Halette Door Hardware July 27th, 2018 - 03:27:30
Solid bronze and brass door hardware is produced today - allowing you to incorporate new patterns into your home and specifically your interior and exterior doors. This hardware can transform your home into a showpiece but be sure to follow a few simple steps. First use solid brass hardware on every door in your house (inside and out) to create a common theme. By using similar designs or patterns (such as roped Eastlake Victorian themes) you can further tie the look together. Second be sure to replace other worn hardware in your home such as cabinet knobs and drawer pulls with coordinating brass hardware.
Installing door hardware is simple. If youre interested in pursuing a project like replacing bland door knobs with sophisticated door levers you wont need to reserve more than a few hours to accomplish the task. Regardless of whether or not youre a home improvement expert you can complete the installation with just a few tools. Youll save time and money on outside labor and most importantly - you as the homeowner will be making fun and exciting changes within your home.
The foregoing are the main types of door hardware. These are all a door needs to function in a basic sense. There is however the possibility of adding other types of hardware to a door. For instance one could conceivably add a door sweep at the bottom. This is most often a thin piece of aluminum with either a piece of rubber or a brush like fibers of some natural or synthetic material that prevent drafts from coming in under the door. These are very handy for drafty exterior doors and are often included with screen doors. They are usually screwed to the front of the door or otherwise affixed.
The rest of the door hardware has to be removed especially the knobs. Most of the door knobs will have two screws which have to be removed. Remember to put on rubber gloves before starting the process to protect your hands from cleaning agents and chemicals. The level of tarnish collection on the hardware should be analyzed before starting the procedure. If it has not been cleaned for several years there is a need to soak it in concentrated ammonia for about sixty minutes. For lesser tarnishing this is not required.