I have found that there are a lot of people that don’t realize how many different kinds of hinges there are. You can’t just walk into a hardware store and and ask the first guy you see, “Get me some hinges.” He might look at you funny, because he’s waiting for you to tell him what kind. Then he will ramble off the sizes and all the different types like round corner, square corner, round and square corner, residential, commercial, non removable pin… bla bla bla… Now you are looking at him funny. I know what you are thinking, it’s a lot to take in all at once, but before you go rip you hair out, let me explain how it can be quite simple. Before you even think about where you are going to make your purchase for replacing some of your door hinges, go over these 4 steps. Now moving on to determine if you need non-removable pins for your hinges…
What is a Non-Removable Pin Hinge?
There are removable and non-removable pin hinges. Removable hinges are most common. Non-removable pin hinges are used on exterior or locking doors where the hinges are visible on the outside. Normally you wouldn’t need a non-removable pin hinge. The reason is because most hinges are on the inside of the locking doors, but that’s not always the case. When your door is closed you will be able to see the hinges protruding on one side (normally the inside) of the door. If you were to install regular hinges with removable pins on the outside of a locking door, let’s just say it’s your front door for instance, an intruder would be able to tap out the pins and the door would open right up. This is where the non-removable pins come in and save the day. They keep the door secure, and you worry free. So, all you need to do is check and see if the exterior, locking, or door you need secure has visible hinges on the outside, if it does you will want to order non-removable pin hinges.
Lot’s of the hinges on our site are available with non-removable pins, just check in the description or contact us.