Alacoque Door Handles September 21st, 2017 - 06:02:11
Obviously styles shapes materials and function have evolved over the years. The types of door handles sold today are high-tech made to withstand the test of time. Handles are now made with better materials and workmanship so once installed unless you wanted a different look the handle would last the life of the home. Some people still prefer the initial type of door handle but a growing number of home and business owners are now turning to unique handles coupled with decorative hardware. With this the door and all its components actually become a key part of the overall look. Of course alone with the handle opening the door security is another key element when buying. Today more than any other time in history people are taking more intense measures to protect property and families. Because of this manufacturers have designed a variety of different features for door handles that can provide a much better barrier of protection.
There are two types of handles when it comes to general use: external or outdoor handles which are utilized on all main entrances to the home be it front door back door side door or service door; and internal handles which are used for the doors inside the house such as bedroom doors and toilet doors. One of the most popular broad types of external door handles is the lever type which is commonly used in European homes. External latches are normally bigger as they frequently come with key-in locks for security and are called lever lock handles. Indoor handles (or lever latch handles) are smaller as they come without locks and key-in locks are normally installed separately on the door. There are also external handles with combined door knockers a very practical alternative when your electric door buzzer is out of order.
While the Storm door handle could be described as an attempt to mix and match the two previous options it really stands out on its own. The very long back plate is 185mm over 50mm more than the length of the lever handle (which is 127mm). The handle itself is slightly curved although not enough to be very noticeable and is a single length of handle rather like the Monet. It features the different colour metal on the palm pad as exhibited by the Nimbus which makes it an ideal match for a more modern house. The Storm door handle is also available with a lockable back plate which again matches a mortice lock in the same style.
The quality of the knobs is important since handles are used regularly. There are various materials used to make door handles. Stainless steel is one other most durable materials for door furniture knobs. There are both satin stainless and polished stainless knobs. There are different grading of the stainless steel and you can get an average grade for your household use. Chrome and brass are also durable materials for door handles. Other knobs such as glass are delicate and may be inappropriate for exterior doors. Though they are very beautiful and classy they may easy be dirtied and will look bad if not cleaned and shined. Wood knobs are also available. They may not be as durable as the steel handles but they are much cheaper. Besides the material used in making the door furniture handles you should also be keen to buy knobs from a reputable company to be guaranteed of durability and quality.