Feb. 20, 2013
-- Door Furniture Direct, a leading online supplier of door handles and other door furniture has published a handy how-to guides for fitting external door handles, a new letterbox, door numbers and more, which is available right now via their online store.
From selecting the right door handles for your location to preserving their quality and fitting them simply and successfully, the guide is another example of how Door Furniture Direct is more than a shop: it’s a valuable source of information online.
The article explains that many customers worry about choosing the right finish for their new external door handles. Customers are asked to consider the factors, such as whether the door furniture will be unsheltered, and whether the local environment will affect the furniture, which would be the case near to the coast, in areas with frequent inclement weather or high levels of pollution. Another deciding factor is how much time and effort the customer is willing to take to preserve and maintain the door handles, door number, letterbox and escutcheons, since all offer reasonable levels of quality but some would require more upkeep than others.
Preserving a new external door handle is not extremely difficult, and starts with greasing the handle mechanism before installing it. A regular clean is likely to ensure that your new door furniture looks great for as long as possible, but a coat of non-abrasive wax is also recommended for some finishes.
Door Furniture Direct provides extra guidelines for door handles which are exposed to extreme weather, which includes purchasing a product made from corrosion resistant metal. Some of the most appropriate products from the Door Furniture Direct range include PVD Brass for a brass finish, marine grade 316 stainless steel for a chrome look and even hard lacquer protective coatings.
Similarly to regular door handles, it is important to thoroughly grease these mechanisms as the handle might be corrosion proof but the spring and mechanism are likely to be the same as those in regular door furniture. What’s more ‘corrosion proof’ is not a get out of jail free card which means you won’t have to clean these items. The more a customer is prepared to maintain their new escutcheons, door handles, numbers and letterbox, the longer they will look brand new.
To read the article, find out more about internal and external door handles, or to buy high quality new door furniture of your own, visit the Door Furniture Direct website today. http://www.doorfurnituredirect.co.uk/?FEB2