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Storm Door Attachment

I have a storm door and the connection at the top will not stay tight enough and the window continues to blow it open. the actual mechanism does not stay tight enough to keep the door tight enough to close all the way. I keep trying to tighten screws but am wondering if I need to adjust the hinges or something else.

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  • aaronwalton Feb 11, 2009

    yes, on the door I have the option of one tight screw hole or a oval shaped opening to put the screw into. Neither one makes things line up right.

  • Dwayne Bowers May 11, 2010

    Is it the top hinge that will not stay tightened? This could cause alignment problems that would cause the door to not operate properly.

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You need to shim in the frame of the storm door

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