The 10 Best Exterior Door Handles
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Whether you're outfitting a brand new front door or simply upgrading the hardware on your existing one, choosing the right exterior door handle can be a big decision. After all, it's one of the first things guests see when they come to your home. Our selection includes many complete sets with deadbolts, plus a few handle-only options for those who don't need the locking mechanism. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
August 26, 2019:
The best exterior door handle is one that complements the style of the house so we evaluated top quality choices from everything from sleek modern to ornate Victorian.
The Schlage Smart Sense took the top spot for being offered in a classic and contemporary style while coming paired with a coordinating keypad deadbolt that doesn't stand out as an electronic device. Plus the deadbolt has the highest rating in the industry for security.
The Nostalgic Warehouse Victorian may not be appropriate for all homes, but it comes highly rated because it's constructed from solid forged brass that's incredibly durable despite looking like jewelry for your door.