There are many advantages of a swinging door. One doesn't need to install a knob or other devices which help to open and close it. The ideal place where you can fix such a door is between the living room and the kitchen. A kitchen pantry can also be fitted with one, making the access of the contents from the pantry faster and easier. Many restaurants also use these hinges to allow separation of the dining and kitchen areas. This way people can pass quickly and with ease from both the areas, and serving food becomes easier.
Swinging doors are also used in hospitals at the area of entry for operating rooms and wards where the access is limited to authorized personnel. This is done to create a buffer so that noises from the surrounding areas do not filter into another space. Also this way, a person can move quickly and easily and these extra seconds can help to treat a patient, when time is of the utmost importance. Though they cost a little more, they are often a better option compared to other types. They are also more visually appealing than the other types.
Types of Hinges
There are different types of hinges. Residential door hinges which have a ball bearing system, that come in square corner or radius corner. These come in different sizes and metals like brass and stainless steel. A set of screws is also provided with them. Similar to it are the commercial pivots that come with ball bearing which are bigger in size. Most popular are the spring loaded swinging door hinges, which come in bronze, nickel, brass, oil rubbed bronze, antique nickel, chrome, polished chrome, and other metals. Again, they are available with a radius corner of different sizes.
Certain special hinges like ball bearing hinges, have a two way swing. The double action swinging door hinges are mostly used on metal exterior entry doors. Another type are the ones that come with a security tab. Other types are the adjustable door acting spring hinges. These are available in medium and heavy sizes. Their unique quality is that they can't be removed or tampered with, due to which they last longer, and can be used for homes, commercial projects, or public buildings.
Installing them is quite easy. These doors work pretty good during initial days, but you might experience problems later on. Timely repairs will guarantee their efficiency. Fixing or repairing them is quite easy, the one thing to remember is, placing the pins back properly in place. You can also prevent repairs by fixing a good quality hinge. So, do a little research before you decide to buy the proper one.