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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...

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...
Thinking of painting your luxury entrance door? Read this first!

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...

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.…
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,…
Learn how to replace a luxury door handle.

How to Replace a Luxury Exterior Door Handle

People sometimes forget about the importance of their exterior door. It is an important security concern. It adds curb appeal. And, perhaps most importantly, it gives a person their first impression of your home when they come to visit. However, increasingly, people are starting invest in their exterior doors. According to a study from Window…
Secure your doors for the holidays.

8 Home Security Tips for the Holidays

The holidays have arrived. Many of you will be turning the heat down to 55ºF and hopping into the car, wisely outsourcing the festivities to a vacation spot or some charitable relative’s home. This consequently leaves your home vacant for days or weeks on end. The holiday season floods our senses with messages of goodwill…

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