Door Opening Degrees


Door closers may have a stop or limitation on the degrees of swing that a door will open.  The purpose of this stop is to prevent the door from hitting a wall or other architectural features.  Typical swings are at 90° or 105°

Door Hardware may require that a door swing to only 85° to prevent exterior trim from hitting a wall.  Similarly, hardware on the push side of the door may require that the door swing further than 90° to clear the opening of protruding hardware.

For closers that do not have a dead stop, you may need to utilize an overhead holder/stop to prevent a door from swinging past the required stop point.