Posted by DDH Staff on 5/31/2012 to Tips
What exactly do you need to know about door thickness when ordering hardware? Well, most doors are prepped standard. That's a start. The standard door thickness is anywhere from 1 3/4" to 2" thick. Most door hardware that you order or buy will adjust anywhere in between those measurements, maybe even a little bit more. Don't be fooled by assuming your door is in fact standard. Although most doors are standard, it's always a good idea to measure your door before you order your hardware. You never know, you door could end up being three inches thick! Most manufactures will send a little extension kit by request if the door is a little bigger than the maximum specified thickness, but more likely than not the extension kits won't go thicker than a little over two inches or smaller than 1 3/4". What are you going to do if it's bigger or even smaller? We have a solution! There is a manufacture called Emtek and the hardware they offer can fit doors up to three inches thick. It is really simple to order too! The option to specify door thickness is right on the page. It is pretty often that we hear of people who need a handleset or a deadbolt etc. for a thicker door so like I said before, make sure and measure your door before you order your hardware if you aren't sure already. There has been a time or two where the door is just a little bit smaller than 1-3/4". and we may be able to help that issue too. They call them trim rings or extension collars, which are made to work for 1-3/8" thick doors. It is mostly keyless locks and deadbolts that offer these collars. If you have a door that's not standard, don't fret... We will do the best we possibly can to find hardware to fit your door.