How Much Is a Hinge?

How Much Is a Hinge?

The cost of hinges depends on a variety of factors include hinge type, function, material and finish.  In this article, we are going to break down the cost ranges of the most popular types of door hinges on the market and make sure you do not pay more than you need to pay for quality hinges.

Cost of Plain Bearing Butt Hinges

Plain bearing hinges are the most common door hinges on the market.  Most homes in the United States still use cheap plain bearing door hinges. 

Cost of Ball Bearing Door Hinges

Ball Bearing hinges are an upgrade from the standard plain bearing hinges.  They do cost more money than the plain bearing hinges, but you will see a significant difference over time.  Ball Bearings on the hinges reduce the friction of the hinge and help prevent dust build up over time.  We highly recommend making the investment in ball bearing hinges.  It will pay off in the long run.

Cost of Spring Door Hinges

Spring hinges also known as self-closing hinges have springs built directly into the hinge to bring the door back to a closed position.  Spring hinges are now required to be installed on your door leading to the garage in most states.  They typically cost more than your standard plain bearing or ball bearing hinges.  We recommend installing at least 2 spring hinges per door and setting the tension as low as possible to prolong the life of the springs in the hinge.

Cost of Security Door Hinges

Security hinges are a must have for doors that swing out.  Outswing doors are very common in coastal areas and require security hinges.  Typical security hinges come with non-removable pins or security tabs.  We recommend installing at least 2 security hinges per door.

Cost of Stainless Steel Door Hinges

Stainless Steel Hinges are made of a solid stainless steel and cost more than typical steel hinges.  Steel hinges are usually available in the following popular finishes:  Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Antique Brass, Polished Brass, and many more.  Stainless Steel hinges typically come in a satin stainless steel finish and has a silver look.

  • Price Range: From $4.95 for a cheap 3.5 inch stainless steel hinge found on a variety of marketplaces to $24.95 for a high end 316 Grade Stainless Steel Hinge
  • Good Quality for Affordable Price: We recommend spending at least $12.50 for a good quality 3.5 Inch stainless steel hinge. Again, 4 inch stainless steel hinges will cost a bit more.
  • Check out Hinge Outlet’s recommended stainless steel hinges from $22.95 per 2 pack.

Cost of Stainless Steel Hinges

Cost of Commercial Grade Door Hinges

Commercial Grade Door Hinges are thicker than typical residential grade hinges.  Because of the thicker metal, these hinges will cost more money.  Commercial Grade Hinges are also available in a variety of sizes and finishes which will affect the cost of the hinge.

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