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Door Hardware Help Center

• Door Closers
Door Closer Mounting Holes Chart: Find a Direct Fit Replacement for your overhead door closer

• 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

Single Action Door Spring Hinge Adjustment: How to install and properly adjust a spring door hinge.
Double Action Spring Hinge Installation: How to install double acting spring hinges for single and double doors.
Bommer Double Action Spring Hinge Selection: Selecting the proper size double acting spring hinge for your doors size and weight.
Bommer Spring Pivots: How To Reactivate Spring Tension for Bommer Spring Pivot Hinges.
Continuous Gear Hinges: What is a continuous gear hinge? Learn about the benefits and different types.
How to Fix a Sagging Door: How to use a Reinforcement Hinge to fix a sagging door or prevent door sag.

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

• Pocket Door Hardware
How to Select Pocket Door Hardware: Selecting the right pocket door hardware is a pretty simple process once you understand the basics.

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

• Door Stops and Bumpers
Magnetic Door Stops and magnetic door holders, when and where to use them.
Hold Open Door Stops: The different types of door stops that will positively hold doors in the open position.

•Door Bolts
How to Choose the Best Deadbolt: What the ANSI Grades, UL listed, and the different funtions pertaining to deadbolts mean.
Flush Bolts and Surface Bolts: The differences between Flush and Surface Mounted Door Bolts and thier applications.

• General Door Hardware
ADA Compliant Door Hardware: What is ADA and does it affect your hardware choice

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?

Door Hardware Design Ideas

Read our latest door hardware news articles featuring the popular Omnia #12 Door Lever, The Beauty of Strap Hinges and Door Pulls an alternative to Handlesets for your entryway doors..

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