Daniella Mccray. Door Handles. September 12th , 2018.
Security is, of course, your main concern when looking for a door accessory. Latches, locks and handles need to fit perfectly and last long. Some people are eager to splurge on high-tech lock sets like keyless and card-swipe systems. However, you need to be sure if they are 100% reliable. For your front and back doors made of solid materials like wood, a single cylinder dead bolt would do. However, if you have delicate glass doors, which are accessible and attractive to burglars, your better option would be a double cylinder dead bolt, which needs to be opened with a key from both inside and out.
If you have been planning to get that old exterior door handle replacement for a long time, then this is the right time to get it done all by yourself. You might always have been waiting for a carpenter or a helper to get the job done, but this is quite an easy task to do that will only consume a few minutes of your time. With the right tools and the handle replacement ready, the whole project will be fat and swift experience for you. The following steps will guide you to replace handles from traditional doors made from wood or metal. However, you can also use the methods mentioned here to replace the handles of other types of doors like screen doors and storm doors.
NEVER use wire wool or carbon steel brushes to clean your stainless steel door handles and pulls - this can cause damage to the surface and allow particles to become embedded in the surface leading to rusting or other corrosion occurring. Warm water, mild detergent and a soft cloth are all you really need to keep your stainless steel clean, and make sure to dry it well after cleaning to avoid any water marks being left behind. For more stubborn marks, any non-scratching household abrasive cleaner should do the trick, again make sure to rinse and dry thoroughly!
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