Our high-quality locks are designed to provide maximum security and durability, ensuring that your property is protected at all times. But with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the right Baldwin Hardware lock for your needs. Follow this guide to walk through the process of choosing the right lock for you.
First, let's start with the basics. If you're new to Baldwin Hardware, you might not be familiar with some of the terms used to describe our products. Here are a few key terms to know:
If you are buying hardware for more than one door, please provide a count of how many doors by type.
TIP: Measure, measure, measure. And then go back and check your measurements.
Measure the door from the inside to the outside.
For example, many interior doors measure 1-3/8” thick and the industry standard for front doors is 1-3/4”. If you have a custom door that is thicker, don’t worry. Your representative can order longer components that connect the hardware from one side of the door to the other.
Measure the door from the bottom sill to the top of the door.
Standard door heights are 6’ 8” but, can be higher. This measurement is important is you are planning to purchase new hinges.
Measure from the edge of the door to the edge of any molding, raised panels or glass in place on the door.
Narrow stiles (4” or less) may limit some of the backset or trim options for your knob or lever.
Measure from the outside edge of the door to the center of the bore hole.
This is the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the knob or shank on the lever.
Measure from the center of the top hole (deadbolt) to the center of the bottom hole (latch).
This measure is needed when shopping for exterior door handle sets or on interior doors where you have two pre-drilled holes.
To order Baldwin Hardware, you will need to consider the product portfolio that you are interested in. Baldwin offers three main product portfolios: Estate, Reserve, and Prestige. Each of these product portfolios is available through different channels,
so it's important to know where to look. Use the table below in comparing the ordering information by portfolios.
|Where To Buy|
|Found primarily in High-End Showroom locations, and some Lumberyards, Door Shops, & E-tailers.||Found primarily in Lumberyards, Door Shops, and Online, and some Showroom locations.||Home Improvement Retailer, Online|
|Where To Buy Link|
|Where To Buy Estate||Where To Buy Reserve||Where To Buy Prestige|
|Made to order: 4-5 weeks|
Quickship: 5 Business Days
|Within 7 Business Days||Stocked in Aisle|
|Learn More About Estate||Learn More About Reserve||Learn More About Prestige|
|Browse All Estate||Browse All Reserve||Browse All Prestige|
Due to the nature of customizable options of door hardware, our items are sold through local showrooms, so you have a partner to help guide you with your decisions. Here are a few things that will make your visit to a door hardware showroom more productive. The following information will help your showroom representative specify the perfect Baldwin hardware for your door and design preference.