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Questions About Door Knobs

Door Knob Questions

How are your Sure-Loc brand door knobs made?
What is the difference between your Sure-Loc brand door knobs and you Weslock brand doorknobs?
Can my door knobs be keyed the same as my deadbolts?
How do I know what type of door knob to buy?
Are your door knobs sold as complete sets?
Why are your prices so low? Are the knobs defective?
How do I know if your door knobs will replace my exiting knobs?
Do I have to specify door Handing when ordering door knobs?

How are your Sure-Loc brand door knobs made?
Our Sure-loc knobs are constructed of an industry standard zinc die cast with a plated finish. Their quality is comparable to a Kwikset lock, Weiser or a mid grade Schlage. They are built with all metal parts, solid steel 1/4" spindle and keyed locks use a 5 pin keyway similar to a Kwikset. Sure-loc offers a 10 yr mechanical warranty and a five year finish warranty.

What is the difference between your Sure-Loc brand door knobs and you Weslock brand doorknobs?
These two brands are manufactured very similarly. The main difference is that Weslock knobsets have concealed screws when the lock is installed. Because of this concealed screw feature, they do take a little longer to install than the Sure-loc knobs do. Weslock also has attached mortise plates on all of their door knobs while Sure-Loc knobs come with removable mortise plates on the latch mechanism. This also can save you some installation time if your doors are not mortised for latch plates.

Can my door knobs be keyed the same as my deadbolts?
Yes, we generally key locks alike unless specified otherwise. There is no charge for keying on most packages for a home. If you have a larger project that will require many keyed locks, there may be keying charges.

How do I know what type of door knob to buy?
Door knobs are available in a variety of styles for different applications. Here is a breakdown of the kinds you can get that will help you determine what you need.
1) Entrance Door Knobs - Entrance knobs have keyed cylinders and are generally used on exterior doors.
2) Privacy Door Knobs - Privacy Door Knobs are generally used on bedrooms and baths. They are lockable but do not have a keyed cylinder. They can be unlocked with a generic tool that is provided.
3) Passage Door Knobs - Hall and Closet or Passage knob sets do not lock. They are generally used on closets or other doors where a lock is not required.
4) Dummy Door Knobs - Dummy door knobs are just one knob that face mounts to any surface. This is the perfect solution for ball catch doors or other applications where a latch mechanism is not needed, but the look of a door knob is desired. If your door has a predrilled hole in it for a door knob, but no mechanism is needed. The best option is a passage knob omitting the latch mechanism.
5) Mortise Locks - Mortise locks are intended to be used as a privacy door knobs when the knob can be unlocked with a skeleton key provided. Please be aware that a mortise lockset cannot be installed on just any door. The mortise locksets are great for replacing your old antique hardware and can be used on new doors, but preparations need to be made to do so.

Are your door knobs sold as complete sets?
Yes. Our door knobs are sold with knobs for both sides of the door, latch mechanism, strike plate and mounting screws. Only dummy knobs are sold individually as they are intended to be mounted with screws to the surface of a door.

Why are your prices so low? Are the knobs defective?
No, none of our knobs or lever handles are defective products. We buy most of our products directly from the manufacturer, and even ship from their warehouses a lot of times to assure that we can pass the saving on to our customers. All of our door knobsets are new, in the box door hardware products that are equivalent and similar to other major brands you may find in your local hardware store.

How do I know if your door knobs will replace my exiting knobs?
The most important thing to check is the backset. The backset is the distance from the center of the bore hole, ot the edge of the door. The brands that we currently carry are available in 2 3/8" and 2 3/4" backsets. These are pretty standard and should replace just about any knob, but occasionally someone calls that has something different - generally old homes. If the backset is right, the knobs should work.

Do I have to specify door handing when ordering door knobs?
No, door knobs are not specific to door handing like lever handles are.

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