They both have one minor problem. It is difficult to
fasten anything to them. I just installed 2 doors, one
steel and one fiberglass. The covering is too thin to
put nails or screws in. there is a section around the
outside where there is a wood frame, that can be used
but it is fairly narrow most of the way. There is
reinforcement where the locks and hinges are, but not
in a good place for fastening things. One of the doors
has a window and I fastened the curtain rod supports
to the outside frame, but had a problem with something
to be held in the middle. I finally used self stick
velcro for that one. The metal door I hung something
using strong magnets. I found some magnets with a
46 lb pull at Graingers for about $10 apiece. That
works as long as the weight isn't too high. If
the weight is very high they will slide.
Otherwise I don't think there is much difference between
If you can find a plate that covers out to the frame around the
door you can screw into that with no big problem.
2 or 3 small screws into the field shouldn't be a problem when
the main edges are put into wood. Otherwise possibly a stick
on kick plate.
How about a 10 pound (4.5 kg) framed poster. And on the
front door I have 3 pound (1.5 kg) door harp.
LOL I have a door harp inside, but it is attached with double backed tape.
I do have a brass kick plate installed on my steel door, and it has
screws all around it. I have not had a problem with it, at all.
On 5/21/2012 6:10 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Thank you. I have tentatively ordered a fiberglass door today. The
guys will be out to measure Weds., and to let me know if my Baldwin
lockset will work with it.
Can a brass door kick plate be attached to a fiberglass door?
On 5/22/2012 4:43 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I have never had to use the double back tape, but then again, I have
never taken it off one door and put onto another. I have some tape on
hand in case the guys need it.
Then, again, I like your idea better. Just use the tape, and set the
screws in the holes. Thanks.
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