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Doors & Windows

Doors and windows are both decorative and functional elements in your home, requiring the DIY skills of a seasoned handyman and the eye of an inspired designer to get right. Follow these project instructions and handy tips for installing, removing, repairing, and upgrading your doors and windows.


Doors & Windows

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All About Doors: Browse these projects, tips and ideas for all the doors in your home for ways to make them energy efficient, update the hardware and repair closing issues. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

How to Fix a Door Latch: When a house settles, doors sometimes stop latching properly because one side of the frame has sagged. You can fix the problem easily with a rotary tool and a metal-cutting bit. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

How to Fix a Door Latch

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Making New Window Stools: Cutaway diagram of a typical window with window stool. www.familyhandyma...

Making New Window Stools

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Tips for Working with PVC Trim: Bend it to Fit - Treat it right and PVC trim will last forever. Use these tips for installing PVC trim the right way. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Tips for Working with PVC Trim

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Replace Your Weather Strip: Install a door bottom weather strip to wooden doors for an effective and almost invisible airtight seal and to stop drafts. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Replace Your Weather Strip

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Install the crown molding. Over the Door Display Shelf Plans: www.familyhandyma...

Over the Door Display Shelf Plans

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Window Repair: Learn to fix all the problems with your windows with these window repair articles and tips. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

10 Safe Home Security Tips: Integrate wireless door and window alarms into a home security system. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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House Insulation: Winter Curtains - here's how to prevent heat loss through your windows this winter: community.familyh...

DIY Video: How to Replace a Door or Window Screen - If you have a damaged window or door screen, we'll show you how to make a simple repair. You don't need to buy a new frame - all you need is a replacement screen. Watch: www.familyhandyma...

10 Safe Home Security Tips: Installing pin locks on double-hung windows is a good home security tip. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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Safe Home Security Tips. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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  • Kevin Dodgion
    Kevin Dodgion

    Most every police department also recommends planting holly bushes under your first floor windows. They're attractive, hearty, low maintenance and hurt like hell against exposed skin. Criminals tend to look for easier and more hospitable targets than windows flanked with sharp needle-like leaves.

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs: Determine the wire diameter so you can buy the right spring for the overhead door repairs. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs: With the torsion tube clamped, disconnect the lift cables and move on to the next step of the overhead door repair. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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How to Repair a Sliding Door: Simple repairs make sliding doors good as new Read more: www.familyhandyma...

How to Repair a Sliding Door

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10 Safe Home Security Tips: The best home security tip for doors is to replace short strike plate screws with 3-in. ones. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs: When you order the spring for the overhead door repair you'll need to know the handing of the spring. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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You need to understand how the garage door lift system works before attempting any overhead door repairs.

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs: Continue the overhead door repair by connecting the stationary cones to the center bracket. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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How to Raise an Adjustable Entry Door Threshold: Seal out drafts by raising the adjustable threshold on your exterior door Read more: www.familyhandyma...

How to Raise an Adjustable Entry Door Threshold

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Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs: Tighten the drums for the overhead door. Read more: www.familyhandyma...

Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

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10 Safe Home Security Tips: Install a second patio door lock. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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10 Safe Home Security Tips: Make sliding doors in your home more secure with anti-jacking screws. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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10 Safe Home Security Tips: A simple peephole can improve home security. Get the tips: www.familyhandyma...

Safe Home Security Tips

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