Damian Eduardos

Boerboel’s wrap hinges will support a gate of up to 75 pounds or 72 inches wide and withstand a point load of 1,500 pounds. A tension control can be set for self-closing or manual operation. Designed for use with a 2-inch-square or larger post and a 1 1/2-inch or larger gate upright in vinyl, aluminum, or wood, hinges are manufactured from zinc-plated powder-coated steel or stainless steel in one color—black. The company says hinges go through testing equivalent to 10 years of use, plus ASTM B117 salt-water testing. A kit with two hinges, a handle, and a latch sells for about $50. Boerboel, 800.336.2383, boerboelgatesystems.com