Step 3: Fasten The Rails

fastening the rails to install a storm door
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Remove the clips that secure the door, then open it. To bolster the hinge side, drill more pilot holes into the edge of the casing, through the holes in the hinge-side rail, and drive a screw into each one. Don't overtighten them; doing so could strip the holes or pull the door out of square. Remove all the remaining spacer clips and install the door latch.
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