Brass Bearing Hinges are offered by us that are recommended for heavier doors, doors over 2" thick, doors over 40" wide or doors which use a door closer. Brass Hinge has always been very popular for their smooth operation, durability, long lasting design and ability to carry heavier loads than washer hinges. These are widely used in the construction industry for effectively sticking doors and windows to the walls. Bearings allow these hinges to open and close doors smoothly. Brass Bearing Hinges reduce friction, which is especially helpful on heavier doors, like those at an entry or with an automatic closer.