3 tips for picking the perfect handle and hinge for custom wood exterior doors

Just as architectural design changes over time, so do the styles of exterior doors.

As homeowners make the switch from standard doors to higher quality custom wood exterior doors, it is important that their door hardware is changed out as well.

Cheaper door hardware will not be able to withstand the wear and tear which accompanies larger and heavier door panels. This will result in a lack of security, as well as regular repair and maintenance expenses over the hardware’s short lifespan. By selecting the perfect handle and hinge set for your custom wood front entry door, you can be assured that the hardware will last a lifetime.

3 Tips for Selecting the Right Handle and Hinge Set for Custom Wood Exterior Doors

1. Choose a reputable manufacturer. While you are shopping for the door handle and hinge designs that match your custom wood door, make sure you are looking at product lines from reputable manufacturers. Certain companies have handles and hardware which are specifically engineered for today’s large and heavier front entry door. A good door handle and hinge set should last for the door’s lifespan, require little maintenance, and be backed by a solid warranty.

2. Where is it made? Many of the door hardware products out there are made in China. Not only does this detract from our own economy, but the products are usually inferior. They may look the same but the lack of quality craftsmanship results in shoddy front entry door handles, locks, and hinges which last a year or two before they begin to break down and/or fall apart. It is much better to pay twice the money for a quality product, then end up paying more by repairing and/or replacing multiple cheap sets every few years. By supporting a local business, you are ensuring a lifetime of great customer service and products that won’t disappoint.

3. Quality products are worth the price. There are two sayings which come to mind, “you get what you pay for,” and, “if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.” These sentiments certainly apply to exterior doors and their hardware. You can go to a big box store and get an attractive door and hardware set for a cheap price, but the quality won’t be there. Spending a larger sum of money up front on quality craftsmanship and well made hardware will come back to you two-fold (or more) as your front entry door and hardware perform with little to no maintenance requirements year after yea

The perfect handle and hinges for your new custom front entry door should work seamlessly, be able to handle daily wear-and-tear and should never have to be replaced.

If you are interested in finding the right door handle and hardware for your new custom wood door, give us a call or make an appointment to come visit our Toronto showroom and factory. We take pride in our personalized customer service and will make sure you choose equipment that was designed to last a lifetime.

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