Door Levers

Door Levers Door Handles

Lever handles for doors are offered in a variety of styles and finishes. To discover the ideal lever for your home you are able to filter your search by brand, finish or style from the selections on the left. As a result of diverse design styles, door levers are frequently handed, meaning you need to know which way your door swings to ensure that the lever curves up or down in the right direction on the door. If you don't identify the door handing you could have some door levers that curve up and some that curve down throughout your home. Quite a few basic or contemporary style door levers are not handed. Schlage and Kwikset door levers have reversible handling making them easy to order and install.

Lever handles can give your home a much more pleasing overall look and feeling. Switching your outdated builder door knobs with quality lever handles provides an inexpensive, simple attractive upgrade. We have several styles and finishes to choose from.

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Door Lever Functions

There are 4 primary functions designed for certain residential applications. We also supply commercial door levers, but we'll cover those options for in another article.

Keyed Entry Door Levers

Typically used on exterior doors or really any door that requires the additional protection of a door lock. These locking door levers have a keyed cylinder on the exterior and when locked, require the use of a key for entry. From the interior, the door can be locked using a turn button, or push button/pin (depending on the brand). Some keyed entry locks also have a panic release feature where, from the inside, the lock can be deactivated for exit. If a lock does not have this panic release feature, the button must be turned to the unlocked position to disengage the latch mechanism. If you have a number of keyed locks in your project, we can easily key all locks to use the same key.

Passage, Hall and Closet Door Levers

Passage locks do not lock. These are typically utilized on hall doors or closets that don't need to be locked, but still require the usefulness of a functioning door lever on the door. Sometimes passage levers are utilized on exterior doors where a deadbolt is mounted above.

Privacy or Bedroom and Bath Door Levers

Privacy door levers are typically used on bedrooms and bathrooms for privacy. These door levers have a locking mechanism, but don't have a keyed cylinder on the outside like an exterior lock. Privacy locks are less secure than keyed entry locks simply because you can pick the lock open using the tool furnished with the lock, or a hairpin or paper clip. This ability to unlock is necessary so you can get access to a room in the event a child locks themselves in or similar circumstances. Like keyed entry locks, privacy levers have a turn button or push button/pin (depending on the brand) on the inside of the door.

Single or Double Dummy Door Levers

Dummy door levers are usually surface mounted on the door and don't have a latch mechanism of any type. Dummy door levers are offered individually or in pairs (depending on the brand).