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  • Door Stops

    There are lots of different door stops on the market. Some serve just to keep the door handle from going through the wall. Others have clamps or magnets on them to keep the door open, especially when the wind tends to slam it shut. I really like the one in the photo because of its round shape, ...
  • DOORS

    Doors are large openings in the wall which fall somewhere between windows and walls as far as the heat losses go. You can lose as much heat through a door leading to an unheated garage or basement as you can through the front door.It is now common to buy insulated metal or fiberglass doors th...
  • I'VE WEATHER-STRIPPED MY DOORS BUT THEY STILL LEAK. WHY?

    Doors warp with changes in climate, so good weather-stripping should be compressible to take into account small warp differences between day and night, and adjustable to take into account a larger warp movement that starts in the fall and returns in the spring.Doors, like windows, usually have ai...
  • CAN I INSULATE DOORS?

    You can either insulate the existing doors yourself or buy insulated doors.Often a door to an unheated garage or basement was never intended to keep the heat in. In addition to weather-stripping these doors, add insulation to the outside. Foam panels are the easiest way to do this, but they ...
  • ARE DOUBLE DOORS WORTH WHILE?

    Double doors, like double windows, can help a great deal to save heat, but first, two considerations:-- The tighter of the two doors (better weather-stripping, better door) must be on the inside when the doors are on the same frame as moisture must escape outward.-- Glass storm doors must not b...
  • Fix or replace door locks.

    Metal reinforcing plates exist that allow you to strengthen broken or weak doors, right in the area where the latches and locks are installed. This material was from Schlage Locks.I also showed a neat way to use a hole saw to cut a hole just slightly offset from an existing hole, something usual...
  • Can I cut in a door where the basement window is presently?

    Ed and Shirley from Dundas, Ontario want to put a door into the basement right where there is presently a window. Can they do it?If the door is the same width as the window, there will be no structural problems above. If you make the door wider than the window, then you must add some structu...
  • How do you measure an exterior door?

    It may seem like too simple a question -- but it's a good one. When changing a door, we often just measure the door itself and get one to match. But if you want to replace the entire frame, you are best to take the trim off around the door and measure the size of the rough opening, from stu...
  • Will Glass Doors increase the energy efficiency of a open fireplace?

    When you consider the total heat given off by an open fire place versus the amount of household air that goes up the chimney throughout the burn cycle, an open fireplace may warm up the room it is in, but it delivers a net energy loss to the house. It is in fact a wintertime air conditioner ...
  • Fixing a warped door

    Terri and Peter recently bought a used solid oak French door, but it has a warp in it. How to take it out?Bending wood (or unbending wood) is usually done by getting moisture into the wood, forcing it into a shape and then letting it dry under force. For serious wood bends we use steam chambe...