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Security door latch is too long

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I have a metal security screen door with a Kwikset door knob. When I close the door, the flat part of the latch contacts the metal frame, so it bounces open unless I twist the knob while closing. This doorframe does not have an angled metal strike plate, like wooden doors do, because that would get in the way of the security plate closing. Is there any way to fix this?

I have another, identical door in the back of the house, and this one closes perfectly. It looks like the only difference is this one has a slightly larger gap between the door and the frame.


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Shim the security plate out a hair or two or adjust the strike plates.Shimming the security plate would be the easiest
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