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Doorknobs & Hardware

Beyond their functional duties of allowing a door to swing or slide and latch closed, doorknobs, hinges, and similar hardware components may add significantly to a door’s beauty.

Satin nickle hardware for a sliding door is elegantly contemporary in style. Photo: Andersen

Many styles and finishes of door hardware are available, from ornate brass locksets and hinges to stylish brushed-chrome knobs.

If you’re in the market for new door hardware, making choices can be a bit overwhelming. In this section of HomeTips, you will find information that will help you buy door hardware that’s appropriate for your needs and taste.

We’ll also give you help with taking care of the door hardware you already have. You will find step-by-step guidance for do-it-yourself installation, and help with troubleshooting and making repairs.

In addition, you will find expert tips for buying glass for both entry doors and interior doors—from high-efficiency energy glazing to decorative leaded glass. For more about window glass, see Selecting Window Glass.

Also See:

• Doorknobs & Hardware Buying Guide
• How Doorknobs Work
Repairing Doorknobs, Locks  & Hardware
• How to Replace a Doorknob

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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