Door Hardware Installation
Properly installed door hardware can improve the appearance and function of any door, whether to latch an interior door or keep an entry door secure and weathertight.
Door hardware includes anything that attaches to your door to make it secure and functional, from knobs and handles to locks, hinges, kickplates, sweeps, and peepholes. It’s difficult to fix mistakes or patch damage in most types of doors, so hiring a pro to install your door hardware can help ensure it is properly fitted without damaging your door, frame, or trim.
Whether you’re installing a new door or replacing old hardware for improved security or a new look, the right fixtures can make all the difference. Choose the perfect hardware for your door and sit back while your installer preps the door and installs each component. You can rest assured your pro will make sure the hardware is installed securely and performs correctly.
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The cost to replace door hardware varies depending on the complexity of the installation, the size of the project, your location and other factors. Replacing existing hardware on most doors will range from $75-$150. Prepping a new door for hardware takes more time and skill than a replacement project and could cost between $200-$400.
If you are installing a new door or if your existing door hardware is worn or damaged, fitting new hardware can help you get the best performance from your door. New door hardware installation requires precise measuring and careful preparation to ensure a secure and functional fit. Hiring a pro for the job helps ensure your new doorknob, lockset, hinges or accessories perform reliably.
Available options include fitting a doorknob, handle or lever, installing a deadbolt or security lock, and installing new hinges or door accessories like kick plates, knockers, and peepholes.
The steps needed to install door hardware depend on the type of fixture or accessory involved. Replacing a door knob, handle, lock, sweep or hinges can usually be done with the door in place while cutting a new door slab to fit hardware is usually done prior to installation. Your pro will arrive on the job with the tools and supplies needed to prep the door or frame and attach new hardware or accessories, whether replacing old hardware or starting with a clean slate.
A pro can install most exterior and interior door hardware in less than an hour. Extra time may be needed if a door hasn’t previously been drilled or prepped for hardware. Retrofitting a door with a lockset or handle may take longer if repairs or adjustments are needed to fit them with the door or jamb.