How to Make Your Shed Burglar Proof

Shed doors are usually mounted in place with surface-mounted hinges. These hinges are nice, strong and easy to install.

The problem is they’re not that secure; even if you have a good padlock on the door, someone could just come with a wrench, take out the screws and pull the door right off.

The solution is to remove one screw from each hinge and replace it with a carriage bolt. A carriage bolt has a rounded head and someone can’t use a wrench to take it off. 

So, on the inside, you just put on a washer and nut and tighten it up. There’s no way someone could take that hinge off and bust into your shed.

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  1. I have a metal shed with metal sliding doors with a plastic mechanism that i have a lock on, it has 4 holes in it for locks two at the top two at the bottom on each door the bottom lock hole cracked so i had to put the lock on the top now what should i do…??

    thanks 10-25-19/3:55 PM

  2. I would recommend two nuts instead of one. With the nuts tightened against each other, the bolt won’t be able to be removed as easily as with only one nut. With only one, it is possible to loosen the bolt from the outside if the nut is pulled tight against the washer when loosening.

    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the Today’s Homeowner community!
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