steel hinges are available. Steel hinges are a good fit for interior applications whereas stainless steel hinges are ideal for exterior or corrosive environments. Spring hinges are approved for use on fire-rated doors.


Q: What hinge tips are offered for spring hinges?

A: Spring hinges can be ordered with decorative tips (i.e., ball, crown, steeple).


Q: What hinge options are available for spring hinges?

A: The made-to-order hinge options that are available include: radius corner, concealed switch and reverse spring design.


Q: Are there electrical options available to order on spring hinges?

A: Spring hinges are available with a concealed switch only.


Q: How many hinges are required per door installation?

A: Two hinges are required on doors up to 5’ and an additional hinge is required for each additional 2.5’.


Q: What screws are included with spring hinge orders?

A: Both machine and wood screws are included to allow for easy installation on either wood or metal doors and door frames.


Q: Do you have to specify handing when ordering spring hinges?

A: Spring hinges are non-handed, so they can be used on both RH and LH doors.


Q: What finishes are offered for spring hinges?

A: Spring hinges are available in 30+ finishes allowing for cohesion with other door hardware finishes.


Q: What is the lead time for spring hinges?

A: The average lead time for stock spring hinges is 48 hours from order receipt. The average lead time for made-to-order hinges of quantities up to 200 units is approximately 3 weeks. Please consult the factory for madeto- order requests in quantities larger than 200 units for respective lead times.


Q: What warranty do spring hinges have?

A: Spring hinges have a limited lifetime mechanical warranty for the life of the building.

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