How to Install An Entry Door
Prehung doors for your entryway come in several different styles but all use the same basic methods for installation. Entry doors can be very heavy, make sure you enlist some help before you begin installation.
What You Need
Tools: metal snips, hammer, caulk gun, nail set, pencil, level, circular saw, chisel for wood, handsaw, drill and bits.
Materials: drip edge, wood shims, building paper, casing nails, entry door kit, silicone caulk, fiberglass insulation.
STEP 1 : Remove the door ...
How To Install A Garage Door Opener
Before you purchase a garage door opener, you should know that there are 4 different type to openers. Each with different benefits. Garage door opener come in chain, belt, screw and direct drive.
1. Belt drive mechanism: Considered the one of quieter option. These units rely on a belt that can break. They are priced at $200 and up. This design uses rubber belts to open the door.
2. Chain drive mechanism: By far the most popular and affordable opening device. These are usually the nosiest ...
How To Install A Garden Window
Found often in kitchens, garden windows can also be an attractive option for most any room in your house. With a projection out from the wall of 16 inches to 24 inches garden windows can add a lot of space to a room. The boxy design and glass roof make them a great place for growing plants or as a collectibles display area. Garden windows also usually include front or side opening windows which allow for ventilation and are often available in awning or casement styles. Home stores usually ...
How To Select A Hinged Door
Hinged doors are probably about 80% of the door market. Some special areas require storm, pocket or sliding doors but the bulk of the doors are standard hinged. Hinged doors can be purchased pre-hung allowing for a quick installation by most home owners. A properly sized pre-hung door does not the use of trim saw during the installation so you can get a professional look with just a few basic tools.
Hinged doors come in many different constructions types, materials, styles, and designs.
Storm Door Selection: How To Chose The Best
Storm doors are a second door that is attached to the molding surrounding an exterior doors. They come with either screen and glass panels. Many storm doors have interchangeable panels that can be changed depending on the season and the needs of the user. Along the bottom, most doors have a sweep (flexible strips) designed to keep moisture, dirt and outside air from entering your home at the threshold.
Storm doors can be installed for several reasons.
They can allow addition light into a ...
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