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Posted on Aug 18, 2016 by Sam Heer

3 Things to Consider When Installing Door Hardware

Your door is only as good as its hardware. In addition to boosting security, these components add charm and character to the door and its overall appeal. That’s why you need to put some thought into your hardware choices.

That said, let Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, the top provider of patio doors in Champaign, IL, help you get started with these key considerations:


Locks and bolts are the most crucial component of any door when it comes to security concerns. As such, you’ll want to make sure you choose those that will stand the test of time. Our patio doors come with integrated reach-out and 5-point locking systems that not only enhance security, but energy efficiency as well.

On the other hand, our ProVia® entry doors in Bloomington, IL, come with 20-gauge steel for unparalleled security.

Beauty and Style

The door hardware you choose should echo your personal style and complement curb appeal. For patio doors, we offer 12 different hardware finish and color options, including Distressed Bronze, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Stainless Steel, and Brushed Chrome. Our bronze selections come with a “living finish” that grows more beautiful over time.

Our entry doors boast a wide selection of EMTEK® exterior and interior hardware. Made of heavy-duty brass, these options come with a Lifetime Anti-tarnish Finish Warranty that ensure their unrivalled beauty for life.


If your door is to remain functional for years to come, then you have to make sure all the workings are running smoothly. This means keeping them clean and calling for prompt repairs as soon as you notice anything wrong, such as a squeak in the hinges.

Let us work with you to select the best hardware for your entry, patio, and storm doors in Peoria, IL, today. We back our products with their respective manufacturer warranties for your absolute peace of mind.

Call us now at (866) 693-6707 for a free estimate. You can also fill out our convenient request form and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.


"I would recommend RBA of Central Illinois for QUALITY windows and doors. Compared to our old cheap, thin vinyl windows, Andersen blows them away. You can easily tell by how well the sliding doors fit and close, and how heavy duty they are. We also cannot hear the wind rushing through the house in inclement weather anymore! And the black window frames we went with are amazing to look at. Aaron, Al, Darrell, and Cory all were professional and went all out to finish the job, given the weather they had to deal with. I would definitely recommend. They were also on top of communicating with me given the weather delays, and what I could expect for them coming out. Five stars!"

Eric L.

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