Installing and Retrofitting Aluminum Door Handles- Step-by-Step Guide

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  • 2024-07-01
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Installing and Retrofitting Aluminum Door Handles: A Comprehensive Guide

Elevate the Aesthetics and Functionality of Your Doors

Aluminum door handles offer a sleek and durable solution for enhancing both the appearance and accessibility of your doors. Whether you’re installing new handles or replacing outdated ones, this detailed guide will guide you through the process seamlessly.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools


Electric drill

Drill bit

Measuring tape



Step 2: Remove the Old Handle (if applicable)

Loosen the screws holding the old handle in place.

Gently pull the handle away from the door to release it.

Clean the surface where the new handle will be installed.

Step 3: Mark the Handle Placement

Measure the distance between the hole centers on your new handle.

Transfer this measurement to the door using a pencil and level.

Mark the positions for the mounting holes.

Step 4: Drill the Mounting Holes

Use the electric drill to create pilot holes at the marked positions.

The drill bit size should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the mounting screws.

Step 5: Install the Handle

Align the handle with the mounting holes.

Insert the screws into the holes and hand-tighten them.

Use the screwdriver to fully tighten the screws.

Test the operation of the handle to ensure smooth movement.

Step 6: Retrofitting a Deadbolt (optional)

If your door doesn’t have a deadbolt, you can retrofit one by drilling a hole in the door frame and jamb.

The hole size and depth will vary depending on the deadbolt you choose.

Insert the deadbolt and install the latch and strike plate according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 7: Verify and Adjust

Check that the handle is securely installed and aligned properly.

Adjust the strike plate if necessary to ensure a smooth latching operation.

Lubricate the moving parts of the handle with a few drops of oil for optimal performance.

By following these steps, you can install or retrofit aluminum door handles with ease, enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your doors. The durability and versatility of aluminum make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications, from residential to commercial properties.

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