Prep your doors for cold weather and install weatherstripping this weekend
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Earlier this month we discovered that a garage door replacement can net on average a 71% cost return on resale and is one of the top 5 home exterior improvements that give you the most bang for your buck. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your aging/ugly […]
We want to shed some light on a little known danger in the kitchen. Recently a one-year old child was killed when he climbed onto the open door of a stove and the range tipped over and killed him. It’s hard to believe that manufacturers would create a product that […]
This is our biggest Giveaway to date and we’re running it through labor day so you’ve got plenty of time to enter as well as tell all your friends and family (we’ll tell you why later). Crestview Doors is an amazing family-owned and operated business located in Austin, TX. They […]
Over time a door placed in a wood frame will begin to sag causing air leaks around the door and space between the weatherstripping and door frame. Checking the hinge attachments is the first thing you should look at but if everything looks tight give these two tips a try […]
Crestview Doors recently started following us on Twitter and we checked out their work. Very impressive. We love the concept. Take your existing door and give it a mid-century modern twist with their Doorlite Kits. They include instructions for this diy door modification and they have kits to fit almost […]
When building or remodeling a home the interior doors are often an afterthought but they shouldn’t be. Cheap doors on a quality built home suck! But investing a limited budget into solid wood doors isn’t always the smart choice. We’ve followed this debate on Home Construction Improvement regarding hollow-core vs. […]
A reader is having trouble removing the original swinging door between their dining room and kitchen. We have an old house that has a swinging door between the dining room and the kitchen. I want to take this door down but have not been able to figure out how to […]
You can find new and used doors all over Craigslist. Many are cheap, flimsy, interior doors but you’ll also come across some solid gems that were removed from old homes and built from one piece. Often times the heights and widths of these older doors won’t fit into modern door […]
Silvelox Garage Doors are proud of their craftsmanship and expertise in building garage doors for your home that can be showcased or made “invisible”. All of their garage doors are produced by woodworking craftsmen combined with high-tech machinery. Frames are pre-machined using computer-aided systems, but then each is sanded down, […]
imapix No matter how many space heaters you have or how hot your radiator is running, if your home isn’t properly insulated you are in for a long winter. The first place you should star with are your doors and windows. Weatherstripping Windows and Doors [Lowes] Weatherstripping Your Home [Department […]
Kevin McAllister went to some extreme, albeit hilarious, measures to keep the burglars out of his home, but whether you are gone for a weekend or two weeks it only takes 10 minutes of one evening for a thief to run through your belongings.
Pocket doors are those space saving gems that builders often overlook when designing new homes. Pocket doors do not swing out on hinges like traditional doors rather they retract into a “hidden” space within the wall when open and slide out when closed. Installing a pocket door after construction can […]
From the Answers @ Ace section of the Ace website comes a great how-to for framing and hanging doors. This step-by-step will take you through the process. Starting with the framing using 2x4s, hanging then mortising the door for hinges, and finally installing a cylinder lock. Look for a post […]
Let the spring air flow through your house and listen to the birds sing, while keeping out the bugs and pollen. That’s what a screen door will do for you. Here are some sources for building and installing your own. If you are looking for a pre-made door we suggest […]