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4-9/16 in. x 83 in. Everstrike Reversible Exterior Jamb Leg

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  • Adds strength to an existing frame for resisting forced entry
  • Includes security strike plate, jamb leg, and necessary hardware
  • Designed to be installed in left-hand or right-hand doors
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Product Details

The EverStrike Security Jamb is reinforced with a patent-pending strike plate that increases the resistance to forced entry. Tests have shown that using the EverStrike Security Jamb with a standard ANSI-3 lock set increases their effectiveness to match more expensive ANSI 1 lock sets. The EverStrike Security Jamb is the perfect replacement jamb to use for repairs, or during remodels of doorways. It looks and feels like a standard wood exterior jamb, and is completely reversible, so it can be applied in left-hand, or right-hand doorways. Instructions are included.
  • Reversible jamb can be set in left-hand, or right-hand door ways
  • Security strike plate and hardware included
  • Primed, and ready to paint
  • Ideal to use as a replacement jamb
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Note: product may vary by store
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  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

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Q:How much of a gap do I need between the stud and the jamb to accommodate the reinforcing strike plates? The tab turned 90 degrees makes them appear to be thicker the 16 gauge galvannealed steel.
by|Oct 15, 2022
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A:  Hi Mikey95, the “tab” of each plate is inserted into the latch and deadbolt bore holes so it doesn’t protrude into the space between the back of the jamb and the studs of the rough door opening. The screw heads likewise sit within the channel cut into the back of the jamb and thus don’t protrude either. Net result is only the thickness of the plates (1/16”) actual reduces the clearance between the back of the jamb and rough opening. As the rough opening for a 36” wide door should be 38”, you should have at least 3/16” of gap on both sides between the backs of the jambs and the rough opening. Unless your rough opening is narrower than normal you should run into a clearance problem. If you have additional questions, we will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you.

by|Oct 26, 2022
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    Q:what type of metal and finish is hardware?
    by|Aug 14, 2022
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    A:  Hi Linda, the metal security bar and strike plate are made of galvannealed 16 gauge steel. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Thank you!

    by|Aug 15, 2022
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      Q:Can this be used on a French Door Entry way?
      by|Jan 29, 2022
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      A:  Hi Mike G, thanks for the question. Since most French doors either have a mull post between them or another form of latching, this particular jamb leg won't work in a traditional French door system. These jamb legs are designed to be installed in a door frame where the lock jamb (the jamb leg with strike plates) is attached to a stud wall. French doors either close and latch to a mull post between the two doors, or latch to the opposing door itself, and these jamb legs will not work in that situation. If you have additional questions, we will reply as quickly as we can. Thank you.

      by|Jan 31, 2022
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        Customer Reviews

