The world of hardware can be a confusing one. With so many screws, nuts, bolts, and other hardware out there, understanding which hardware works for different applications can be tough.


Screws, for example, have many different applications. You have everything from wood and deck screws to drywall screws and beyond. 


And then there are screws for different mechanisms, such as a door closer. What screws are you supposed to use to fasten a door closer?


We’ll tell you exactly which screws work best for securing your door closer, but first, let’s dive into what a door closer does and how it works.

What is a Door Closer?

You’ve likely seen a door closer many times before, even if you didn’t know what it was at the time. A door closer is a mechanism located near the top of a door opening that allows you to adjust the swing and the range of motion of the door. In a commercial setting, this has numerous benefits, such as preventing the door from being slammed hard and reducing airflow to save money on air conditioning. 

What Screws Are Used on a Door Closer?

Door Closer Screw

Door Closer Screw

As we mentioned, there are a ton of different types of screws out there that serve many different purposes. However, not every screw is right for fastening a door closer. 


Normally, when you purchase a door closer, there’s a hardware kit that comes in the package. The screws that come with the door closer should be used to fasten it to the top of the door opening.

But what happens if you don’t have the hardware?


In that case, there are specific screws you’ll want to use. Typical door closer screws are #14-24 x 3/4″, 1″ or 2-1/2″ Oval Phillips Self-Drilling Screws with a #3 point Zinc Plated. 

Tanner Has All The Hardware You Need—Including Door Closer Screws

Tanner stocks all sorts of hardware for a variety of applications, including the installation of door closers. Our selection of door closer screws is exactly what you need to get the job done.

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