Doors are essential for securing your house, loved ones, and belongings, but the front door and its frame, which serves as your first line of defense, is also the most vulnerable and may be broken into in a number of ways and even in a matter of seconds. Your family and your valuables are two of the most significant things that your home protects. Yet, if measures aren’t done to further safeguard the entry door, the entry door and its frame can be evaded in a range of ways.
WHY SHOULD DOOR FRAMES BE STRENGTHENED?
According to statistics, which fluctuate annually and based on the monitoring organization, a robbery occurs every 20 seconds or so. The majority of home intrusions take place during the daytime when the residents are not at home, and most involve violent entrance through the front door. Most home doors can be easily kicked open in about a few seconds. By default, builders emphasize profit over the protection or fortification of door frames, which compromises door security. A homeowner can easily complete all of the improvements covered below. These can be finished without having to take the door off. These products greatly reduce the likelihood of forcible entry.
METHODS OF STRENGTHENING A DOOR FRAME
As we have seen, strengthening a door and its frame is really important. Let’s look at how a frame might be strengthened. Four distinct types of materials were used to make the frame, and each one requires a different level of maintenance.
Since anodizing and electro-coating technologies are used in production units to anodize aluminum. A dependable scaling mechanism gives applications strength and a long-lasting finish. Steel screws must be used for fixing when using aluminum frames. Ensure that the frame’s corners are straight. There are no surface faults, rough edges, or cracks in the aluminum material utilized for frames.
Your wooden frame can be strengthened most effectively by adding a coating of steel to stop them from fracturing. Your door will no longer be kicked in. High-gauge steel must be positioned above the door frame during installation and fastened using lengthy screws. It serves to strengthen the attachment and make it more difficult to split the two if the door jamb’s connection to the door is reinforced. This might be a piece of steel or timber that is firmly screwed into the door’s frame.
- FIBERGLASS DOOR FRAMES
The hard fiberglass door material compresses during the winter, which can cause cracks and occasionally the complete collapse of some cheap and low-quality fiberglass entry doors. These imperfections in the doors’ look allow chilly wind to enter the residence through cracks like these. To fix this problem,
- Make a tiny incision at each edge of the crack using a drill.
- Look at the crack.
- To make sure the crack is clean and dry, wipe it with a dry cloth.
- Using a plastic applicator, fill the crack with a sizable volume of fiberglass epoxy resin.
- Give the epoxy a day to dry.
- VINYL DOOR FRAMES
Vinyl is renowned for both its remarkable performance and the little care it requires. This is why most people consider it to be an energy-efficient option for framing. Typically, PVC and UV stabilizers are used to create the vinyl used on door frames. This mixture gives it a lot of stability and toughness. It has extraordinary strength and resistance, as well as insulating capabilities. Vinyl door frames typically have their frame and frame corners soldered. By doing so, a water-tight seal is made, protecting it against force entrance cracking.
Considering all the above-mentioned key points, to ensure that the door frame can resist forced entry, it is crucial to reinforce it. To stop the door frame from splitting, it is best to add a layer of steel. The door jamb, the flat area that goes vertically up each side of the door frame and contains the striking plate, should be covered with steel. Other than that the greatest and easiest thing you can do to improve your door frame strength is to just discard the standard 1/2 inch screws that have been put in by the manufacturer and swap them with 3′′ to 3.5′′ screws. Anyone with experience using a power drill may complete this task quite easily.
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