Looking for a way to boost your home's curb appeal? First impressions start at the front gate. Whether you have recently installed a new gate or you are in the process of freshening up an old workhorse, well-coordinated hardware can give your gate an extra touch of class. Every time you reach for the gate latch, the way it looks and feels beneath your hands will remind you that you are finally home. HardwareSource has all your needs covered with a large selection of gate bolts, latches, and locks. We keep our inventory stocked with a wide variety of spring action latches, key lockable latches, thumb latches, magnetic latches, ring turn latches, and so much more.
Gate locks and latches are often forgotten about or left as an afterthought when it comes to styling a home, but they fall into a category of essential landscape elements. A gate latch is designed to keep the gate of a fence or wall secure in the closed position. Some latches are key-locking while others can simply be locked with a padlock or another device. Gate bolts and locks can make any area more secure and hard to access, which is ideal for anyone who has young children, pets, or livestock. Let the architecture of your home guide the choices you make in designing your gate.
What kind of gate solution do you need?
Bolt: This old-school style of latch may be simple and straightforward but it has a distinct sense of style. This traditional deadbolt design works by sliding the rod into the securing bolt that then clasps the gate in place.
Lever: A lever latch works when you lift lever handle up to release the arm from the catch, allowing the gate or door to swing open. These latches can be used on in-swinging or out-swinging gates and some are lockable.
Ring-Type: This two-sided latch is operable from either side of the gate and can be used on in-swinging or out-swinging gates. A ring-type latch works when you turn the ring on either side, which lifts the arm out of the catch.
Thumb: A thumb-style latch is always installed as a double-sided mechanism for in-swinging gates and works when you depress the thumb that's mounted on the decorative plate to lift the latch arm and open the gate.
Shopping for your farm or ranch? We offer a variety of spring-loaded animal bolts, throw-over loop latches for double gates, heavy-duty barn door latches, and stall-type latches for livestock enclosures. No matter the kind of gate you have at home, we can help you find a safe and secure solution for a competitive price.
Which material works with your existing fence?
Our latches are made from a variety of base materials, including brass, bronze, iron, stainless steel, and steel. With design styles ranging from simple to ornamental, you'll be sure to find the perfect gate latch for your gate. We offer a wide range of metal finishes, so you can find a solution that complements your existing hardware or gives your gate a touch of sophistication. Bronze is one of the most popular finishes we carry, because it captures the look of old-world, rustic charm. Galvanized zinc is also commonly used for contemporary fencing, because its silvery appearance looks great against chain link, metal, vinyl, and wood fence materials.
In this category, we also carry an assortment of slide bolts, barrel bolts, padlock eyes, dummy rings, ornamental thumb latches, and hasps. All of our gate door latches and locks are in stock and ready to ship, so you can get what you need in little to no time at all and finish up your project with total confidence. If you have any questions about our selection of gate locks, latches, and bolts, please feel free to contact us for additional information or further assistance.
Single Acting: Single acting hinges swing in one direction. Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Plain Bearing: Plain bearing is the simplest type of bearing. They are a good low cost option for lightweight doors. Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers. Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Face Frame: Face frame cabinets have a “frame” that attaches to the front of the cabinet. The face frame gives the cabinet box extra strength while adding dimension to the door fronts. Face frame cabinets are commonly made by American cabinet manufactures. Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
The center to center is the distance from the center of one screw hole to another. Most manufacturers use this measurement to identify the size of the pull.
Square Corner: Square corner hinges offer an upscale look. Corners must be mortised by hand. Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
The diameter of the hole that is drilled into the back of the door to accommodate the hinge.
Decorative adornments on the top and bottom of the hinge's pin.
Single Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door. Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Contemporary: Clean sleek lines. The most modern of styles. Glam: Glitzy and glamorous Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world. Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s. Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world. Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance. Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past. Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details. Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Architectural Grade: Architectural grade hinges are typically used for custom doors and hardware upgrades. They are of higher quality and made of thicker material. Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
The product's measurement from top to bottom.
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The substance a product is made from.
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position.
The degree the hinge will open to.
The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position.
Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place. One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate. Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Hinges without predrilled holes do not come with any holes for installation. Holes can be manually drilled into them at custom intervals.
To determine the screw hole spacing, on the door side of the hinge, measure the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.