A door is the most important point of any house. And as the saying goes, ‘the first impression is the last impression’, so it is inevitable that while planning a house the door should be planned properly and minutely to create a long lasting effect. Door hardware is very important as it not only creates a striking first impression but also performs the task of securing your property against intruders. The use of proper door fittings and door locks are important to ensure security as well as its appearance.
Speaking in the present context when hardware is turning green, door hardware industry is not lagging behind. Irrespective of whether you are renovating an old house or trying to add some character to a new home, there are a few options for eco-friendly door hardware that you should go for. Even the salvaged door knobs and door hooks do come handy.
In Hailey, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Hardware, is into the manufacturing of extensive line of solid bronze door hardware that contains a minimum of 72% recycled content (50% post-consumer). The product list includes door handles, multi-point sets and sliding doors. They also produce door accessories like door latches, door knockers and door hinges for commercial residential and hospitality purposes. Another highlight is that their product comes with a lifetime warranty.
Portland Oregano’s Eleek Inc. is another manufacturing company that makes 2 styles of one-of-a-kind door handles comprised of 100% locally-sourced, post-consumer recycled aluminum.
In California, Albion Doors and Windows is a company that is a specialist in the production of antique door hardware, old style mortised locks and latches, crystal glass knobs, black and white porcelain door bolts and mineral knobs, embossed knobs and Escutcheon plates, since 1870s.
Rejuvenation is a retail store located in Portland and Seattle. This store too is famous for all kinds of antique door frames and door closers. The Old House Parts Company in Kennebunk, Maine has a vast selection of door knobs and door fasteners dating from 1730 to 1930.
If you are looking for vintage door hardware then go to Rochester in New York that is home to Historic Houseparts where you?ll find a wide array of vintage door hardware. Robinson?s Antique Hardware, of Lake Odessa, Michigan, offers a great selection of door knobs, door knockers, door locks, and door latches too.
Investing in door hardware is a wise decision as they are the most important part of the house. Do not worry about the cleanliness of these door hardware as are also a number of commercial cleaners and polishes available on the market for cleaning up old hardware. If you are planning to refurnish your house and do not want to change your old hardware, then brim new life to the old hardware by repleting it with brass or another finish at a metal finisher or replater shop. Another inexpensive way to make your old hardware look like a new one is by switching the backs and fronts of the door hardware around.