Tip Tuesdays – Q&A

How do I measure my door hardware?

When it comes to door hardware, you need to know the following:

  1. Thickness of the door.
  2. Backset (the distance from the edge of your door to the center of the hole). 
  3. If there is existing hardware, either bring in a picture or measure the space between the existing holes in your door (deadbolt to knob/lever).
  4. If you chose a lever for your door, know which side the hinges are located on from the outside.

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