Door Entry Sets | Front Door Hardware
Door Entry Sets, also referred to as Front Door Hardware, are a collection of hardware items used to secure a door and allow for entry into a building or room. They typically include a door handle, knob or lever, a deadbolt lock, and a key or keyless entry system. The set is used on the exterior of a door and is designed to provide security while also allowing for easy entry for those who are authorized to enter the space.
They come in many different styles and finishes resistant to the exterior elements and are typically made of stainless steel, antique brass, rubbed bronze, or satin steel. Door entry sets can also be customized to match the aesthetic of the building or room and are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
For entrysets, lever handles are more comfortable to use than knobs and are also more accessible for people with disabilities. For security, handles that are keyed on both sides, such as a double cylinder deadbolt, are more secure for exterior doors as they cannot be unlocked from the outside with a tool.
For cold environments, it is best to choose an exterior door handle made of a material that is resistant to freezing temperatures such as stainless steel or solid brass. These materials are less likely to freeze or become brittle in cold temperatures, ensuring that the door handle will continue to function properly. Additionally, materials such as aluminum or plastic should be avoided as they can become brittle and break in extreme cold weather.
Some of the most popular color finishes for door entry sets include satin nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and polished chrome. These finishes are popular because they are neutral and complement a variety of architectural styles. Additionally, black and white color finishes are also gaining popularity in recent years.