One of the most commonly forgotten steps in getting a new door is selecting the hardware. Many homeowners focus on the door style, the door material and how many door lites they want, but often don’t consider the door hardware. However, new entry doors do need the right hardware.
With so many options, it can seem overwhelming to select doorknobs, levers and deadbolts. At Madison Door, we have professionals on staff who will walk you through the many different options and take into account your home’s design and color scheme, and your budget.
How to Select the Right Hardware
There are two main types of entry door systems. One is keyed and the other is keyless. A keyless system usually requires a code to enter the home. Most doorknobs or levers will have a deadbolt on top, which is a secondary locking mechanism to ensure that you’re protected – no matter if you’re home or away. While many doors have doorknobs which turn, others will have levers that go up and down. The latter is usually easier for people with disabilities or mobility issues to operate.
After you select the handset, you must select the hardware finish. Typically, available materials include bronze, satin nickel, antique brass, stainless steel, wrought iron and more. The main goal is to make sure that no matter what handset you select, the finish matches the look of your door – as well as the exterior of your home. We recommend door hardware from ProVia®, which is available for entry, storm and patio doors.
Schedule a Free Estimate Today
Whether you need assistance selecting the right hardware for your needs or you’re in the market for new entry doors, the experts at Madison Door can assist you. We offer free quotes on our services. Schedule an appointment today by calling (973) 822-1693 or fill out our online form.