Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 49
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Do As expected, pro install required
The security door was as expected. No screen, which I would have preferred, but I knew before buying.
Due to the length of the one way screws, and the difficult nature of "redos" I would consider professional installation a requirement. We are generally handy around the house, but that was not enough! If you want to install thru home depot they want to order it, so order directly at your own risk!
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Will You'd better read this first
I installed two of these doors and both were pried open today, less than two weeks after installation. The doors provide no security whatsoever. The problem is that they have two pieces, the door body and then a vertical bar which has the hole for the deadbolt. It is very easy to pry this apart from the door so the deadbolt just comes out of the hole. If you have two people you can actually do it just by pulling manually. Do not waste your time and money installing these doors so that you can then have a false sense of security for the short period of time until you are broken into again.
January 21, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tuppence not quite as advertised
The door is nice, but is NOT hinged in the middle to allow access to both sides, as advertised. It is, and must be, firmly anchored on one side with the other one able to open. The door itself is sturdy, which is expected, and looks nice, but we were unpleasantly surprised to discover the scroll work is not the same quality as the rest of the door and will bend rather easily.
Still, it does what it was bought to do, so that's the important thing. Still, it would be awfully nice to be able to wash the outside of the stationary half of the sliding glass door a bit more easily!
October 16, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch The product is a good one but is incomplete.
The product is of good construction but it needs a security strip near the center L bracket on the door nob side of the door. On both sides of the door needs security screens. The bottom L bracket needs to be pointed down on the outside of the bottom frame so it can be bolted to the concrete. The L brackets hole should be drill one inch from the end of the tab.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LiLou does the job, looks good
Much less cost than custom, but is hollow rather than solid steel. Gives the security I need for a bedroom door that I want to leave open at night for the cool breeze.
Note: Passive side does not open, both sides do not open as described. Not a problem for my application
September 6, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by peewee door perfect
had easy time to install fit and finish is good. workmanship is good . color fits my needs
July 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justme very satisfied
One afternoon someone walked up to a neighbors patio door, smashed in the glass, walked in, and walked out with a new flat screen TV, leaving my neighbors to pick up the pieces. I felt way too vulnerable so immediately started looking for a way to avert that from happening to our house and came across this product! Exactly what I had in mind. I ordered and installed and am very pleased with the end result. The price of the unit is very good. However, the shipping charge was expensive (~99$) and took about two weeks. The product quality is very good with the exception of the rushed paint job. I had to use a can of white spray paint to touch up some rust spots and uneven painted areas but not a big deal. I did not use the included security screws because after 4 stores I couldn't find a driver for them and based on other reviews I just tossed them in the loose screw bucket. I used heavy duty 4 inch screws installing with silicone on the threads to enhance seal integrity (as another reviewer suggested). I then used silicon and lock-tight to deface the screw heads. Lastly, I painted the screw heads white to disguise which matches the gate. I installed a lever doorknob so I can still use the screen (clears the knob) with nice weather and feel secure, but rely on a small strand of robust chain (painted white to match) wrapped around (used clear silicone to attach the chain links in convenient position on the mounted frame) the frame near doorknob and a heavy-duty designer combination padlock to secure. This makes it secure and qwik and easy to exit/enter. The design is such that you can modify it any way you want basically, My install is solid, looks nice, and makes a statement. For the money you will not do better. I highly recommend this as an investment to your home. Now I worry less while away and the beach will feel that much better!
February 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joying Just the right security door!
I knew I had the right security door for my patio door. It closes halfway only just like the sliding door. . The only thing I have to use two different lock sets without knob or else you cannot really close the door. It is gonna bump your sliding door. One lock set you can lock and unlock from inside and can be picked from outside to unlock. I have to get another lockset that has a keyhole so you can only lock and unlock either inside or outside with a key. I chose a deadbolt. It works perfectly. I love the most is I can lock my security door when I am at the backyard without worrying someone may enter my house thru the patio door.
April 14, 2015