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What Your Entrance Door Color Says To Your Guests

Chances are that your home has a front door. While homes without windows are seen on occasion, homes without front...
Should parents/guardians allow teens to lock their doors?

Should Teenagers Be Able to Lock Their Bedroom Doors?

When your child enters their teenage years, they’re likely to want more privacy. Maybe they start closing their door during the day or at night when they go to bed. Maybe this means they start locking their bedroom door, and when you try to enter their room to clean or bring them their laundry, you…

Home Updates on a Budget — Little Changes That Go a Long Way

Looking for a small way to make big improvements to your home? Take a look at your doors. Yes, that’s right. Updating your doors and their hardware is a great way to give your home a facelift without having to shell out a lot of cash or spend a lot of time making extensive improvements.…
High quality door hardware is part of a great patio experience!

What Does Your Outdoor Patio Say About You?

We love patios. That’s right. We said it. Patios are awesome. After all, what’s not to love about an outdoor space just waiting for your creative genius to transform it into a backyard oasis? Patios are known for their versatility. They can be constructed from a variety of materials, including concrete, rock, brick and tile. They can…

How to Replace an Interior Door Handle

We rely on door handles every day and typically don’t think much of them until they cause problems.  Consider how long your doorknobs have been on your doors and the shape they’re in. Frequent use and handling of your interior doorknobs can lead to common issues that warrant a replacement. You may also desire an upgrade…
Modern entrance doors still communicate to your guests. Discover what you might be saying!

What Your Entrance Door Color Says To Your Guests

Chances are that your home has a front door. While homes without windows are seen on occasion, homes without front doors are practically unheard of. And there’s a good reason for this — they keep you warm, protect you from intruders and serve as the focal point of your home’s exterior. It’s important to give…
Finishes List

ANSI/BHMA Numbers For Materials And Finishes

Code Description Base Material US Equivalent 600 Primed for Painting Steel USP 601 Bright Black Japanned Steel US1B 602 Zinc Plated Steel US2C 603 Zinc Plated Steel US2G 605 Bright Brass Clear Coated Brass US3 606 Satin Brass Clear Coated Brass US4 609 Satin Brass, Blackened, Satin relieved, clear coated Brass US5 610 Satin Brass,…
Modern Door Hardware Keying

Keying Terminology Glossary

Keying – The various keying arrangements for pin-tumbler cylinders Individual key – the key for an individual cylinder; Keyed alike – all cylinders may be operated by the same key (not to be confused with master keyed locks) Keyed different – a different individual key operates each cylinder Master key – a key to operate…
Luxury Door Hardware Glossary

Door Terminology Glossary

Bolt – The metal piece that extends and secures a door Cam – A flat piece fastened to the back of a mortise cylinder plug or mortise cylinder thumbturn. When rotated, it engages the lock mechanism and either locks or unlocks. Case – The housing of a lock. Cylinder – The round portion of the lock that…
How to replace a keyed deadbolt lock

How to Replace a Keyed Deadbolt Lock

  Homeowners rely on deadbolts as an additional source of security to prevent unsolicited intrusions and robberies. While front door locks offer protection, they don’t provide strong safety measures like a deadbolt, which is harder for a burglar to defeat. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, households experienced 15.9 million property crimes in 2016,…

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