Paige Migneault Door Knob May 20th, 2018 - 10:40:16
Preston Sandlin is a home inspector and real estate investor in Charlotte NC. He has been performing home inspections and buying real estate in Charlotte NC for over 12 years. He is a member of the North Carolina Home Inspectors Association the Charlotte Regional Realtors Association and the BBB. There is a nostalgic bond between doors and knobs. There are a number of door knobs of different shapes and sizes made for doors. Door knobs made from polished brass and chrome are very popular today but somehow most of them fail to showcase the elegance seen among antique glass door knobs.
The kind of door knob you need depends on whether or not they are an exterior door or an interior door. Exterior door knobs will certainly be required to have a good lock on the door and are required to be weather resistant and a more heavy duty kind door knob than an interior knob set. Any time you replace the outside door knob you are going to have a deadbolt latch which should be replaced at the same time so that you can have matching keys for each of the locks. Interior doors have a practical door knob and are available in two standard general sizes; 2-3/8 inches and also 2-3/4 in.
The best way to choose which type your door needs would be to measure from the sharp edge of your door to the actual center of your door knob. If you buy a brand new door knob numerous door knob sets are variable that will fit either size door. To remove the current door knob use the appropriate kind of screwdriver and take the two main screws loose altogether. Pull on the knobs coming from each direction and so the knob will come apart on each side. To take out the latch take out the 2 anchoring screws on the door edge and the face plate now the latching mechanism should pull out.
Soon a lock would be added to a door. That made not only a way to keep the door from accidentally opening but also a way to intentionally keep people out. That wasnt enough for some people who could bust through a simple lock so there had to be more substantial locks created. Dead bolts were added to really hold a door shut when the person inside wanted it to stay that way. At one point there were very limited selections if you wanted a door with locks and even more limited selections if you wanted the additional dead bolt lock that matched the door knob.