For an outswing exterior door, without a storm door or an overhead
cover, in a Philadelphia, PA climate: how critical would it be to
purchase a bronze rather than a steel hinge. Steel non-removable pin
hinges are $7 and bronze are $30.
Thank you for your advice,
Quite the price difference, even more so if you're installing 2 or 3 of
them for this door.
I'd go with the steel. Other than some discoloration (ie - rust) over
time, it's going to keep working for you assuming you give it some oil
when you first install it. If this is a door that's going to be opened
every day (or even once a week) it's not going to seize up on you.
For my $.02 worth. I would go steel and spray them with Krylon Epoxy paint
before installing. I have used this paint for all our kitchen utensils that
have wood handles. Many years through the dishwasher and still in good
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