When it comes to the hinges for your gate, size really is everything.
Choose the wrong size hinges, and you are choosing to go down the path of trouble.
With the wrong ones the gate may not close properly, it may sag, or even fall off the gatepost.
At Fence Supply Online we get a lot of questions around gate problems. A lot of queries come from using the wrong hinges. Over coffee recently our experts came up with a few tips on choosing the right hinge for a gate, after a lot of discussion.
The list of top tips for choosing the right size include:
Size is everything with hinges
Spring-loaded hinges are best
Not any old gate hinge will do
Weather-proof hinges only please
Do not forget the maintenance
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
Size is everything with gate hinges
It surprises us how many people forget the gate when designing a fence.
When they do remember it is often only at the last minute, and haste makes waste.
You need the right size hinge to hold the gate. One that is too small or light will only fall off while the hinge which is too big, can damage the structure.
Buying the hinge at the same time as the gate ensures you get the right one.