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        We are very happy with this product
        EVERMARK 4-9/16 in. x 83 in. Everstrike Reversible Exterior Jamb Leg, White we are very happy with this New exterior jamb We feel it will bring extra security to our home And the jam is a perfect match to the rest of our door. You can see how durable and well-built this product is. It definitely helps to have a reversible gym so you don’t have to worry if you know what where are your door swings. It will go to either side.
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        Response from Steve VibertNov 29, 2021
        Hi Ken, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear you are satisfied with your projects end result! SureWood-LNL
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        Great way to repair or strengthen your outside door jamb
        If your door has been broken in and the jamb (frame) damaged, this is a good product to repair it – or if not broken (yet), to strengthen it. The principle is that the replacement jamb, that your door closes against, is replaced by a new one that incorporates metal plates behind where the lock striker plates mount. So, the striker plate attachment is reinforced to resist impacts to the door. It is designed to accommodate 2 striker plates spaced 5.5” to 6.1” apart. The door frame section is well made and finished and appears that it would significantly strengthen a door against forced entry. Normally the only things that resist a door being forced open are the screws attaching the lock striker plate(s) to the wooden door frame. But with this product those striker plates are bolted to corresponding plates screwed to the rear of the wooden jamb, so a lot more force would be needed to break the door frame wood. But before you buy it, check the dimensions of your existing door jamb to make sure it will fit. In my case I was out of luck. The replacement jamb is 4.6” overall, with the strip behind where the door closes 2.47” wide. My door outside door frame jambs were both 6.1” overall with the strip behind the door 3.95”. So, it was too narrow. Also, if your door frame is varnished, this product is not suitable as it is white. While it can be painted, it isn’t suitable for staining. Installation is non-trivial, as the existing door jamb must be removed to be replaced, which in turn requires removal of the trim around it. But there are some helpful YouTube videos on how to do this. And note that the replacement jamb is reversible (it can be used for left- or right-opening doors), has pre-mounted weatherstrip, and can be cut to length.
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        Response from Steve VibertNov 29, 2021
        This is a fantastic review! Thank you for taking the time to write this. We are thrilled to hear you are pleased with your projects outcome. SureWood-LNL
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        Great Door Jamb
        I got this to enhance the security of my garage's rear door for a project I have lined up next spring. This does take some carpentry skills. All door trim and the existing jam needs to be removed. Then line up the new jamb's reinforced strike plates with the latches and bolts on the door. Then replace the trim, caulk and touch up the area with paint. The jamb comes with a good weather strip seal already installed on it so the door fits tight and make it more secure. Good product, a lot of work but it is worth installing.
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        Response from Steve VibertNov 7, 2021
        Hi Carl, thank you for taking the time to review our product! We are happy to hear you are satisfied with your projects end result! SureWood-LNL
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        Strong and solid
        I got this item to strengthen by door jams as they were getting old and worn. I used on the door going into my house from the garage and they worked very good. The instructions were step by step and really helped. The wood jam is very well made fit well and you can cut to size as I did need to take some off. The metal jam is quite strong and improved the tightness and security of my door. It does take a little more work as you need to remove the old frame and drill holes for you door jams. Everything is adjustable so you can easlity fit to your needs.
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        Response from Steve VibertNov 7, 2021
        Hi Kmbrt, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you loved our product and it worked perfect for your needs! SureWood-LNL
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        Secure Jamb
        I got this to enhance the security of my home's front door to make a forced entry more difficult. Installation of this jamb was very involved so I would not recommend it to anyone with no carpenter skills. I had to remove all my door trim and cut out the existing jamb. Then I lined up the new jamb's reinforced strike plates with the latches and bolts on the door. After a tedious time getting everything installed, I replaced the trim but now I need to caulk and touch up the area with paint. The jamb comes with a good weather strip seal already installed on it so the door fits tight and when I try to move the door when it is closed I can feel that it is more secure. Good product but a lot of work installing.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 15, 2021
        Hi Mark, thanks for your review. Congratulations on a successfully completed project! SureWood-LNL
        GOOD SECURITY !
        This security jam leg is the perfect way to quickly add more security to your entry ways for new construction but can also be used to upgrade your existing door ways, with a little more work. I like that the thick metal plates are mounted behind the jam for a cleaner more finished look.Once mounted there's not much more to do other as it comes complete with a white finish and a quality door gasket. Plates can be adjusted as needed and jam can be used with either left or right opening doors.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 8, 2021
