One client in SE Washington, DC, had a problem with their Frenchwood outswing patio door lock. They called us after searching for local locksmiths in DC. Although the door would close securely, they found turning the key in the keyhole difficult. Our residential locksmith responded quickly, and we determined that the only fix to the problem was a new door hardware installation. Good thing we had a selection of door lever handle sets in stock. So they browsed through them and made their choice. They chose a complete trim set in a bright brass finish. We installed the replacement active trim set in less than an hour, and the client felt safe again. For MacArthur Locks & Doors, it was yet another successful project!
There are tons of reasons why you should have new door hardware installed. Besides safety, one main reason is that it will enhance the look of your home. Some people have outdated door hardware, while others stick with their original door lock style. Either way, you are not getting the most out of your home's design. On the other hand, you can improve the look and feel of your home by investing in new hardware.
Take some time to think about a few factors before choosing your door hardware. At MacArthur Locks & Doors, we know you want to find the right option for you and your family. Read on to learn more about door hardware.
There are many types of door hardware available on the market. Thus, knowing the difference between your options is important before making a purchase. The most common types of door hardware include:
Deadbolts: Exterior doors can be secured with a deadbolt alone or as part of an entrance set.
Dummy Door Knobs: Dummy handles are door handles that are not functional. They are only used for decorative purposes, so they do not have a latch mechanism. You can often find these on folding closet doors.
Keyed Door Levers and Knobs: These door hardware typically come in sets for exterior entrances. The set usually includes a door handle, lock, and key.
Passage Door Knobs: These door hardware do not require a lock because it leads to a passageway.
Privacy Door Knobs: These have a secure lock option for privacy. The lockable handle on this door provides extra security.
When you order new door hardware, it is important to think about which side of the door you are installing it on. That is especially true when ordering door levers. This way, you can ensure that you order the right set.
Different keys for different locks can be a great way to secure your exterior doors. Fortunately, you can select the type of key when ordering your door hardware. This way, you can have the same key for your exterior locks or different ones for each.
Are you still confused about which door lock is right for your home? Here at MacArthur Locks & Doors, we offer a large selection of home door locks. From mortise locks to deadbolt locks, we got them all for you. In addition, our residential locksmith experts can guide you in exploring your door knob options. Let us help you find the perfect match for your style and budget. And no matter the door and lock problem, you can always count on us to send the right locksmith to resolve your issue as quickly as possible. We are just a phone call away from ensuring your home is safe. Contact us today to learn more.
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