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What type of door frame material is superior in strength?

2 months ago

Recently, the upper door frame on my side door became damaged, because the pressure of our door closer damaged the wooden frame, ripping out the screws. Now I need to replace the upper portion of the door frame & reattach the door closer.

Should I be replacing it with a wooden door frame, or a PVC door frame? Which material is stronger & can withstand the pressure? Also, should I be using a toggle bolt to attach the arm of the door closer to the upper part of the door frame, for added strength? Should I be using any type of mounting plate?

My contractor just used screws, and this is what happened. In desperate need of advice fast!


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