What Are Some Tips for Buying Replacement Door Hardware?

When replacing door hardware, the exterior doors should have the strongest locks to prevent intruders, while bathrooms and bedrooms should have easy-to-use locks that allow users to achieve privacy easily, according to Schlage.com. If looking for convenience and safety, replacing exterior door locks with electronic locks is an option.

Another important thing to remember when replacing door hardware is to know what size knob fits on a particular door. A standard knob with a drive-in, rounded-corner or square-corner latch fits standard doors with 2 1/8-inch bore holes and one-inch cross bores, while skeleton key locks fit older and more antique styles of doors, notes DirectDoorHardware.com.