Melissa Conrad. Door Handles. September 12th , 2018.
Brass door handles are available in variety of types, like reproduction period and antique period brass. Many other types of them are also available in the market and all of them are capable of greatly enhancing the looks of your house. However, the reproduction and antique period brass are like a premium type of brass as they are more durable and last longer than other types. This type of door hardware usually doesn't wear off easily and even when its finish fades away, it will still give an antique look and will match the decoration of your house. Newly installed brass door handles are always radiant, but eventually the wear and tear will cause them to lose their radiance. This wear and tear could be due to stains, grease or any other similar factor that can reduce the glow of metal. As brass is the combination of zinc and copper, it creates a golden color that gives the brass door handles their attractive and shining look.
Styles shapes, materials, and function of door handles have evolved over the years. The types of door handles sold today are high-tech, made to withstand the test of time. Handles are now made with better materials and workmanship so once installed, unless you wanted a different look, the handle would last the life of the home. Some people still prefer the initial type of door handle but a growing number of home and business owners are now turning to unique handles coupled with decorative hardware. With this, the door and all its components actually become a key part of the overall look. Alone with the handle opening the door, security is another key element when buying. Today more than any other time in history, people are taking more intense measures to protect property and families. Because of this, manufacturers have designed a variety of different features for door handles that can provide a much better barrier of protection
You can take the old handle and the 'back set' measurements to your local hardware store and purchase a matching handle replacement. This will ensure the compatibility of the new replacement handle with your door. In the next step, the latch is screwed-in and the screws are turned tight into their place using a screwdriver. Before tightening the screws it is better to get them started with your hands. The next step is to place both the exterior and interior door handles in their place. The next step in new door handle replacement is to place screws on their proper place. This is a little meticulous job, since you need to ensure that the screws properly fall into place, else the new handle can give you some trouble. Both the screws are started with your hands before tightening them properly with the screwdriver. Next the door handles are tested to check whether they work properly and if there is a smooth flow in their motion. You should also test the lock to check whether it is properly working or not. In case you find any trouble with the lock or the handle replacement, then you should remove the assembly and recheck the screws.
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