Doors & Windows

How To – Pricing Garage Doors Which Features Will Cost More

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    There are many considerations when selecting the right garage door for your home and one of the most important ones is price. When selecting a door you want to compare the features available between the lines from the same manufacturer and then use those specifications when you compare doors from other manufacturers.

    You may find that the design features that one company offers are not available from other companies but basic features will be available …

    How To – Installing a Sliding Glass Door

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      There are 2 difficult parts of installing an exterior sliding glass or pre-hung french door set.
      The first and most important is that you will probably need help to position the door in the opening. Although you can probably get the delivery people to place the door near the opening when they drop it off if you bribe them or if the company provides that service the weight of the door is pretty much …

      Measuring for Window Replacement

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        When ordering your new windows you will need accurate measurments to match your existing openings.

        Remember to make a small map of your home and give each window location a lable. > Kitchen East Wall Left, Kitchen East Wall Center, Kitchen East Wall Right …

        Most windows within the same home and room are similar sizes but in older homes you never know so labeling and measuring each window is necessary.

        For Brick homes
        you will need to make a measurment from outside your …

        Installing a Wood Screen Door

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          Wood screen doors can be very inexpensive like the model we will be in stalling or can cost well over $100. Unlike aluminum or vinyl screen doors they are mostly suited for an auxiliary door like a garage or porch door.

          First check the opening of the door jam that you will be attaching it to and make sure that the one you purchase is within reasonable size.

          You will most likely have to fit your door …

          Installing Retractable Doorstops

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            During the summer season it’s nice to keep a few doors or windows open to provide cross ventilation. However there are times when the breeze gets a little too strong and your door will slam shut. Instead of resorting to piles of shoes or cans of juice to keep your door open you can install a retractable doorstop that will provide both …

            How To – Painting A Steel Door Exterior Door

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              Steel Exterior Doors are used on many homes for Fire protection on doorways connected to a built in garage and also exit doors.

              Steel Doors can come in a simple flat face or can be detailed to resemble wood doors with set in panels and some may even have a simulated grain texture.

              The great benefit of Steel is that the door will expand and contract very evenly and this is important when your door gets …

              How To – Repairing A Rotted Exterior Door Jam Molding

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                All wood products will eventually decay and in this howto we will cover how you can repair a rotted door jam and molding.

                The first thing you have to do is find the problem. When decay sets in on painted surfaces you will often find that the piece will look relatively ok from the outside but because the non-painted surfaces may have absorbed water over months and years the damage is likely to happen from …

                How To – KwikSet SmartKey Locks And Tools

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                  KwikSet recently came out with a new lock feature called the SmartKey.

                  If your lock set has this feature it means re-keying the lock to work with different keys is now a matter of seconds instead of minutes and removal and disassembly of the door lock is no longer necessary in all cases.

                  The process seems pretty straight forward.

                  If you are knowledgeable about standard lock sets you know that the key you insert into your lock …

                  How To – Painting Wood Doors

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                    With proper maintenance a wood door can last as long as metal alternatives.

                    As with any other painting project prep work is 70% of the job. The actual painting of the door will not take long but you should follow a few basic steps to get the best finish.

                    First you must decide if you can remove the door. This is the best option because it will give you easy …

                    Choosing Door Locks and Knobs

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                      There are many reasons that you may need to upgrade or change your door locks. One of the main reasons is when you purchase a new home. Another is when you are remodeling and changing your doors. Whatever the reason you should always purchase the best quality lock set that you can afford.

                      So what features should you look for when making your purchase?
                      Testing the products at your home center is one of the best ways …