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When choosing hinges for your door you must take into consideration the weight, style, size of the door and how often it is used. Door hinges are manufactured using a variety of materials including steel, brass and bronze. Typically the mortised “butt hinge” is the most common for household doors. It is best to use three hinges on the door to provide the proper support. Hinges can be decorated by using ball or steeple tips to add some pizzazz to the room.
If your door weighs more than 110 lbs., then a ball bearing hinge should be used. Using the right hinge will ensure that your door hangs and functions properly.