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Selecting The Right Hinges for you

The Goal for All Pro Hardware is to provide you with Professional quality products. Today we will focus on the most common type of hinge. The traditional Butt Hinge (Leaf Hinge) or Standard hinge can be found in every home and building erected in the world. This is the most common and reliable type of hinge. Typically comprised of two independent leaves that pivot on a barrel.

Applications: Entry Doors, French Doors and Most Exterior Doors.

Materials: almost any combination of materials, but highly recommend Steel, Brass or Stainless Steel

Finish: US10B --- Oil Rubbed Bronze

           US5 ------ Satin Nickle

           US# ------- Bright Gold  

Check the complete list here.  

If you are considering changing the hinges in your home, that's a fairly easy proposition, the first step in this process is figuring out what size. The typical sizes for hinges are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2",  4" x" , and  4 1/2" x 4 1/2". These cover approx 80 percent of all hinges in a residential application.

Typical applications.

French Doors, Entry Doors and Exterior Doors that are 1 3/4" thick (standard) , most of these doors are have either a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Hinges or 4" x 4" Hinges.

Interior Doors and Bathroom doors that are 1 3/8 thick (thin Door) most of these doors have a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" hinge.

Entry Doors and Large Doors that are 2 1/4" thick ( Special, Custom) most of these doors have 4" x 4" hinge or recommended  4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Hinge.

To Check the size you'll require just take a ruler and measure across the width of both leaves of the hinge and the measure the height.  This will give you the size and then just look for which finish better suits your application and start replacing the hinges in your home to give it that subtle upgrade




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  • Marcia Morrison on

    Hi there! I had a bathroom installed a couple years ago. Mostly it’s great, just a few glitches that turned up afterwards. One of those is that the door hinges have a slight but persistent squeak when opening or closing. The hinges are the “swing wide” type that allow the full width of the doorframe to be clear. I’m wondering if the problem is in poor “fit & finish” with the hinges themselves, or that the door wasn’t installed perfectly true, or… ? Any ideas on how to remedy this would be welcome.

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