Have you ever been in a situation where you were wondering if you closed or the left the door open? If you have, then you know it’s never a good thought. I mean, an intruder may gain easy access to your premises and take off with valuables. Sadly, human beings tend to forget things, especially when under pressure. Take it from a person who has found himself dashing back to the home and office quite often just to make sure the door is firmly locked.
Being in the business door and lock installation, I handle many automatic door closers. I always go a step further to try and offer my customers the best products. Through the years, I have installed many types and from my personal experience, I consider the following as the top 10 best automatic door closers in 2018.
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- List of Top 10 Best Automatic Door Closers in 2018
- #10. GT-100A Automatic Garage Door Closer
- #9. Garage Guardian Automatic Garage Door Closer and Timer
- #8. Automatic Door Closer – Commercial grade Hydraulic operated
- #7. Cal-Royal 430P Commercial Grade Door Closer
- #6. Tell Manufacturing, Inc. Commercial Grade 1 Door Closer
- #5. Dynasty Hardware 3000-DURO Door Closer
- #4. Dynasty Hardware 3000-ALUM Door Closer
- #3. Garage Butler Automatic Garage Door Closer
- #2. Magic Closer – Automatic Garage Door Closer
- #1. AutoCloser Automatic Garage Door Closer
List of Top 10 Best Automatic Door Closers in 2018
#10. GT-100A Automatic Garage Door Closer
Quite a number of my customers choose this door closer for varied reasons. Some love its simple design that makes installing it easy. It also takes little time and effort. Others love the unit because it is compatible with most doors. There are those who love the audio warning that notifies them of the door closing process. Personally, I love the good quality, simplicity, easy installation, and space-saving design
#9. Garage Guardian Automatic Garage Door Closer and Timer
By: Black Devices LLC
This was the first door closer that I came across that also featured a timer. It meant that besides just closing the door automatically, you also could set when this should happen. For instance, you can set it to stay open for longer if you want you are moving items in and out. The highly sensitive device works perfectly with most door openers. It also uses minimal energy, runs on AC power and is very silent.
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#8. Automatic Door Closer – Commercial grade Hydraulic operated
Of the many commercial grade door openers, I have handled or seen, the Dorence automatic is among the best. I love its heavy-duty design that supports both light and heavy doors. I also like the simple design that makes installing it on most doors easy and quick.
Despite its fairly small nature, the door’s hydraulics deliver impressive force to handle even the heavy doors. A closer look at the manufacturer’s specifications reveals that it’s recommended for doors weighing from 132 up to 176 pounds.
#7. Cal-Royal 430P Commercial Grade Door Closer
The first impression may make you think that this door closer isn’t designed for the heavy-duty application. This is because of the lightweight aluminum construction and the sleek and shiny finish. However, on closer inspection, you notice that it can support very heavy weights. The automatic closer can be placed on doors that swing right or left and can be mounted on a parallel or regular arm. It closes very silently and smoothly courtesy of the two independent regulating valves.
#6. Tell Manufacturing, Inc. Commercial Grade 1 Door Closer
With this door closer, you don’t need to worry about leaving your door open. You also shouldn’t cringe at the sound of a banging door. It’s one of the simplest in design but offers amazing service. In fact, when properly installed, it will serve you for a very long time without needed regular maintenance. I also give it a thumb up for its universal design that suits it for left and right swinging doors as well as horizontal and vertical installation.
#5. Dynasty Hardware 3000-DURO Door Closer
By: Dynasty Hardware
The Dynasty Hardware 3000-DURO is an amazing door closer that can be fitted on most doors both residential and commercial. I’ve installed it on many doors and am always confident that it will deliver. This closer comes in a brown color that brings out an authentic appeal. The compact design makes it easy to fit even in small spaces while the lightweight doesn’t exert unnecessary strain or pressure on the support. In addition to good quality, simple design, and longevity, this closer is also easy to maintain and stylish.
#4. Dynasty Hardware 3000-ALUM Door Closer
By: Dynasty Hardware
This is the closer that I am currently using on my office door. I have used it for close to two years and I’ve never had any issues with it. The simple looking design and mechanism mean minimal maintenance and easy installation. It is also resistant to corrosion, rust, or fading thanks to the aluminum construction. And considering it comes with a 5-year warranty from the manufacturer, am certain that it will serve me well for many more years.
#3. Garage Butler Automatic Garage Door Closer
By: Garage Butler
This door closer is commonly found on garage and commercial doors. It is constructed from quality materials and comes with a simple mechanism. Installing this unit takes a few minutes and doesn’t need any deep knowledge. You also don’t have to invest in technical or specialized tools. It ranks as one of the top 10 best automatic door closers in 2018 because of solid-construction, good quality, and long-lasting service
#2. Magic Closer – Automatic Garage Door Closer
By: Magic Closer
All it took to install this door opener was a screwdriver and a few minutes. In fact, I didn’t need a partner or special tools to firmly fix it. Ever since I have never received a complaint but only good compliments. My customers love its simple and space-saving design, good performance, and longevity. It also comes in a nice color that easily blends with most doors and surrounding. And considering that it’s backed by a 5-years factory warranty, customers are assured of peace-of-mind.
#1. AutoCloser Automatic Garage Door Closer
Boasting of superior technology and advanced features, this door closer is perfect for the home, office, garage, and other places. The solidly built unit easily installs on most doors and only requires time and a screwdriver. The AC-powered unit is energy-efficient and won’t increase your power bills. I also like this item because of its good weight of 1.6 pounds and dimensions of 10.6 x 10 x 3.5 inches.
There you go- the top 10 best automatic door closers in 2018. Coming up with this list was a challenge, to say the least. Firstly, modern types are very advanced and more effective than earlier types. Secondly, the items come in many forms and choosing a specific type isn’t easy. Thirdly, you need to consider many aspects to discover the best type. For instance, a surface mounted type may be right for particular but not for another. Also, an overhead concealed type may be better than floor mounted types in a specific need and the latter better in another than the former.
Generally, you need to look at features like the type of opening, location, size and weight of the door, size and weight of door closer, traffic in the environment, door swing, building pressure regulations and more. Nonetheless, with any of the above accessories, you are guaranteed of good service, durability, and most importantly peace-of-mind.