The illustrations above show the easy installation of 1-2-3 Door Shield® – no tools or special training are needed. Our installation video describes 1-2-3 Door Shield® and demonstrates the ease of installation and re-use.
Important – ensure that door is clean and dust-free before beginning installation. Start by removing the product from the storage carton and grasping 1-2-3 Door Shield® by its handholds. Then simply separate the folded product slightly at the middle and raise it, using your forearms for leverage, while centering the connecting “saddle” over the top of the door. The centering part is important, as this will allow the door to be closed and secured once the 1-2-3 Door Shield® edge fasteners are in place.
Once centered, each side of 1-2-3 Door Shield® can be carefully unfolded. It may be necessary to lower one side, and then swing the door slightly to allow lowering of the opposite side. If door latch hardware has already been installed, 1-2-3 Door Shield® is designed with breakaway flaps to accommodate lever or thumb latch hardware. If latch hardware has not yet been installed, perforated hardware flaps will allow for hardware installation later without removing 1-2-3 Door Shield®. The perforated hardware flaps can be folded back or removed by the hardware installer.
When using 1-2-3 Door Shield® on a door with closer hardware, slit the saddle tape as needed from the hinge side and remove the perforated flaps at the top of the Door Shield. When adapting 1-2-3 Door Shield® for closer hardware, slitting the saddle tape as much as half the door width from the hinge side will not compromise the fit once the hook and loop fasteners are engaged.
When both sides are lowered, again check to ensure that 1-2-3 Door Shield® is centered on the door both horizontally and vertically. When properly installed a gap of about 3/4″ will be visible on the hinge and strike edges of the Door Shield. This small gap will allow the door to be closed and secured without having to remove the Door Shield. Carefully and tightly apply the hook-and-loop edge fasteners on both the jamb and strike edges of the door. Installation is complete!