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Door Installation

Learn how to remove and install all types of doors.

  1. How to Replace an Exterior Door

    Replace a worn, drafty front door with a stylish new energy-efficient one. Replacement doors come pre-hung in a weatherstripped frame and you don't have to be a master carpenter to do a first-class job. We'll show you the techniques that will result in a perfect, weathertight installation.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms

    Project

    To cut off a door without splintering the finish, use a guide and sharp blade in a circular saw, and deeply score the cut line with a utility knife.

  2. How to Install an Entry Door

    Project

    A seasoned pro shows you how to replace a front door, step-by-step, including measuring and ordering a new door, removing the old one and ensuring that the new one goes in perfectly square and level and is fastened securely.

  3. How to Hang a Door

    Project

    Learn how to hang any type of interior door. We'll show you foolproof tips and techniques to help you do a great job even if you're a beginning carpenter.

  4. Replace a Patio Door

    Project

    Install a new, efficient patio door and stop drafts, save energy, eliminate leaks and restore smooth operation. We walk you through all the steps, including the critical flashing details. And you can save $300 if you do it yourself.

  5. How to Hang a New Door

    Project

    Replacing a door in an existing door frame is easier and much cheaper than pulling out the trim and frame and installing a prehung door, because you have the old door as a template.

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