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What is Door Closer

What is Door Closer

door closerA door closer is simply a mechanical device, which is installed primarily to close a door mostly after a person has opened it and possibly, after it was automatically opened by a door opener in the first place. There are four basic styles of interior door closers and this is known as the kind, which is concealed in a door, the type that is concealed in the floor, surface mounted and those, which are concealed in the doorframe. However, the surface mounted door closers is also available in four distinct variations such as the top jamb mounted, parallel arm surface mounted, slide track arm and regular arm surface mounted. As far as surface door closers are concerned, they are mostly surface mounted, although there are concealed models available as well. In most cases, this kind of door closers is mounted inside a pocket in the doorframe but they can also be mounted in the floor directly under the pivot point and therefore they cannot be observed with the eye.


Alternative types

surface mounted door closerThere is also another type of door closer which is surface mounted and it is attached to the door frame mostly behind the door in the same area where the hinges are. When a user opens the door, the spring is bent and then proceeds to close the door when it returns to its original shape. Other types of doors is the storm and screen door both of which use variations of the door closer. In most cases, the piston shaped closers are used on security, storm and screen doors, which can help to provide an extra line of defense against insects, intruders or the weather. A substantial number of interior door closers make use of hydraulics but in most cases storm door closers is often of the pneumatic type and they incorporate springs and air to close the door. In most cases, storm door closers will have a small metal washer on the shaft, which can be used to lock the door in the open position, which is handy especially when moving, stuff in and out of the house.

Other door closers

jamb mounted door closerThere is also the concealed jamb mounted door closer, which is installed in a mortised recess in the door or in the doorframe and therefore it is hidden to the eye when the door is closed. There are two types available namely, the controlled and the uncontrolled version and the specific one to be used will depend on exactly what they are needed for. There is also the manual door closer, which is simply storing the energy, which has been used during the opening process and this, is mostly done through a compression system, and sometimes a torsion spring is used and when that energy is released, the door will close. It is possible to adjust the strength of the spring, thereby making it easier to open the door. It is also possible to limit the speed when the door closes and there are various methods, which are used to accomplish this. There are even some doors that makes use of a function, which will prevent the door from being opened too fast. This is especially useful when the door is used in windy conditions, which could potentially lead to damage.

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