Our products were designed by an engineer and were made to be a solution and not a patch. Only our solutions reinforce all of the key weak points on a door (Jamb, Lock Area and Hinges). If one of those points is not reinforced, the door can still be kicked in. We make our products out of galvanized steel and powder coat them because cold rolled steel will rust and paint is not durable enough. In short, our products work where others fail. And our products look nice when installed.
We are the innovators of this product category. We developed Door Jamb Armor early on and the product was made for professionals. EZ Armor was designed with the casual do-it-yourselfer in mind. It does not require trim removal or nail cutting and typical installation time is less than 30 minutes.
Yes! EZ was not designed for doors with sidelights. These doors are much different than standard doors and have given our engineers fits. However, after a lot of testing, we developed a set of products for these doors. We also have versions available for doors with only one side light.
Yes! Securing double doors is significantly different than securing other doors because there is no door jamb to anchor to. Securing these doors gave our engineers fits, however we have finally developed a set of products for these doors. Our Double Door set is available in white, aged bronze and satin nickel finishes.
No. You do not need to remove your door…And Yes. You really can install this yourself. EZ Armor can be installed in about 30 minutes by just about anyone. Please view our installation video and if you still do not feel comfortable with installation, we can help you find an installer in your area (see next topic).
Yes. We have established relationships with Mr. Handyman, and other contractors nationwide that can install our products for you. Installation for a basic EZ Armor kit will vary depending on the area and driving distance but will generally cost $60 – $100. A handy neighbor or relative would probably do this for you at a cost of a good meal or a few beers.
YES! We promise that if you use the Jamb Shield without the Door Shields your deadbolt will split your door if your door is kicked! Please understand that your “steel” door is really two thin pieces of steel wrapped around a Styrofoam core. Without the Door Shields, do not expect your door to withstand more than a few well-placed kicks before splitting.
We never thought about protecting our hinges until people started kicking them in! We had only focused on the lock side of the door and then people began kicking our hinges in. We have had numerous customers purchase our product only to call us back and tell us that they had their hinges kicked in because they did not feel like using the hinge shields. If the pieces were not absolutely necessary, we would save you the time and money and simply not make them. We only include two shields because test showed that when two hinges are secured, the third will not move.
Physics! Making the piece longer allows us to make the piece with thinner metal, which means that you do not have to chisel or cut your jamb to install it. Also, the longer piece actually redistributes the force of a kick throughout the length of the stud, which is why it is so effective
Because it isn’t necessary and would cost a lot more. After a lot of testing, we determined that a piece longer than 48 inches was no more effective. Also, doors come in many different sizes, which would create more issues, and shipping a 72″ piece of steel would be a nightmare. All of this would add up to a significantly higher cost for you.
Yes. EZ Armor will work on door jambs of any thickness.
No. Our EZ Armor and Double Door solutions are available in white, satin nickel and aged bronze.