Installation guide for Existing doors
Follow these instructions to install the KIKGARD Shield on your existing interior and exterior doors. Basic handyman skills are required when modifying an existing door
Run a razor knife down door’s interior and exterior casing to loosen the caulking.
Using a thin edged prying device, remove the interior and exterior casing.
Once the casing is removed, you will see airspace behind the jamb and in front of the jack stud.
Start from the back of the jamb. And on center of the strike plate, mark a line 1/2 inch wide and 6 inches long.
Using a chisel or router, remove 1/16 of wood from the area you marked in step 4. Don’t worry if this part is not perfect, like the KIKGARD Shield, it will not be seen once casing is replaced.
Insert the KIKGARD Shield, flanges facing toward the door, through into the air space, between the jack stud and jamb. If you find you need more room, you can pry the jamb away from the wall or remove some wood.
Pull the KIKGARD Shield forward into the mortised slots. Screw in place using the provided screws.
Attach the door casing and you are done. Once you are done, your door will appear like a normal door. No ugly large metal plates to take away from the appearance of your door.