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3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Door Handle

Door handles may seem like a tiny detail, but ensuring their quality and durability is crucial to your home’s security. Apart from that, they can also have an impact on the overall look of your home. So carefully check your door handle options and make sure you’re getting a sturdy and aesthetically appealing product.

In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis, a trusted provider of Energy Star® windows and doors, lists three things you should consider when picking out a door handle.

Type of Door Handle

It’s common to use “door knob” as a general term for this kind of door hardware. However, door knob is a specific type of door handle that’s widely used in different homes. It often comes in a round or square shape, and using it requires a tight grip and a twist of the wrist. Due to these physical requirements, it can be challenging to use for people with arthritis or dexterity issues.

A good alternative to door knobs are lever handles, which are easier to grip. Lever handles meet Accessible Design requirements, so they’re ideal for older homeowners or people with physical limitations.

Handlesets are another option, and they typically consist of the handle itself and a matching deadbolt. This type of door handle requires a push on the thumb latch for the door to open, so this might not be a good choice for people with mobility issues.

Style

Door and window installation companies can attest to the impact that door handles have on the aesthetics of a home. For instance, if your home has a modern vibe, a vintage brass knob would certainly look out of place.

Feel

Try the handle and see how it feels in your hand. Make sure it’s easy to use and not causing you any discomfort. If you have a family member with physical limitations, take this into consideration as well.

Renewal by Andersen of Memphis is best known for its energy-efficient windows. And with our staff’s skills and knowledge, we can also guarantee customer satisfaction when it comes to our door products and services. Call us at (901) 779-1178 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation.

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