The famous sliding door types and especially those made of glass are not universal, so to be sure a new sliding patio door handle will fit properly, you'll need to double-check a few important measures. The same procedures used for measuring conventional uPVC door handles apply to evaluating a sliding glass door handle. Patio door handles, as was already established, do not come in a standard size and need two specific measures to be compatible. The following part will walk you through the process of measuring your sliding glass door handle. Next, let's measure the sliding glass door handle. There are just two measures you need to double-check when estimating a door handle. The following are the measurements. The center-to-center distance between the screw fastening screws on the backplate. PZ Centers: From the center of the circular keyhole to the center of the square spindle hole. A loose door handle is fairly simple to repair. Most of the time, you will discover that the only thing that needs tightening up are the screws. Simply tighten the two screws on the inside handle using a Philips screwdriver. If the issue still exists, it can be due to broken threads, necessitating a new glass door handle. It just takes two screws to replace a glass door handle. once the measurements, which we reviewed earlier, are finished. The door handle should now simply come away from the door when you detach the two screws from the inside handle. If your replacement glass door handle has already been purchased, all you need to do is slip it back onto the door and fasten it with the included screws. Even though door handles are a minor component of glass doors, they play a crucial role. A door handle serves as both the focus point and a security feature for your glass door. Knob and handle are often used interchangeably. Finding the proper door handle may be aided by being aware of the distinctions between these and other varieties. The following are many handle designs: door handles. The most typical style of door hardware is this one. It only fits French doors and hinged doors with a similar design since its locking mechanism runs parallel to the door sash. To turn a doorknob, you must twist your wrist. Pull handles. Door knobs may be replaced with lever handles. Lever handles have a similar locking system but may be opened by pushing them down, increasing accessibility. Handle group. A sturdy handle with a push-down clasp is included in handle sets. For security, a second lock is installed. This method is the safest, but it may not be the most accessible since certain push-down locks need a lot of pressure. The characteristics listed below are a few to consider while selecting door knobs for your glass door. Finish. Although there are many different finishes for glass door hardware, there are two to keep in mind: solid colors and metal finishes. Solid-colored door hardware is often offered in neutral tones of black, white, or beige, however bespoke hues that complement the frame may also be available. Brass, aluminum, or bronze are the most common metal finishes, and they may be smooth, distressed, or textured. Feel. If you can, try out different glass door knobs at a design center or showroom before deciding. After all, you'll use them often during the day. You must also choose now if a door knob, lever handle, or handle set feels comfortable in your hand. Glass door knobs come in a broad range of sizes and forms, but thankfully, many various types of locks have the same mounting specifications. This implies that you may often change a handle with another that has the same screw mounting pattern but a different appearance. You may utilize the handle as long as it does not obstruct other door components Glass door handles that are "universal" in design have been produced by manufacturers to replace several outdated handles and locks. However, you still need to decide what kind of universal handle you would need. Usually, surface mount locks are fastened into the glass slider frame's face. The handle has a lock integrated into it. Some variations have the same handle on both sides. These are the simplest to change out since, in most cases, all you have to do is unscrew two screws, take off the old handles, and bolt on the new ones. Locks are often held in place by nuts or screws that are spaced 6-5/8" (168mm) apart. Any handle with those hole dimensions will thus bolt on. Even if the spacing differs, just one new hole has to be drilled in the door, and at most, one of the existing screw holes needs to be filled. Click on the image above for additional details on these sliding glass door hardware options, or visit my page on surface mount locks. It could still be possible to obtain another lock if your measurement is different from 6-5/8", but it might not be worthwhile to purchase an identical replacement. If no one carries the lock in your size, you could choose to drill new holes and install a 6-5/8" lock, which is widely accessible. With a wooden glass panel, this is simple, but with an aluminum or vinyl glass slider, you may need to be creative to cover the previous mounting holes. Utilizing automobile body filler is one approach to hiding the old hole. Making a thin, flat plate out of white aluminum sheet stock is another option. The sheet may then be used to conceal any previous holes between the lock handle and the door. These days, aluminum doors with mortise lock-style knobs are by far the most common. The inner and outside handles are attached separately by one or more screws that pass through the inside handle, into the mortise lock, and then into the outside handle. The mortise lock fits perfectly into the door frame. The same mortise locks are used on wooden or PVC glass panels, but a metal bracket is also necessary since the wood or plastic is often too soft to hold screws firmly. Escutcheon plates are the name for these brackets.