Door Handles. Monday , September 17th , 2018 - 03:02:10 AM
The important measurements to be taken for replacing the door handle include: thickness of the door, the space between the holes on the door and the style associated with the door jamb. Make sure that you have taken the correct measurements without missing even a point. Taking measurements will be an easy task with the sliding doors of glass. Also, try to buy an upgraded one instead of the old one with more features. Handles with knobs are a good option since these are found to be of high quality and are easy to use. You can find out which are the most popular ones among the sliding glass door handles from the latest trends. Always make it a point to buy them from reputed manufacturers so that high quality is assured. If required, you can contact professionals in the repair of handles, screen or locks of these glass doors.
When you consider that some 120 million doorways exist in the United States alone and another two million are installed each year, you can only imagine the vast number of door knobs. Going back in history, doors were initially made from textiles and animal hides. However, during the ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian era, wooden doors were developed. Soon, materials for making doors expanded to include stone, glass, metal, and even paper. Doors throughout history have also changed regarding functionality. For instance, we still find doors of all types, those that roll, slide, swing, and fold. Of course, for doors to function, hardware is required to include door handles. Just as with doors, handles have a long history although these were first manufactured during the mid-19th century in America. The first handle was shaped like an egg and today, they are still found in many homes, especially older homes. Interestingly, because of the way this type of door handle is grasped, it has proved to be the easiest to open.
Before proceeding with the door handle replacement project, you should collect your tools at one place and open the door slightly. Check the interior sides of the handle to find the screws. If you do not find the screws, then the door handle head should be popped-off using a flathead screwdriver. The screwdriver head should be inserted into the side slot and turned slightly. The cover on the handle will come-off exposing the screw. The screw can be turned and removed. This should be done for both sides of the handle - inside as well as outside. Then the screws on the strike plate are removed from the side of the door and then the latch is removed. In case of screen doors and storm doors, you can skip this step. The next step in door handle replacement is to take a measurement of the distance between the side of the door and the holes. This distance is called 'back set' and it can help you to make sure that the new handles will work properly with the door.
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