Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homebuddy Needs a Screen Around the Lockset
It looks beautiful covering my patio door and I am very glad I let Home Depot install it. It looks and feels rock solid. I wish the door had a metal screen, at least the half with the lockset. So, it's not perfect, but I am definitely satisfied. I give it a 9.5 out of 10.
April 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mp06011999 Much better than first thought
First one arrived damaged, but was little problem refusing delivery and waiting for another one. Just be sure to check it over before accepting as it really could be packaged better.
Anyhow, when I first set it up I actually thought it seemed a little less robust than expected. But then I started checking out other people's security doors and soon realized that it was right in line with the norm. It even seems to have a better paint job and closer bars than most. I soon began to see that my 300 dollar security door is nicer than most 1000 dollar custom installs. Hooray!
It went up without any issues. I was able to do the install with no helper. I suggest you take your time and get everything nice and plumb. Two bigs words of advice, OVER DRILL the pilot holes to make the security bolts go in easily and, most importantly, install it with regular removable screws FIRST. Then after it is all set and plumb and just the way you like it held in by only removable screws, do the following one screw / hole / bolt at a time: Remove a screw, pilot drill out the hole and install a security bolt - one by one. This made it so easy to do by myself. You may even want to coat the security bolts with silicone. They will go in easier and not come out easily once the silicone sets. Plus it protects the holes from water. Security bolts are unforgiving. They can break, won't come back out without damage and are a one time use kinda device. A larger pilot hole, getting the bolts in the correct spot the first time and a little silicone lube makes them no problem
My door is more secure, square, plumb and level than anyone else's I have seen. The paint job looks nicer too with the little wrinkle job they do and the bars are close enough to prevent kids from fitting through. All in all, I am very satisfied!
September 8, 2011