Your front doors are always in use, after all, it is the main entry to your home. Your front door is also the first thing that your guest will see when visiting your home and can either add an aesthetically pleasing look to your home or take away from it. Of course, the door itself is very important but we can’t forget about the hardware. Today we’ll go over a few important things to consider when purchasing door hardware.
1. Safety and Security
Choosing the appropriate door hardware could determine the level of safety provided for your home. The most important factor when searching for the most appropriate door lock should be its level of security and safety and its ability to keep unwarranted visitors out.
It is also equally important to choose door hardware that is not difficult to use. Be sure your door locks are easy for everyone in your household to use. It may take some practice to become familiar with your new locks, but ultimately it is important to do to ensure everyone is able to use them effectively and safely.
Types of Locks
Most times, door entry sets consist of both a deadbolt and a thumbscrew lock which provides two different levels of protection. For exterior doors, we recommend choosing a set of Mortise and deadbolt locks that are difficult to pick. Something that Is also Important to note is that the grade of the lock largely determines the level of protection provided.
2. Door Measurements
To ensure that the door hardware you choose is a good fit for your door, all it takes is a few measurements. When searching for your door locks, you can narrow down your choices by considering the thickness of your door and the back set just to be sure that your choice is a good fit. It is important to be sure to measure the thickness, backset, and cross-bore to get the most efficient hardware for your door.
Another factor that will affect your experience using your locks is the level of convenience. If you find that you typically struggle to find your keys, keep them handy, or usually have your hands full, a keyless entry set would be ideal for you. With a keyless entry set, you can unlock your door through a smartphone app or even by using a special code. Not to mention, security is still guaranteed.
4. Hardware Aesthetics
When it comes to entry door sets, we have a wide array of styles of finishes for you to choose from. While some may be more functional without drawing too much attention, others can add a beautiful finish to your door.
Handlesets typically add a more decorative look to doors while a simple handle or knob may add a more classic look. There are several options to choose from varying in size, shape, color, and design. Something important to factor in your decision-making is how your choice will complement your door and entryway. Whichever your preference, we have several options for you to choose from to fit all your desires.
Choose Your Door Hardware From WalterWorks
No matter what type of door hardware you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. We are well known throughout the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia area for our fantastic hardware and unbeatable knowledge. For more information, please give us a call at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, Google+, and Pinterest. Cities we serve include Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Washington, D.C.