This exquisite piece of metal as a door knocker adds an extra impression and leaves the onlooker with a sense of awe.
The purpose of a door knocker is to knock the door .
It is a simple device usually with a metal ring which has a landing stub. When the ring lands on the stub, it creates a sound which alerts occupants of a visitor. It actually spares the knuckles of the visitor.
Today electric/electronic calling bells have become an in-thing. But some of them could actually get on your nerves, thanks to the choice of tunes on them.
The door knocker is actually a Green alternative to these besides enhancing the visual appeal of your home.
A door knocker usually has a part fixed to the door, and a part (generally metal) attached to it by a hinge. This portion is lifted and used to strike a plate attached to the door or the door itself, in order to make a noise. The struck plate, if present, would be supplied and fitted with the knocker.
Door knockers are mostly ornate, but may be nothing more than a simple fitting with a metal bob or ring.
These are available in plenty of shapes, sizes and colors. You could choose one which matches your door color.
Most common material used for construction is brass. Though resistant to corrosion, brass needs frequent polishing. So you can consider gun metal or powder coated varieties.