Fixing a door that sticks could be as easy as turning a few screws or shimming a hinge. Step 1: Use a screw driver to tighten all of the door hinge screws. If the door was sagging because of a loose hinge, this simple step will fix your problem. Step 2: If the hinges still…


Painting a Front Door If your front door is faded and peeling or you are just in the mood for change, a fresh coat of paint is a quick way to improve your home’s curb appeal. Step 1: Whether you choose to remove the door and place it on a pair of saw horses or…


The Key to Replacing an Existing Lock Set If you have a dysfunctional or out dated door lock set, replacing it can be an easy and cost effect way to improve the look and functionality of your existing door. The two basic types of residential lock sets are commonly referred to as either mortise or…


Install Bronze Weather Strip V-shaped metal weather stripping or rolled spring seal weather strip is by far the most efficient means to weather proof your exterior doors. Though costlier and more difficult to install than traditional foam weather strip, this original type of weather strip is worth the extra effort. Step 1: Place the edge…


Installing a Door Sweep Evident from its name, a door sweep attaches to the bottom edge of your exterior door and literally sweeps along the floor as you open and shut the door. Door sweeps come in a variety of colors and thicknesses. Select one that has thicker vinyl at the bottom and best matches…


Quick Fix for an Interior Door That Won’t Shut If you live in an older home with wooden doors chances are one or more of your doors no longer latches when it shuts.  A quick fix for this is to move the strike plate over a little bit. Step 1:  Use a screw driver to…