Screen Door Latches
Screen doors and storm doors provide an extra degree of separation between the inhabitants of a home and the outside world, but these parts can become too worn or defective with overuse. When a latch breaks, the screen door is free to slam against its frame, which can cause damage as well as excessive noise. As with any other fixtures or fittings around the home, you may need to repair or replace a broken latch in order to keep your screen door functioning properly.
That's where we can help. We offer a large assortment of screen door locks and latches that can help you restore that hinged door to its former glory. Trade in your broken, old push-button handle for a new and improved screen door knob latch by exploring our selection to find the perfect solution for your home improvement project. Our replacement handles and latches will fit most aluminum, steel, and wood doors. Whether you are looking for added privacy or ease of entry, we have all your needs covered in one convenient location.
What sort of screen door knob latch do you need?
We offer two different types of door latches to choose from: tubular and mortise. The type of latch you choose will depend on your personal taste as well as whether the screen door is properly prepared and drilled in a specific way.
Tubular screen door locks and latches are commonly found on all types of doors. Latches and locks of this type are prized for their security features and are usually quite easy to install if standard bore holes are already cut into the screen door you are repairing. Tubular locks are much more affordable than mortise locks, which makes it no surprise why they are so popular amongst homeowners on a budget. To ensure that installation goes off without a hitch, it is important to check the correct backset length and carefully follow the instructions for assembly. The backset length is the distance between the door edge and the center of the bore hole on the door face.
Our tubular screen door latch comes fully equipped with a knob for the interior, a lever for the exterior of the door, and a privacy lock in the interior side for good measure. Each entry kit also comes with two rosettes, a spindle, a strike, fasteners, and instructions to make installation a breeze. This stylish entry set is available in four distinct finishes, including a flat black, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, and polished brass screen door latch.
Mortise latches and locks are the most secure of any entry set and they have been around for more than a hundred years. These locks get their name from the rectangular-shaped pocket that is mortised into the edge of the door and meant to receive the lock body. However, if your door does not have a special cut to fit this kind of locking mechanism, you or a professional will have to use a router saw to cut into the door so that the lock fits properly.
We offer two types of mortise latches to choose from – one that features a deadbolt and one that features a privacy slide button for your peace of mind. Both of these locks are reversible and will work on both left-hand and right-hand doors. With an array of finishes to choose from, you can effortlessly complement any existing hardware.
With over 125 years of trusted quality and service, the experts at HardwareSource can help you find the perfect solution for any project. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help while you're shopping.