What to know before buying door handles

November 5, 2017

Blog - Gold Coast - Handles Plus

Whether it’s for the front door or the interior doors of the house, there are a few things you need to know before buying door handles that you are going to live with forever! So what are the things you need to look up before buying the handles? Here are some features of handles you need to check out:

Type of the door

Since humidity and rain is the enemy of door handles, especially outdoor ones; you have to consider the type of your door before choosing the handle. Galvanised handles usually are suitable for outdoor handles. Stainless steel is the best option for preventing corrosion. Bronze do not rust, but develops a layer over time. Take all these information before choosing your door hardware.

The style and finish

In addition to its other functions, handles can affect the aesthetic value of your door, and your home. Pick the handle that matches the style of construction of your home. Door hardware are available in a number of finishes, so you also have quite a few options. Think colours, material, finish etc. before picking the right handle for your beautiful doors.

The lockset

What kind of security are you expecting from your door? This is an important factor to consider before buying the right handle. Different types of locks have different construct, and different functions. You have to pick a cylindrical or a mortise lockset. Mortise locksets have the workings for a deadbolt, which cylindrical ones do not. Some doors, such as double door handles do not need locks at all, but the handles are usually used to grip and push or pull the doors to open. So consider this before buying your handles.

Your budget

Before going to buy handles and locks, get a clear estimate of the number of hardware you need and how that fits your budget. For certain door handles the cost of the lock is included, and for some the case is the opposite.

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