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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. Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and faster. He shows how to lay it out, fasten grid angles and tees, keep the grid square, and cut the ceiling panels.

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  1. Garage Flooring Options

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    Garage floor coatings like epoxy paint or concrete stain, or coverings like snap-together tiles or floor mats instantly improve your garage. Here's an overview of what's available.

  2. How to Weatherstrip Doors

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    Weatherstripping old entry doors is simple and inexpensive, but there are a few tricks of the trade that will make the installation trouble-free.

  3. How to Weatherstrip a Door

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    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 seal the bottom of the door.

  4. 9 Tips for Painting Doors

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    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.

  5. How to Roof a House

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    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.

  6. How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

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    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.

  7. How to Find a Stud

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    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.

  8. Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

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

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