Door Hinges / October 11, 2018 / Yvette Guerette
Like you can get new ones for your cabinets new ones for different types of furniture from tables to desks and you can even get ones that are concealed so you dont even have to look at them if you dont want to. To check out all the door hinges that are available dont make the long trip to the hardware store. What you can do instead is just hit the Internet for some online shopping. Comparing products and their prices through all the online stores is a breeze plus when you do come across something you like and purchase it it will be shipped right to your home. Really shopping has never been so convenient since you dont have to step foot outside your home to do it. Ultimately door hinges do serve that practical purpose of allowing us to open and shut our doors.
Amongst all the different door hinges out there one of the most common types is the butt hinge. It is two leaves with screw holes held together by a pin or a rod. Both leaves are recessed one end into the door and the other into the frame. When the door is closed all you see is the pin. With this type of door hinge it is easy to take the door down because all you have to do is remove the pin. Another type of door hinge that is similar to a butt hinge is the butterfly hinge. It also has two flaps or leaves held together by a pin but instead of being recessed into the door and frame they are mounted on the outside and when opened have the appearance of a butterfly in flight. These door hinges are highly decorative ranging in style from colonial to art deco and are used only on flush doors usually for cabinets. T-strap door hinges are more commonly seen on garage doors or boxes because they lift up rather than out.
But when door hinges become a bit unhinged from years of use they can not only cause doors to squeak stick or rub but allow heat to escape and cold to enter. Maintaining your door hinges is a simple process something you can do once or twice a year. And it will keep your hinges working properly for years to come. Unlike the old days when door hinges were made of iron brass or steel todays hinges come in an array of materials and finishes. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques most of these finishes are maintenance free. Left alone they wont tarnish rust or fail over time.