How To Measure For A Surface Mounted Security Door

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  1. Measure the width of the existing wood door.

    • This is the actual width of the door you will order.

  2. Measure the height of the existing wood door.

    • This is the actual height of the door you will order.

  3. Measure the flat molding on either side of and above the door.

    • This is what the surface mounted door frame will be mounted to.

    • You will want to have at least 1.25" width of flat molding.

      • If you do not have this you may have to shim your molding to achieve this flat surface.

General Security Door Specifications

1/2" Square Tub Pickets 1" Square Tube Door Frame
1-1/4¼" Pre-Hung Frame 24 Gauge Perforated Metal Screen
Barrel Type Hinges Decorative Castings or Scrolls