Ours have multiple panes. An intruder would have to break several panes
and the muntins. If I'm not there........I'm insured.
If I *am* there, by the time the intruder gained access I would have my
40 S&W ready to discourage further intrusion.
And......Texas has the Castle Doctrine.
It makes a big difference when filing the claim. With the broken door
that is no questioning the "breaking" and entering.
Yes it will damage your house but do you leave your doors unlocked.
Of course I am the type that when I had my convertible and parked it
with the top down, would lock the doors.
The shims are installed between the door frame and studs to allow the
door to be properly aligned (level and true) and to maintain that
alignment. They're hidden under the trim.
A shim can also be installed under the strike plate to raise it, but
usually when someone is talking about door shims it's the material
between door frame and studs.
Puck, Thank you for the explanation.
The trim is already off (you may recall that I'm "remodeling"),
and there are no shims. I actually tried putting things in there to
make the door stay closed in the winter. Two fingers works for instance.
However, I looked closely today, and the door fits the frame perfectly
now. It was probably hung in May, 1972. Seriously. : )
It sounds like your jamb is bowing outward in the winter, so you'll need
something to support the jamb and keep it from moving. Shims from the
hardware store, installed properly, should fix that problem.
I've got a basement door that does the same thing, I'm going to have to
see if my suggestion works there as well... Another thing on the todo
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