Originally Posted by dolfan
I am in a manufactured house and the back door is not solid door. I want to get a better door but right now i can't.There is nothing i can do is there to make it stronger is there? I want to get longer screws for the hinges but they are gold so can i get longer screws in gold? What about those braces (don't know the name) that sticks out around the door knobs that help keep them from being pried? It has a dead bolt on both front and back doors and a slide lock on back door. What else can i do? thanks
Unfortunately a large portion of the strength in a door comes from the frame the door is installed into. A manufactured home doesn't have a lot of rigidity and strength in the frame. I think it would be impossible to keep someone out honestly if they wanted to pry their way into your house. Everyone's suggestions seem on point though, reinforce the area around the strike plate with longer screws, reinforce the hinges with longer screws, perhaps install a security door as well?