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Hinged Doors

Hinged, or swinging, doors are the most common types of door because they are appropriate for practically every interior and exterior door application. This door type is typically used in front entries, as porch doors and doors from garages and basements, as well as common interior doors. While being the simplest and most traditional door design, the hinged door is multipurpose and durable, and still brings beauty and elegance to your home.

Hinged doors come in many types, but most have the same basic framework that consists of two stiles that run vertically and two or more rails that run horizontally. The hinges are on one stile (the hinge stile) and the latch and lock are on the other stile (the lock stile). There are a wide variety of locks to go with hinged doors.

Most hinged doors are attached by two or three hinges to their frames. They can open inward or outward, and they can be used in single door units or in multi-panel configurations (typical in patio door applications). Basically, any space that allows for a door to be opened and closed can use a hinged door. If the space is small or an open door might interfere with another area of the house then a sliding door may be better suited.

Hinged doors can sometimes run into problems over time. They may start to stick or get feel unbalanced when being opened or shut. Don’t worry though because the door doesn’t need to be replaced. Simply analyze the situation while the door is in place. Often, screws holding the top hinge come loose, causing the door to lean. All you have to do is remount the screws.

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