Security shutters are installed on the outside of homes over the entry doors to provide protection and ventilation to a home. These doors are generally made of metal and protect the house while offering you the opportunity to open the entry door and leave the door screen closed to allow a breeze to enter the house without the risk of bugs or insects. Installing a security screen door is similar to installing a storm door and, with some instructions; you can get it done in no time.
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Measure the size of the opening over the brick casting mold for the width and from the brick shape down to the floor to the height. Brick mold is the trim that is around the outer door and will be where the security shutters is installed. Record the measurements of both height and width so that the correct door can be installed. Open security door and locate Z-bar. The Z-bar is a piece of metal that is located on the hinge side of the door. Cut the Z-bar with an arc so it’s 3/16 of an inch smaller than the height of the door that is installed.
Set the door in the opening from the outside and place a level on both sides vertically to ensure the door is square and let. Raise the hinges to brick mold and drill a hole through each hole in the hinge. Attach Z-bar and hinge to the door with 2-inch screws. Install the header at the top of the door. Slide it over the top of the door and install it in the pre-drilled holes with screws with a conical head. Cut into the security shutters with an arch file so it’s 8/1 of an inch longer than the door.