By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Want to solve the problem of opening a door when your hands are full? Install a door lock that opens with a push, a pull or a single finger tug of the knob. The cleverness comes in its ability to operate hands-free with a quick nudge of your elbow or hip or a gentle tug to open interior and exterior doors. So it’s a handy way to open a door whether you’re holding a baby, a bag of groceries or a box of files.
To remove a standard door lock and replace it with a residential passage door lever with a keyed deadbolt, a handyman will charge $192, which includes the labor and material. You can buy the lock for $58 and install it yourself with a Phillips screwdriver. Although the Push Pull Rotate locks are easier to use, they still stay closed and locked like a traditional lock does. The locks provide a new door-opening solution and are ADA-compliant.
Sound too complicated and time consuming? Here's a link to Home Advisor, a free referral service that matches homeowners with local contractors.
Here's more product information about the Push Pull Rotate Door Lock.
Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a push pull rotate door lock you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.
Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019
The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors'
experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content
Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.