Halette Door Handles July 13th, 2018 - 09:52:54
As door handles easily catch germs and bacteria because of the variety of individual hands that touch them in the course of a day it is important to consider the materials used. It is believed that certain materials like brass copper and silver discourage the growth of bacteria and germs through some kind of electro-chemical effect; while other materials like aluminum stainless steel glass and porcelain do not have the same action. However this belief has remained just that... a belief: and studies have not been extensive enough to confirm or disprove this possible effect except in the case of silver. Hospitals in particular are experimenting with handle materials as they continue their fight against infectious disease within their wards.
This is because it can be very easy to buy a range of handles only to decide you need some with integrated locks at a later date but if they do not do them in the range you may find yourself swapping out all of your handles for a new range. So a tip when buying is to make sure that the range you are looking at actually has all the handle fitments you need to avoid a costly swap out at a later date. Also if you are buying ones for commercial premises then you may want to ask your supplier if the handles you are looking at purchasing will be suitable as they will have to put up with a lot more "Traffic" in terms of how often they are opened and closed during the day as well as how hard wearing the finish of the door handles is.
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.
Besides security it is important to consider the functionality of the door furniture handle. If the door is made of hardwood it should have a handle mechanism that makes it easy to open and close the door. Furthermore handles in common passage doors need to be durable to handle the continuous handling. You can then use the less durable but more beautiful handles for the inner doors that may not require a lot of opening and closing. A major concern with door knobs especially for public doors is the hygiene. People including medical practitioners have argued that handles do spread contagious diseases. By using materials like brass copper and silver you reduce the infection rate since these metals are poisonous to germs.