If you are looking to learn how to easily replace a door handle then you have found the right place. Installing a new door handle is something that anyone has the ability to do. But before we get into the steps of installing a door handle let’s first discuss buying the right door handle.
There are so many different door handles to choose from. You will find tons of different door handle designs as well as different companies selling them and manufacturing them. The design is of course the most important thing that you are going to be looking at when you are searching for a new door handle. But it is also important to know which companies offer the best quality products. There is no sense spending your money and your time on door handles that are not going to last long enough to get your money’s worth. Just keep that in mind when you are searching for door handles. Some of the good companies that manufacture door handles and locksets with lever door handles are Best, Yale, Sargent and Corbin Russwin. Door handles from Best are going to survive a beating, and so will Corbin Russwin door handles. There are a few other good quality door handles that you can choose from, but Best door handles and Corbin Russwin door handles are the the toughest.
Okay now there are other things that you are going to need to be aware of when you are buying door handles, and locksets with lever handles that are very important. You need to know which way that the door opens so that you purchase the correct door handle. Are the hinges on the right side of the door or on the left side of the door? But you also need to know if the hinges are on the outside or the inside. Remember this is very important and something that you must know before you buy the door handle otherwise there is a good chance that you will purchase the wrong door handle. And this is just a royal pain in the butt to have to go back to the store and exchange the door handle. There are some products that will have reversible door handles, but you will not know this until you begin searching, so it’s still important that you know which type of door that you have a right handed door, or a left handed door.
Now that we know how to purchase the right type of door handles let’s now begin to go over how to install a door handle.
First you are going to need to remove your existing door handle. So you are going to need to have a screw driver or a power drill to remove it.
Once the door handle is removed you can begin to attach the new door handle. The first thing you will need to put in is the door latch because the door handle is going to need to connect to it in order to open and close the door properly.
Okay now attach the door handles on both sides and screw all the screws securely into place. And you are done. Be sure to test that the door handle is working properly before you put your tools away.
And that is all there is to installing a brand new door handle or replacing an existing door handle.