siwel wrote:Just another idea. Last week I went to a structure fire and was tasked with forcing entry on the house's front door adjacent to the fire room. Well it kicked my butt:) I usually can take a door in a hit or two, but I had to get a halligan and the engineer to help. UGH!!! Anyway the door jam was all plexiglas. with a piece of 1X3, screwed not nailed, as the trim piece inside the house. So maybe someone else has experience with plexi or another type of plastic???
We used Lexan at a glass shop I worked at years ago. A piece of 1/2" Lexan is seriously tough, 3/4" is darned near indestructible.
In the middle of all my remodeling I haven't got the opportunity to do the door armor upgrade yet, but tonight I did swap out the little 3/4" long screws that come factory in the door jamb for some 2 1/2" deck screws. Definitely tougher than what was in there. Gotta finish fixing another door yet and install deadbolts. The other door is the one that was kicked in during a break-in right after my fiance bought this house. The alarm system ran them off and they didn't take anything but the door has been screwed shut ever since in the meantime.