Front door hardware adds curb appeal
The front entry door is more than function, it acts as an inviting entry for guests into your home. This look should also include the door hardware. Is your front door hardware dull and rusty or not functioning very well? It may be time for a replacement. If you are investing in new front door hardware, there are a few options you should consider before making the choice.
When looking for door hardware you will have numerous options. You will be able to choose from keyed or keyless locks, handles, levers, knobs, deadbolts. You want to be sure that whatever you’re choosing matches the style and finish of your front door.
Style and finish
There will be many styles to choose from when selecting front door hardware. Be sure that it matches the style and design of the home. Another factor to keep in mind is the finish. You will be able to choose from brass, Antique brass, polished nickel, chrome and many others. Consider your tastes and your current home style so that you can choose to finish that you like while maintaining the same design.
Placement and size
Prior to replacing your current lock you need to look at the existing hardware. So that you don’t have to worry about painting unfinished part of your door need to find something that is the same size or even larger than what is currently there. You also need to measure the area as well to make sure that you purchased the right size.
There are basically two types of locksets available for residential entryway doors the mortise and the tubular. The tubular model is the most common and least expensive option. One key is inserted into the exterior door knob which operates the lock..
A mortise lock it fits into an area that is cut into the edge of the door and typically comes with a deadbolt. When you turn the key the knob and the deadbolt are released which creates the most secure lock set available. If the lock that you are looking at does not have a deadbolt you may want to consider adding one. A deadbolt lock has an extra layer of security for your exterior door. Be sure to find one that has a low profile which can help protect your door from forced entry.
Choosing front door hardware doesn’t have to be tricky. Even though there are numerous options with this handy list you will be able to choose what is best for your home. If you are looking for exterior doors or hardware accessories call or stop by Gulfside Windows, Doors and More today where our experts can help you with all of your needs.