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Browse these projects, tips and ideas for all the doors in your home for ways to make them energy efficient, update the hardware and repair closing issues.

  1. Advanced Garage Overhead Door Repairs

    Learn how to repair overhead garage door springs and cables—without winding up in the emergency room. Follow along as a pro explains how it's done.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. How to Install a Garage Door

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    Garage door falling apart? Follow along as our expert shows how to safely install a new garage—door and how to remove the old one.

  5. How to Fix a Screen Door

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    All it takes is one big gust of wind to whip your screen door back so far that it rips the retaining bracket right out of the doorjamb. The damage looks pretty frightening, but the fix is actually fairly easy.

  6. Fixing Garage Doors

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    Make weather-tight garage door seals, replace rotted trim with maintenance-free vinyl and clean up a rusty track. Do it yourself and save a bundle.

  7. How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge

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    If the hinge screws have broken out of a particleboard door and taken chunks of the particleboard with them, the right glue can usually fix the damage.

  8. Pocket Door Repair

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    Do you have a pocket door that sticks or doesn't open or shut all the way? Don't replace it if you don't have to—just install a new track, new rollers or both, and your pocket door will work like it did when it was new.

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