Since it is essential that your entire coldroom is sealed as tightly as possible, you’re going to need to make sure every door has a handle that can be easily accessed both from inside and outside of the unit. With the variety of different handles available to you, each has their own purpose and can be useful for either side of the doors. Below are some of the most popular features of coldroom handles to take into consideration.
Take the people that are using the coldroom storage into account, is it just you or do you have a whole team of workers? You have the ability to choose whether you want to put the door handle on the left or the right side of the door, depending on where it is hinged and your dominant hand. Make sure that you choose the right handle for the right side of the door; otherwise the coldroom won’t be as functional.
If you know that you are going to be storing valuable goods in your cold storage, such as meat that you’re going to sell in your deli, it’s imperative that you consider handles that lock. You will be able to either have an access code or a key that will give you access to the unit. This is by far the safest type of handle that you can get for the outside of the unit.
The most convenient style of coldroom handle that you’re going to find is a pull handle. With these, you don’t have to worry about locking and you can easily get in and out of the storage unit, even with your hands full. Pull handles are also far more modern than the traditional knob or lever.
For people that are more interested in a seamless appeal or if you know that your door is quite heavy to where you’ll need a strong grip, consider recessed handles. They are designed to allow you to wrap your hand around the entire handle and easily open the door. You won’t have to worry about handles breaking off or bending as a result of the door weight.