I Need Help Finding a Handleset That Will Fit My Door…

Is there a way to search for a new handleset with my measurements?

YOU BET!

We have this handy new page added to our site to do just that!

Make sure and make your measurements before and read through the important paragraphs to better help you.

All of the Handlesets are grouped by manufacture and listed in order by measurements. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions, we would be glad to take the order over the phone.

 

What if I have existing holes in my door, but want a new handleset?

No problem! That’s what all the measurements were taken for! We made this easy to read grid to help you find exactly what Handlesets will fit your existing holes.

One of the most important measurements, is the “C” measurement shown here.

Your handleset will have a through bolt attaching the bottom of the exterior grip. It’s important to match this length with your new handleset to avoid drilling a new hole in the door and unsightly patching.

There is about 1-1/2″ of adjustment on the “C” measurement for these handlesets; 3/4″ shorter or longer than the length shown.

The standard door prep for an entrance doors is two 2-1/8″ bore holes that are 5-1/2″ center to center (measurement “B” in the image to the right) If you have more or even a little smaller than 5-1/2 inches, you can still use a sectional handleset, which have a seperate deadbolt.

 

This is made to make it an easier search for the perfect hardware for your door.

We are watching out for you.

Give us a call if you need any help!

 

Narrow Your Search

We have so many ways to help make it easier to find exactly what you need.

You can search by brand, best value, finish (once you have chosen your category), and you can even narrow your search by style

 

 

What Do I Need to Know Before Ordering?

What do I need to know before ordering door hardware?

This may be a question you have, so lets go over some of the things you need to know, before you order a door knob/lever or deadbolt.

Measurements

Door Preparation:

Most of the door knobs on our site don’t need many measurements at all. You will need to make sure that you door hardware fits a standard door preparation. If you don’t know what that is, look over the diagrams below. The first diagram is a standard prep for most likely a standard interior door. If you are ordering a Handleset or Knob and a Deadbolt, the second diagram is the standard prep for something like that (if your door measures different from 5 1/2″ CC, please give us a call).

Backset:

The backset is the distance from the edge of your door to the center of the bore hole (the big hole where the doorknob is mounted). The easiest way to figure out what you need is to measure from the edge of the door where the latch goes in and out to the highest part of your bore hole, or the highest part of the existing knob’s backplate.

Almost all of the ones on our site are either 2 3/8″ or 2 3/4″, although we do have 2″ backset deadbolt from Brass Accents. If there is not an option on our site to choose a backset measurement, it means that it adjusts from 2 3/8″ to 2 3/4″. If not, you probably should take out the ruler.

Door Thickness:

Standard door thickness is 1 3/4″ – 2″. If you have a door that is over that thickness, Emtek has a lot of hardware that can fit up to 3″ thick. So as long as your doors are standard, you won’t need to worry about that part when ordering anything on the site.

Door Handing

Door handing is a lot easier than it sounds. Lots of the brands make this super easy, where they are interchangeable and you change the left hand to right hand vise versa. But some of brands require handing, so here is a diagram to help you determine what you have.

 

step 1 Stand facing the door on the outside – If it’s a locking door, stand on the side of the door where you would insert a key (or unlocking tool if it would be a privacy lock).
step 2 If the hinges are on the left, it’s a left hand door. If the hinges are on the right, it’s a right hand door.

 

These are just the main things you will need to know before placing an order. You will still need to choose a style and the finish and all that fun stuff. But this should help you get started. Make sure to specify your keying instructions… keying all alike is free! If you need master keying give us a call.

Happy shopping and happy weekend!

 

How about a Good Looking Deadbolt?

You can have a stylish deadbolt for your door. Emtek and Baldwin carry most of the fancy styles.

Just take a gander at some of these…

 

Click here to see more styles and brands…

 

Best Value!

Are you looking for some hardware but don’t want to spend too much? Sometimes it’s cruddy to have to search and search for the best price on something right?

Well now its narrowed down for ya. Check it out! We have a Best Value Category!

Go ahead and see sweet deals on hardware that wont break the bank, but will still look fabulous…

For example…

 

Make It Easy…

Keyless is the thing. The sure thing to make your life easier. No more worrying about trying to hide a key somewhere secret and/or get locked out of the house and then forget where that spare key is, because you hid it so darn well even you can’t find it.

Let’s make life simple shall we?

Oh!.. and don’t forget stylish!…

 

Most Popular Finish

Would definitely be the Bronze or Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.

Practically any brand we carry is available in ORB.

Search Baldwin, Emtek, Grandeur, Kwikset, Nostalgic Warehouse, Schlage, Sure Loc, Taamba, Weiser and Weslock (just to name a few) on our site under shop by brand and look under the oil rubbed bronze categories for all the items that come in this handsome finish.

 

 

Weiser Laurel Knob an Attractive Egg Shaped Doorknob

Egg shaped doorknobs are very popular designs right now.  Many have the standard egg shaped knob but if you want to have an egg shaped knob that breaks the status quo you need to choose the Weiser Laurel knob.  The Laurel door knob comes in the rare Venetian bronze finish.  The Venetian bronze finish mixes a dark finish with lighter accents to give you an impressive contrast.  You get a beautiful doorknob that is sure to be different from all the other egg shaped knobs you see around.

The knob comes backed with the Weiser limited lifetime warranty and can be ordered in all the basic hardware functions.

Simplicity at Its Finest

Many times we get caught up in trying to find the perfect door lever.  We try to find the perfect door hardware that is simply elegant.  We get stressed out trying to find the perfect door hardware. Well, for those of you who are looking for something a little simpler you need to check out the Weiser Galiano door lever.

The Weiser Galiano door lever is a simple design with a choice of 5 different finishes.  One of the great features about this hardware is the simplicity of the lever.  It has a straight lever that allows this lever to have either handing.  Weiser did a great job of having the lever slowly flow in an elegant manner.  There just aren’t too many lever handles on the market like this.  The best part about this lever is that it really is elegant and it is simple as well.  In the end, Weiser has come out with a door lever that really is simply elegant.