Door Installation

Learn how to remove and install all types of doors.

How to Hang a Door

Learn how to hang any type of interior door. We'll show you foolproof tips and techniques to help you do a great job even if you're a beginning carpenter.

Door Installation projects

  • Install a Hydraulic Door Closer

    Garage service doors and other fire-rated doors need self-closing hinges, but for a few dollars more you can upgrade to a hydraulic door closer…

  • How to Replace an Exterior Door

    Replace a worn, drafty front door with a stylish new energy-efficient one. Replacement doors come pre-hung in a weatherstripped frame and you…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Hang a New Door

    Replacing a door in an existing door frame is easier and much cheaper than pulling out the trim and frame and installing a prehung door, because…

  • How to Install a Garage Door Opener

    Check out these expert tips for easier installation and trouble-free operation. We'll clarify the instructions that are most important and…

  • How to Install Doorstops

    A missing doorstop means that sooner or later the wall will get dented by the door handle. Either of the two most common types of doorstop can…

  • How to Install a Deadbolt

    To improve the security of your home, you could get a dog with a bark vicious enough to scare the rust off a statue. But one of the easiest,…

  • How to Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms

    To cut off a door without splintering the finish, use a guide and sharp blade in a circular saw, and deeply score the cut line with a utility…

  • How to Install an Entry Door

    A seasoned pro shows you how to replace a front door, step-by-step, including measuring and ordering a new door, removing the old one and…

  • How to Weatherstrip a Door

    Stop energy-wasting air leaks around entry doors by installing a weatherstripping kit with a foam flange or vinyl bulb. Use a door sweep to…

  • How to Hang a Door

    Learn how to hang any type of interior door. We'll show you foolproof tips and techniques to help you do a great job even if you're a beginning…