Steel latch plate of door securityThe first task to be done was the entrance doors and locks. The first door was the front door. The hardware in the door was cheap and the hole for it was cut too big. I removed the old hardware and cut 16 gauge metal plates with the correct hole size. I did some work to the jamb and the latch and lock now look good and are secure.

The door into the back porch was latched with a simple external deadbolt which was hard to open and close. I removed this and cut two metal plates with the correct sized hole, installed new hardware, and reworked the jamb. The door now works well and looks much better. There are other doors in the house which need attention and I will do eventually.