How to choose the right door handle


Choosing the right handle for your door is as important as deciding on the style of your home, and your paint colour. This is mainly because handles add that final touch to your door to enhance the appearance and aesthetics. While choosing a door handle may be mostly about its visual appeal, there are still a few things to consider before you decide on the right handle for your door.

With a wide range of handles to choose from, we are often not aware of what we should be looking for. Below are a few points to consider the next time you need to make that purchase for your door handles.


The material that the handle is made out of is very important to ensure the strength and durability of the handle. The material will also determine if the handle will be able to withstand any weather conditions, especially for those who live in coastal regions. Handles made out of high grade stainless steel can resist corrosion resulting from the moist air in coastal regions. All UNION door handles from ASSA ABLOY go through a rigorous durability test, as well a salt spray test to ensure durability in tough user situations, making them suitable for coastal regions.


When choosing a handle you should also consider the lock that goes with the handle. Most handles will be compatible with any lock that you choose but the handle mounting is of critical importance to check (an existing door with backplate on the handle means you can probably only replace with a handle on backplate again due to the screw holes. When deciding on a lock, you have an option of a lever lock or a cylinder lock. Depending on the lock you choose, the level of security differs. A lever lock offers fewer key differs than a cylinder lock which offers more than 5000 key differs. This makes a cylinder lock a better option to ensure high security paired with your new handle.


Any product of high quality will often carry a warranty of a long period. This ensures that the manufacture of the product is confident in its quality and lifespan. It is therefore always important to choose a handle that offers a warranty. UNION door handles from ASSA ABLOY offer a 5 year warranty, ensuring you of good quality as well as durability.  


Also note that there additional items like escutcheons which are normally purchased separately to the handle.

Choosing a handle should be more than about its style but also its strength and durability.

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