Every home and every apartment I've lived in has had its quirks. The most persistent issue I've encountered, however, is the problem door that closes but won't latch. Typically, I'd tolerate the inconvenience until the inevitable overhaul involving screwdrivers, hammers, and chisels followed by messy wood filler and paint.

Moving into a 20-year-old home with not one, but six such doors, however, was a turning point. After my sixth DIY door fix, I was determined to find a simpler solution.

It turns out, the real cause of these stubborn doors isn't just "settling," as we often think, but torque. This is the twisting force that occurs when gravity pulls down on a door's unsupported, swinging edge, causing it to twist within the frame. Over time, this results in a misalignment between the door latch and strike plate, preventing the door from latching properly.

Armed with this insight, I dove into the world of design. I taught myself computer-aided design (CAD), created prototypes, and through numerous revisions, developed a straightforward product that anyone can use—no special tools or skills required. The result? A solution that fixes the problem in three minutes or less.

Though I've lived and worked globally, the decision to manufacture locally was clear. Our Fix-A-Latch products are wholly U.S.-based—from design and component sourcing to assembly and packaging. We're proud to provide a homegrown solution to an age-old problem.