As a leading contractor on home improvement, such as repairing and replacing gliding windows, Renewal by Andersen® also knows that small things, like picking the right door handle is important for your home. We want to help by sharing what you should consider when choosing your door handle. It can be overwhelming, especially with so many options available. So to make sure you’ll choose the right door handle, here’s a few things you need to know.
1. Types of Door Handles
The terms “door knob” and “door handle” are typically seen as interchangeable, but they are actually very different. The former is typically round in shape and is operated by turning while the latter is shaped like a lever. Along with door knobs and door handles, there’s also the handleset, which is commonly found on front doors. A handleset has a separate deadbolt and it only requires you to push down the thumb latch to open the door.
2. Look and Feel
The door handle is a design element that can make an impact on your home’s exteriors. With so many options available, you might have a hard time choosing the right one. If this is the case, start thinking of the door handle as a visual accessory for your home. Then you can consider the options that best fit your home’s overall design. Since, this is something that you’ll be using constantly, the feel of your door handle will be just as important. For instance, you might pull off a brass door handle with an intricate and vintage design when paired with a simple-looking door, but it probably won’t fit well with a casement window design that’s more modern and minimalist. At the same time, you should choose a door handle that’s comfortable and not complicated to use.
3. Overall Price
Once you’ve finally found the right door handle for your home, you still need to consider its overall price. However, it’s important to remember that not all door handles are sold as sets. For instance, if you finally found the right ones for your home, you may have to spend more if you’re buying the latches, handles and hinges separately. This can prove costly if you’re building a new home or adding more rooms. It will probably not cost as much if you’re only renovating your current home and plan to use some of your existing door handles.
Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix is the name you can trust when it comes to local window replacement and other home improvement needs. For a free estimate on your project, give us a call at (602) 772-5059 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We serve clients in Arizona, including Scottsdale and Tempe.