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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. How to Fix a Screen Door

    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.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Finger-Scan Entry Locks

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    Biometric keyless locks let you unlock or lock your entry door with just a quick scan of your fingerprint— the perfect solution for anyone who loses keys or has kids.

  8. Replace Your Weather Strip

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    Install a door bottom weather strip to wooden doors for an effective and almost invisible airtight seal and to stop drafts.

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