Securing a Double Interior Door

There are two solid options to keep interior double doors secure: Catches and Astragals.

First up, we’re talking about Catches. Catches are super handy for when you want the freedom to open either door at any time.

Most of the time, you will use something called a dummy knob with these because you don’t need a traditional doorknob with a latch.

There are a few types of catches available such as ball, roller, and magnetic and they are installed at the top of your door.

Top: Ball Catch (L), Roller Catch (R)
Bottom: Magnetic Catch (L), Concealed Magnetic Catch (R)

Now, switching gears to Astragals. When using an astragal, you pick one door as the active door which gets the doorknob. The other door is the inactive door and is where the astragal is installed.

Most astragals include a top bolt mechanism to keep the inactive door in place.

If you’re all about ease and flexibility, Catches are your go-to. Want a bit more control and security? Astragals have got you covered. Whichever you choose, you’re all set to make those double doors work just the way you need them to.

Updated on May 31, 2024

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