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Parts of the House

Explore projects, tips and ideas for the parts of your house that are found in every room in your home.

  1. 9 Tips for Painting Doors

    Painting doors? Proper preparation, the right tools and materials and good technique make a huge difference. Use these pro tips to make an old door look new again.

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  1. How to Roof a House

    Project

    Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written instructions for every step of the job.

  2. How to Replace Siding

    Project

    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.

  3. How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

    Project

    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant floor heating. This will make your addition a warm and cozy without upgrading your furnace.

  4. How to Find a Stud

    Project

    Use clues and your powers of deductive reasoning to locate studs and ceiling joists with out an electronic stud finder. Here are some tips to make finding studs and ceiling joists a piece of cake.

  5. Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

    Project

    Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons.

  6. How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Project

    Ceiling fans often wobble for reasons other than balance. Although a slight wobble (1/8 in. on high) is normal, anything more than that can be not only an annoyance but also a sign of hidden danger. We'll show you how to troubleshoot.

  7. Painting Aluminum Siding

    Project

    If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just plain the wrong color, fear not. You can paint it. Here's how to prepare the surface and choose your paint.

  8. How to Repair Plaster

    Project

    Repair sagging, cracking plaster walls and avoid the mess of demolition. With plaster washers and wide fiberglass mesh, old plaster walls can be made smooth and solid again.

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