If you've never installed a door handle, knob, or lever on your own before, it can seem like a complicated process. Maybe you've already purchased a replacement knob for your existing door and aren't sure where to begin with installation. Don't let the look of the door handle hardware intimidate you! Installing door knobs is actually quite easy and, by following a few simple guidelines, you can successfully fit it to your door without hiring a professional. Even if you don't consider yourself particularly handy, here are a few reasons why anyone is capable is installing door handles.Few Tools Required
You'll likely only need a Phillips-head screwdriver for interior and exterior door handle replacements. To remove an old handle or knob, the screws holding it together are easy to spot and take minimal work to remove.Directions Included
Most new door handles come with installation instructions. These should walk you step by step through the process to ensure your new hardware works like a charm in your door. If you're more of a visual learner, you can also visit the manufacturer's website to see if they provide video instructions. If not, someone on YouTube may have one for your particular handle.Installation is Not Time-Consuming
This is not a job that will take hours to complete. On the contrary, this should only take 10 minutes or so. There are just a few steps overall that generally look like this.
- Remove screws
- Remove door handle and latch bolt
- Insert new latch bolt
- Screw new door handle together with new screws
- Ensure new door handle works properly
That's about it! Depending on if you're installing an interior or exterior handle, there will be nuances for specific types of handles, knobs, and levers. If you find that the door handle doesn't work right, you can simply retrace your steps to see what went wrong.
Overall, the process is easy enough for anyone to complete regardless of skill level. If you were to encounter issues, our team would be more than happy to help you during installation. We're available via phone and text Monday through Friday to assist you in any way possible!