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Door Hardware News Center

• Omnia #12 Door Lever
The ever popular Omnia #12 Door Lever gets even better.

• Door Pulls
Door Pulls an alternative to Handlesets for your entryway doors.

• Strap Type Hinges
The beauty of Strap Hinges.

• Lock Keying Service
We offer Lock Keying including Master keying, Grandmaster keying and Construction keying as well as keyed alike locks.

• New Door Hardware
When looking for fresh design ideas and items, be sure to check out New Hardware section.

• Door Hinges
Door Hinge Replacement Guide: This article contains information plus trade tips and tricks
Door Hinge Corners: How to quickly determine your door hinge Corner Radius
Door Hinge Size: How they are sized and the proper size for your door
Door Hinge Material: What are your choices and which to choose

• Door Locksets
How to Order Door Knobs, Levers and Handlesets: How to determine door Handing, Backset and the different door Lock Functions

• General Door Hardware
ADA Compliant Door Hardware: What is ADA and does it affect your hardware choice
Modern Cabinet Hardware: Check out some of the hottest trends for your kitchen cabinets.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Door Locks and Latches - FAQ's

  1. Q. How do I determine the handing for a lock?
  2. Q. What is a reversible lock?
  3. Q. What is Backset and how do I determine the backset for a door lock?
  4. Q. What do the different lock functions mean?
  5. Q. What is a active and inactive door in a set of double doors (pair of doors)?
  6. Q. What is the thickness of a standard door?
  7. Q. What do the keying options on your web site mean?
  8. Q. What is the meaning of a single and double cylinder?
  9. Q. What is a tubular latch or tubular lock?
  10. Q. What is a dead locking latch bolt?
  11. Q. What is a mortise latch or mortise lock?
  12. Q. What is a strike?

Door Closers - FAQ's

  1. Q. What is an ADA compliant door closer?
  2. Q. Why can't I find door closer hinges in your door closer section?
  3. Q. I see some of your door closers say they are tri-packed. What does this mean?
  4. Q. I want to install a new over head door closer and I'm not sure what method to use. What are the benefits of each method?
  5. Q. What is back check?
  6. Q. What is sweep speed control?
  7. Q. What is the latch speed?
  8. Q. What is a Hold Open or Hold Open Arm?
  9. Q. I need to replace my door closer and I don't want to drill more holes in my door. How can I find a closer that will bolt up to the existing holes?
  10. Q. What does the power or spring size of the closer mean?

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