Door latches are used to secure the main entrance of the house, or to provide safety when a door is opened. Door latches are generally in the form of a pole or a piece of heavy duty metal that screws into the door, but they can also be attached to a door hinge. Door latches usually involve one or more clips that fasten to the main door knob; however they may be made of flexible or solid metal. They are also usually made to mount directly onto the doorway; however these are now becoming less common.
The latches themselves may be held in place by screws or fasteners, although some designs of door latches have hinges. A number of manufacturers produce models of door latches with different features; however, most manufacturers produce latches that meet the legal standards set out by the Home Office. Therefore, the kind of door that you choose must meet certain standard requirements to be eligible for purchase.
Door latches are not only used to secure a door; they can also be used to lock and unlock doors. These days they are used to deter people from walking through a room that has not been entered; this is called privacy. There are many types of door latches available including single latching or double locking latches and non locking latching door latches.
Single locking latches offer the user a convenient way to control access to a room without affecting the operation of the latch mechanism. The advantage of the single latch is that it requires no adjustment of the door's locking mechanism.
A double latch provides the option of varying the strength of the door latch by adjusting the weight that goes through the mechanism. It may require a metal rod and an adjustable knob on the door latch itself, or it may require a lock or knob on the door.
A door latch that is too large will not be able to close tightly, whereas a door latch that is too small will be unable to close tightly. This will depend on the size of the door and the power of the latch mechanism. Door latches often come with mechanisms that allow you to adjust the strength of the door latch.
Door latches provide security by ensuring that only one person can enter a particular room at any one time. This prevents strangers from turning up unannounced and making an unwanted entrance.
Door latches may be fixed or detachable; they can be adapted to meet specific security requirements. By detaching the latch, it is possible to open the door and then lock it as soon as you need to leave the room.
A few latches can be permanently attached to the frame of the door. However, these latch designs tend to be particularly large and bulky. However, there are also some home gateways with simple and handy door latches that are held in place by hinges.
Door latches can be used for many different purposes, but are most commonly used to secure doors. This means that their use is increasing in the home.
If you are considering adding door latches to your home, it is important to remember that many different doors can benefit from their installation. Most of the basic doors can be secured with the help of a door latch; however there are still many other models which require special attention. Also, remember that there are lots of different door latches to choose from and some of them can be quite expensive.