A doorknob or handle is a simple handle used to open or close a door manually. Door handles are available on all kinds of doors, such as external doors of commercial and residential buildings, inner doors, closet doors, and car doors. There are various styles of door handles, depending upon the proper usage. Some handles are designed to prevent accidental closing and opening, while others are designed for convenience and ease of use. An outer door handle may be used on an outer door of a building to facilitate movement from inside to outside.
In Lo & Co Interiors, Door handles or doorknobs are made of various materials such as metal, plastic, glass, and wood. The mechanism that keeps them in position is typically a spindle or screw-type mechanism. The spindle is fixed to the shaft of a bolt or pin that turns on a crankshaft to move the handle. The spindle may either be counter-clockwise or clockwise rotational. Counter-clockwise door handles tend to have a larger range of movement than those that turn clockwise.
The most common Brass Handles are the spring-operated or keyed handles. These are commonly found on interior doors such as closet doors, landing door panels, windows, and skylights, and exterior doors such as portals, balcony doors, and patio doors. Keyed handles usually have a small brass key that is inserted into a slot to lock the handle. The key is typically used only once and is non-transferable. The key may be purchased from a locking devices store or home security, or home improvement store. These locks come with a plastic key holder or a key holder compatible with most security devices.
Other door handles include solid or hollow metal body designs. These types are more appropriate for exterior door handles and can be designed in more complex designs. Solid-body French doors can have a wood or metal frame with the hardware of different types of doors. Hollow metal body designs are common on French doors that are not used for window or patio purposes.
It should be noted that most of the manufacturers of exterior door handles will offer accessories such as door handle sets that are manufactured to be compatible with their doors. These brass door handle sets will provide a more uniform appearance and match the door’s original hardware. Many of these door handle sets will also match the hardware of the door itself. If you choose to purchase a separate door handle set, they will often come with the same type of hardware as the ones included on the door itself.