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How to Plan Egress Windows

Egress windows provide emergency exits in case of fire. We tell you how big they...

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How to Repair Rotted Wood

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques

  • Wood foundations are durable if engineered properly and assembled correctly, using foundation grade pressure treated wood and corrosion-resistant fasteners.

  • Fix a Storm Door Closer

  • Strong winds or heavy use can crack the door jamb that holds the storm door closer in place. A jamb reinforcer can repair the cracked jamb, or stop the problem from happening in the first place.

  • How to Install Shingles

  • Learn the difference between “stair-stepping” and “staggering” shingles when roofing a house, and why staggering, though faster, is more controversial.

  • Repairing Vinyl Flooring

  • You can fix small tears, burns and gouges in a vinyl floor in less than 30 minutes. An inexpensive kit contains all the materials you need to make the ugly blemish disappear.

  • Install Prefinished Wood Flooring

  • Prefinished, engineered wood flooring is an affordable DIY alternative to the traditional sanded and finished solid wood floor. Installation is fast and clean: start on Saturday morning and have a completed floor by Monday...Read more»

  • How to Install Cork Tile Flooring

  • We'll show you everything you need to install a cork floor. Cork flooring is a natural, renewable product that’s easy to install yourself with basic tools. It's also attractive, quiet underfoot and easy to clean. It's a great...Read more»

  • Install Vinyl Flooring in a Laundry Room

  • We'll show you how to measure, cut and install a new sheet vinyl floor. No special skills are needed, just patience and attention to detail will give you great results.

  • Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

  • Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You either have to replace 1/2-in. drywall with 5/8-in. or add furring strips and a second layer of 5/8-in. drywall.

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