So you've decided what style to go with on your iron door. Although that's an important decision, it's not the only one. There are still a few customization decisions to make, including what kind of hardware to have installed. Choosing the right hardware for your door is just as important as the door's design.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing the hardware for your new iron entry door:
Compliment Your Door's Design
When choosing hardware for your iron door, it's important to take note of your door's design in order for everything to match. For example, handles that are intricately detailed or curvy might be too distracting on a door with a simplistic or angular design. On the other hand, there are some handles with neutral styles that may compliment almost any iron door design. Tuscan Iron Entries partners with Emtek® to provide hardware with a wide variety of styles and colors. View some popular iron door handles here.
There are more aesthetic decisions to be made -- such as deciding on your hardware's finish. Just because your door may be one color doesn't mean the hardware can't differ. One common example of this would be having hardware with a satin brass finish on a black door. When working with Tuscan Iron Entries, the hardware customization process is easy, and our friendly sales reps are ready to help!
Keyless Entry VS Regular Deadbolts
When it comes to front doors, nothing is more essential than security. When picking out the right hardware for your new iron door, there are two primary methods for locking and unlocking: keyless entry or standard keyed entry. Both have their pros and cons, so it really boils down to personal choice.
Standard locks are functional, tried and true. The simplicity of only requiring a key to enter the home is still appealing to many homeowners to this day.
Keyless entry locks are just as effective as standard locks -- but they do come with extra conveniences. Accidentally losing your keys and getting locked out of your house won't be a problem with keyless entry locks. All you need to do is enter your private passcode and enter your home. Not to mention, many keyless entry systems also have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and smartphone app support!
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