Hardware (Entry Door) Buying Guide

Hardware (Entry Door)

What to Consider



Door Bells and Knockers

Hinges and Kickplates

Cost Considerations

Material: The type of metal used to create the hardware will have an effect upon the cost. The amount of material will increase the cost, so size does matter. Add faceplates, and the cost goes up.

Electronics: Wireless doorbells, security systems, etc. will cost more due to the complexity of the system and technology involved.

Sets: While a set may seem to be expensive, purchasing all the pieces together may save money in the long run. Each manufacturer provides sets of handles, interior and exterior, deadbolts, faceplates, etc. for ease of complementing the aesthetic.

Installation: Add installation to the cost. Wired doorbells will require additional expense