Entry door hardware sets including Victorian and Craftsman antique reproductions that blend modern security with vintage class. Coordinate your front entry door hardware with period style door knockers, mailslots, and kickplates.
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The fundamental purpose of entry door hardware is to provide security to exterior doors. The locking mechanism for entry door hardware is a deadbolt. The deadbolt is either integrated into mortise entry locksets or a separate component for tubular entry locksets. Tubular entry locksets tend to be more common, easier to install, and more economically priced. Modern entry doors are predrilled for tubular entry sets but tubular entry sets are also often used in antique entry doors. Tubular entry locksets require two holes; one for the deadbolt and one for the latch. The critical factor in fitting entry door hardware is the location of holes in the door. Measure the spread between the center of the deadbolt hole and the center of the latch hole as well as their distance from the edge (backset) to ensure a proper match to your entry door.
When we think of entry door hardware, we often focus on the front door but other exterior doors such as mudroom entry doors and basement entry doors also require entry door hardware to lock them. Particularly in old homes with a detached garage, back entry doors may be used more frequently than the front door. Purchasing multiple entry sets at one time from a single source will allow you to get deadbolts that are keyed the same so only one key is required to lock and unlock multiple exterior doors. Most door hardware families include both entry door hardware and interior door hardware to provide a coordinated connection between the outside and the inside of your home.
In addition to providing security, the front entry door contributes to an inviting first impression for guests. Entry door hardware should reflect your personal taste but also agree with the architectural style of your home. Backplates (or "escutcheons") in period appropriate designs are available in a variety of popular finishes and with a choice of knobs, levers, and thumb-grip handles. Choose quality crafted antique reproduction entry door hardware from Shop 4 Classics to integrate a respect for your home's history without surrendering your personal preferences.