Screen Storm Door does not shut-tight

Old 08-01-21, 09:36 AM
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Screen Storm Door does not shut-tight

There is 'full-view Glass Aluminum Screen Storm Door at the front side of my house.
Recently, I noticed 'catch/hinge' does not shut tight that happens when closing the storm door from outside, however it's no problem when closing from inside the house.

My son tried to fix to 'shut-tight' jiggling a screw, however it's still the same result.
I'm concerned about this, because it might be 'wreck' storm door when gusty wind 50-60 hits
during windy days.
Is there a way to fix this issue, .... 'shut-tight' both from outside and inside?
Thanks for your advice and suggestion in advance.
Old 08-01-21, 10:23 AM
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First, figure out why the latch isn't latching. Is it because the door closer is closing the door too slowly? Is the latch sticking? Is the latch misaligned with the catch in the door frame?
Old 08-01-21, 12:50 PM
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When closing from the outside, is the main door closed? It could just be an adjustment of the piston and air resistance from the closed door. Note those storm door pistons have two settings, one for winter (usually all glass and one for summer with a screen). It's where you hook the piston to the storm door side. Look for two holes. I believe the inner one is for summer.

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