Cheyenne Hutchinson. Door Handles. September 12th , 2018.
Door handles are also made from many different materials although most people think of some kind of metal. However, handles have also been made from ceramic, wood, glass, plastic, etc. One of the oldest materials that are still among the more popular options is brass. For one thing, brass looks gorgeous but it is also rust resistant. Today's brass door handle is somewhat different from those made in earlier times due to finishes. For instance, for a more modern appearance, many people choose brushed or satin brass.
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.
You should also check immediately if your door hinges are squeaking. Sometimes it might need just a little cleaning. You should also be aware of what kind of material your door hardware is made of, so you won't be applying any harmful chemical that might make it rust easily. For instance, brass door accessories need only soapy water or beeswax for cleaning, while chrome door handles are usually maintenance-free and require only non-abrasive wax, if you want a thorough maintenance. It would, indeed, be a pity if you go through all this trouble of finding the perfect door hardware, just to be left with one that does not work properly in just a year or so. Be sure to keep in mind these tips so you will have door hardware that suits your requirements, design- and function-wise.
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