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What to Look For In a Door Handle

When choosing the right door for your home, even the tiniest details matter. Being meticulous about the nitty-gritty, like the door handles, will help you get the most of your investment. 

To help you make the right decision, Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, a windows installation contractor in the area, shares some tips on choosing the perfect door handle, in this blog post.

Types of Door Hardware

Many homeowners use the words “handle” and “knob” interchangeably when pertaining to their door hardware. These two terms, however, are different, when it comes to their functional design.

Door knobs, for instance, are round or square-shaped, which requires a tight grasp and a twist to operate. Lever handles, on the other hand, are easier to grab and use, This type of door is perfect if you are planning on staying in your home for a long period and aging in place. 


Similar to other components of your home, your replacement windows and doors should match the interior and exterior design. Your door hardware then must complement the color and style of your living space. Ask your contractor to see all the possible configurations of your doors and windows.


You must be comfortable when using your door handle. Since you will be opening and closing your door countless times every day, you should pick a handle or knob that feels easy to use. In this case, a simple hardware design may be the most convenient choice. 

Rely on Renewal by Andersen of Long Island for your upcoming door replacement. We offer durable and energy-efficient sliding windows and doors that can stand the test of time. Call us today at (631) 206-6773 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment and learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of Massapequa and other nearby locations.


"I was very impressed with Renewal by Andersen. They showed up in time and we received several follow up phone calls as the installation was being done as well as the sales representative stopping by to check in on the installation. The delivery/ installer was very professional. I would highly recommend Renewal By Andersen."

February, 18

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