Forum Title: how to fix broken door jam
In a recent high winds, my storm door wasn't properly shut and blew open ripping the door bar (on the bottom keeps storm door from closing to fast - can hold door open - sorry not up on the technical jargon) off the door jam - screws and all. It took part of the door jam with it. How do I fix this? Thanks for the help!
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: WILLIE BARKER (Warren, OH), 01/27/2019

Since it is an Overhead, I have to assume that they have properly engineered the door, and the installer did not skimp. A lot of assumptions, so ask the installer and Overhead. Extra security is only a waste of money if it is never used, but by then it is too late. Depends on what is on the other side of the door.

- DWIGHT LOVE (Winston Salem, NC), 02/06/2019

Broken Door Jamb

- DEAN SANTOS (Lawrence, MA), 02/18/2019

Besides using the patch method of covering up the damaged area and then using longer screws that reach the stud, you could also possibly relocate the storm door closer to a different location. Besides the wind being the only culprit, I would also be willing to bet that there was no storm door safety chain installed near the top of the door. I've noticed that many of the storm doors I've been installing lately have not been coming with this important piece of hardware, which is supposed to prevent the door from opening any wider than 90 degrees, bending the storm door closer rod, or ripping out the closer bracket, as you have experienced. So in addition to fixing the damaged spot, be sure you've got a storm door safety chain installed so that this doesn't happen again!

- Michael Jordan (Chicago, IL), 03/04/2019

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