        Hi Danny, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear you are satisfied with our product! SureWood-LNL
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        This jam takes some skill to install
        The instructions that come with the jam are limited and are the same as the ones on the HD website. There is a link on the instruction sheet for “more detailed instructions” but the link goes nowhere. There is also a QR code on the instruction sheet that leads to a website, but neither the detailed instructions nor installation video come up. The faceplates can accommodate door that have between 5-1/4” to 6-1/4” center-to-center between the latch and dead bolt. Anyhow, this jam is a pleasant surprise as I did not know it existed. It is exactly what I needed to replace the jam on a brand-new door on our cabin. That new door—with three dead bolt locks—was the victim of a break-in a week after I installed it. See photos of the splintered jam and my temporary repairs. The wooden jam comes primed but blank so it will be necessary to drill holes for the deadbolt and latch and mortise the visible latch plates. The face plates and U-bar will be concealed behind the jam. It will also be necessary to re-rabbet the jam to receive the head. I pulled the old door out, disassembled the old jam, cut the replacement jam to match the old jam, painted the areas of raw wood and screwed it to the top jam and threshold in 15 minutes. Including removal and reinstallation of the door and frame, the whole process took and hour. I did install a single new ANSI 1 dead bolt. Also, I recommend that additional and longer screws be installed through three holes in the bar on both sides of the face plates instead of the short screws provided that only go into the jam. Pilot holes should be drilled through the jam from the back side before reinstallation. It occurred to me that if you have a new door, it would be simple to install the EverStrike hardware on it if it was available separately. (I could not find just the hardware.) You would need to route a 7/8” wide by ¼” deep groove in the back of the lock side jam for the U-bar. It would not need to be the full length of the jam, just long enough for the bar. The product is made in China.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 7, 2021
        Hi Greensyn, thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to be so detailed and are thrilled to hear you are happy with your project's end result. I have sent this to our marketing department to look into the QR Code and instructions! SureWood-LNL
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        1 found this review helpful
        Convenient kit for replacing door jamb
        EVERMARK 4-9/16 in. x 83 in. Everstrike Reversible Exterior Jamb Leg, White adds strength to doors increasing resistance to forced entry. A remodel is a great time to install this jamb. You can also select this jamb for an upgrade when the door needs repairs. All installation hardware is included and the jamb is reversible to install on either side of the door. It comes primed, ready to paint. It looks great and replacing an old jamb with this one is definitely an upgrade. Nice.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 6, 2021
        Hi Phil, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are happy to hear you are satisfied with our product! SureWood-LNL
        • Recommended
        Read carefully.
        Let's start off with this is an advanced DIY project , Not as simple as installing a strike plate . The product is of good materials and could work for various applications. The wood is pre primed the hardware is ample for installation of the strike plates but you will need to provide mounting materials for the jamb itself. Be aware you need to remove your old strike plate jam ! This itself if the biggest part of the job. I'm also not too keen on the finished results as the plates are very industrial looking with exposed screws. All in all a good kit if this is what you're looking for and should provide a solid secure Frame when done.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 6, 2021
        Hi FrankieG, thank you very much for taking the time to review our product. We are happy to hear you are satisfied! SureWood-LNL
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        Seriously Reinforced
        I love the reinforced strike plates. If you live in an area, where doors get kicked in, and already have a good solid door, this is a great cheap solution to prevent it from happening again. Before I start a project, I read the instructions. If they are inadequate, I go online and look for videos. For this, the included instructions are too minimal. Terms like 'remove' and 'measure', but no directions on 'How To'? If you know how to remove a jam, and measure holes for strike plates, then they are pointless. If you do not know how to, they are useless. I was hoping there would be an Installation Video. I scanned the QR Code on the Instructions. It brought me to their website, but I see no videos under 'Installation Videos'. I logged into my PC, and went to their website, but still no video. I searched YouTube, and did find an Evermark video called 'Meet Everstrike' (see attached), which does show highlights of installation. So, I figured there must be a full video. I watched Evermarks other 4 YouTube videos, but they are what the company does and other products. On the positive, at 83" it is plenty long for most doors, it is reversible and primed white. l would prefer it not having an insulation strip. In my experience, it is better to have the same insulation on all sides of the door, for even wear and fit. Not a quick fix, but great price for a long-term solution.
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        Response from Steve VibertOct 6, 2021
        Hi TheDogsCar, thank you very much for your review! I have escalated the callout for videos to our marketing department! We are happy to hear you are satisfied with our product! SureWood-LNL
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