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Stormchain

A home owner from Chicago says:
If Ihave two closers, one on the top and one at the bottom of the door, do I need to install a storm chain?

My door faces south and opens up so the west wind will take it. I would like to put on the storm chain on but would the chain get in the way of the closer? Any extra stepI can take to sure it does not interfere with the closer?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I do like that you have two door closures. You have a lot of options, honestly, however you definitely don't want to interfere with the closer on top. If you are going to install the chain, take your time. Try to line up the chain before drilling any holes in the door. I'd advise possibly installing the one bracket up into the wood door header, then open and close the storm door while holding the storm door end of the bracket at the top of the door to see the best place to install it without interfering with the operation of the closer.
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