The (2) most common factors preventing a doorway reinforcement kit from working on your doorway are:
CHALLENGE: The doorway fits too tightly
When the door is closed, a gap of approximately 0.25” separates the door from the door frame. A challenge of any doorway reinforcement kit is that the collective width of all of its components cannot exceed the width of that gap; else, the door will or close too tightly and not operate properly.
ANSWER: Because Door Devil’s patent–pending arch & fillet design; we can use a thinner steel than competitors yet still withstand 2,000 lbs of force ; a combination of strength, function and form no competitor can match.
CHALLENGE: Lock spacing
A reinforcement plate must accommodate the spacing of your striker bolt and deadbolt. While most doorways are 5.50” apart (as this is standard); some are different. Door Devil’s configuration offers the widest array of spacings.
ANSWER:Door Devil will accommodate any lock spacing between 0 and 15” (on center).