Latches and Sash Locks (34)
Keep your home safe from intruders and the elements by using the correct catches, locks, and latches. Find a wide variety available at Rona to fit doors and windows. A latch is usually installed in two parts; one on a window or door frame that engages with the second part, which is attached to the movable window or door. Made of either metal or plastic, these devices lock windows and doors in place from the inside. Most of the mechanisms usually involve engaging the movable part of the latch to hook onto the fixed part.
Window sash locks are one of the simplest and most popular ways to keep windows locked. With a turn of the latch, the window remains sealed shut. Look for keepers, short latches, and sash locks in brass, stainless steel, or white vinyl. Door sash locks are types of mortise locks operated by a door handle. Other types of door latches range from deadbolts to other anti-theft locks that are ideal for exterior doors. Consider draw latches and door loop locks for keeping closets and cabinets closed. As an added back-up, swing bars and safety chains can only be operated from the inside of the door, and they’re often used with other locks to beef up security. Some simple security measures that go a long way are barrels and safety bolts, which are easy to use, come in heavy- and light-duty versions, and are ideal for anything from drawers to front doors.
Catches are also metal or plastic, and can come as a single component, like a screen door catch that keeps a screen door in place when it’s windy. Another widely used catch is a ball catch, which snaps a cabinet door into place, and is available in a variety of finishes. Mounting hardware is usually included with most versions.