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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. 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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. How to Install a Deadbolt

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    To improve the security of your home, you could get a dog with a bark vicious enough to scare the rust off a statue. But one of the easiest, least expensive and most effective security measure you can take is to install a heavy-duty deadbolt. Here's how.

  6. How to Fix Stubborn Bifold Closet Doors

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    Tired of bifolds that don't work right? Learn how to adjust a door that's always sticking, trim a door that binds, repair a broken corner, and tighten annoying handles that keep coming loose.

  7. Garage Door Won't Close

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    Does your garage door refuse to stay closed? When it hits the floor, does it go back up? You don't need a new garage door; you just need to adjust the travel setting. Here's how.

  8. Sliding Screen Door Repair Tips

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    Does it feel like you’re dragging your sliding screen door through a gravel pit when you open it or doesn’t close all the way? You probably don’t need to replace the whole door. Just put on some new wheels and give your patio door a quick tuneup. Here’s how.

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