French Door Handles
Unique Designs and Reliable Security
French door handles are more than minor accessories. They play a central role in your door's functionality, security and even aesthetics. Since handles are the main point of use on any door, it is critical to choose high quality materials that will stand up to wear and tear and not require regular replacement or maintenance. High-grade materials, RAL certified lacquers and reliable, sophisticated mechanisms will keep your handles looking good and working correctly for many years to come.
Choosing a Material: Chrome, Steel, Aluminum and more
When shopping for new handles, most people focus on looks and price. But whether your door simply swings open or also offers a tilt, lift or slide function, the handle will be the focal point and see the most use. This includes regular rotation, pushing, pulling and subjection to dirt and sweat on the inside and the weather outside. While vinyl is typically the least expensive option and therefore tempting, we recommend avoiding it for all doors that see regular use. They would be fine though for a basement or closet door for example.
Especially in households with young children, stainless steel door handles are worth considering, as the material has slight antibacterial properties, can be cleaned easily, and does not show wear.
While a vinyl model might generally be the more affordable alternative, it is also more prone to being broken from repeated use or by burglars. Stainless steel offers top durability and security for your door.
This is also why stainless steel is frequently used in hospitals and offices. Lift and slide doors in particular should feature a stainless steel handle, as it is also used to adjust the opening mechanism and therefore is subject to higher forces.