Your home’s front door is essential to your safety and security. A locksmith can install a durable deadbolt and traditional lock to help enhance your door’s ability to protect you and your family. Since there are many different types of locks, one consideration to keep in mind is the best finishes for front door locks and the dead bolt. Both for functional and aesthetic reasons, consider these different finishes when choosing a new lock for your front door.
Best Finishes for Front Door Locks
Brass is among the most popular finishes for front door locks. It is attractive to look at and enhances the appearance of wooden doors. Brass requires proper care and maintenance to minimize the risk of tarnishing. You can choose a brass finish that is golden and highly polished or a more antique-looking one that is darker in color.
Laminated steel and polished chrome are also popular choices for front door hardware. Doors that are steel framed usually have a steel lock and door knob. The steel is laminated or chrome plated in order to resist tarnishing. Steel is easy to care for and just requires regular polishing to remove fingerprints and other surface blemishes. Most deadbolts are also made of steel.
Nickel door locks are a common choice for newly built homes. These locks are inexpensive and coordinate well with wood or steel front doors. They can be finished with a satin or antique glaze. A nickel door lock is stronger than steel and is resistant to rust and corrosion.
Iron door locks are less common than they used to be because of their weight. Many of today’s lightweight doors and door frames are unable to support a lock and hardware made of iron. If your door can accommodate this type of a lock, iron delivers great strength. The iron will need regular lubrication and polishing to effectively resist rust.
If you need to talk to a professional locksmith about the best finishes for front door locks on your home or business, our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have or give you a quote. Give us a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you right away. Don’t forget to find us on Facebook and Twitter!