Having a beautiful front door is a great way to improve the curb appeal of your home. Front door hardware is an important component of any door assembly. Here we will discuss several factors to be considered when selecting a front door lock.
Door hardware is available in a wide rage of quality and price. Determining your budget will help you narrow down your options. Like any product you get what you pay for.
Brands like Kwikset, Schalge and Dynasty Hardware offer options for budget minded consumers. These brands offer nice quality hardware with product warranties in many designs and finishes.
Emtek is the perfect option for homeowners willing to spend a little more. Emtek door hardware is available in hundreds of styles, designs and finishes. Emtek allows consumers the option to choose from a large selection of knobs, levers and rosettes. With Emtek you can purchase split finish hardware without experiencing long leadtimes. Each Emtek order is custom assembled at the factory and is shipped to the Emtek dealer in 1-2 days. Emtek door hardware is made of solid brass or bronze depending on the style you choose.
For consumers desiring the highest quality door hardware available, Rocky Mountain Hardware and Baldwin Hardware are options they should consider. Rocky Mountain Hardware is handcrafted. The designs of Rocky Mountain are mostly rustic. Baldwin Hardware’s product offering includes a wide range of designs and finishes. Both Rocky Mountain and Baldwin are made from the highest quality materials to ensure lasting quality.
Making sure you order the correct type of door hardware to fit your door is perhaps the most important consideration. The two most popular types of door hardware are Mortise and Cylindrical. Each type of hardware requires a certain door prep to allow them to be installed on your door.
Mortise locks require a pocket in the edge of the door. The “Mortise Pocket” is where the body of the lock will be installed. Installing a Mortise Lock can be tricky and requires precise measurements and attention to detail. If you decide on a mortise lock you may want to have a qualified installer do the work for you.