Doors and Hardware: Installation Tips
October 23, 2009
When you are replacing doors, do not forget to change out the old hardware. In fact, you can avoid having to do costly door installation by simply updating your door. If your door is in good condition, this process can be incredibly easy to do. Simply shop for quality door hardware, use properly door installation and you can avoid any of the traditional door repair necessary. The following are a few tips to help you.
1. You can purchase a hardware kit which should contain virtually everything you need to do to install the door hardware. These kits also make it quite easy to install the hardware if the holes align properly.
2. When selecting the type of door latch you want, realize that there are many options available to you. You can select passage sets, dummy sets or privacy sets, depending on your personal desires. Select based on which one is going to be the most helpful in your situation.
3. Do check out the thickness of the door before heading to the hardware store. Doors typically are the same width but some doors may be slightly wider than others are, depending on the location, use and the manufacturer of the product. If the door is wider or thicker than traditional, you may need to purchase additional hardware to ensure the door properly opens and closes. Otherwise, you will pay for expensive door repair.
Changing out the door hardware on your doors can be an easy way to update the look of the door. It can also add the pop and character that helps to define the space properly. Do invest in a quality lock and if you have trouble finding what you want, do consider customized products.