Doors & Windows

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 …

              Windows and Door Manufacturers

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                Anderson Windows and Doors
                100 Fourth Ave. North
                Bayport, MN 55003-1096
                V: (651) 264-5910

                Atrium Windows and Doors
                3890 West Northwest Hwy
                Suite 500
                Dallas, TX 75220
                V: 214-630-5757

                Boman Kemp Basement Window Systems
                2393 S 1900 W
                Ogden, UT 84401-3215
                V: 801-731-0615

                CertainTeed Corporation
                750 E. Swedesford Road
                Valley Forge, PA 19482 …

                Window Blind Manufacturers

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                  There are many Local window blind manufacturers
                  The following list is for large national manufacturers that sell through chains or retail

                  Bali Blinds www.baliblinds.com

                  Graber Blinds www.graberblinds.com

                  Hunter Douglas  www.hunterdouglas.com

                  Levolor www.levolor.com