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Parts of the House: Featured DIY Projects

How to Replace an Exterior Door

Replace a worn, drafty front door with a stylish new energy-efficient one....

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How to Rebuild a Garage Door Opener

A garage door opener that hums or grinds but doesn't open the door may just...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • 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.

  • Prevent Black Streaks on Roof

  • Black streaks on shingled roofs are a common, though mysterious sight. While not immediately damaging, they can prematurely age shingles. Here’s what they are and what to do about them.

  • Using a pry bar to remove a rotted siding.
  • How to Replace Siding

  • Has some of your siding begun to rot while the rest is still good? Don't replace all the boards. Follow these easy steps and just replace the boards that are rotted.

  • How to Silence a Squeaking Hinge

  • When a door hinge develops a squeak due to wear or settling, instead of reaching for a messy spray lubricant, try this traditional, non-toxic, non-staining lubricant.

  • Home Windows: How to Buy

  • New or replacement windows can change the look of your house, but they're expensive. Here are the top five problems with old windows, and how you can solve them. Photo by ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/ERIC VEGA; ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/FORCA

  • Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes

  • Save a bundle by fixing common carpet and rug problems like burn spots, loose wall-to-wall carpet, and wet carpet using basic tools and know-how. This article walks you through the steps.

  • How to Remove a Door

  • Remove a door quickly and easily without pinching fingers or marring the door, the trim or the floor. Do it in four simple steps.

  • How to Repair Rotted Wood

  • Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.

  • How to Clean Soffit Vents

  • Blow out debris from your soffit (eave) vents to maintain good attic ventilation. It’ll save on air conditioning costs in summer and protect your roof from condensation in winter.

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