Doors & Windows

Unlocking deadbolt lock with key.

How to Reinforce a Deadbolt Lock on Your Home

Deadbolt locks do a good job of securing a door but a well-placed kick can force the lock through the door frame and allow entry into the home.

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Do It! How to Make a Fabric Valance

Want to add warmth and style to your windows? Here’s how to make your own fabric valance, from start to finish!

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Installing a storm door.

How to Add a Storm Door to Your Home

Storm doors help protect an exposed door from the weather, allow fresh air into your home, and insulate the doorway to save energy. Watch this video to learn how to add a storm door to your home.

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Drilling hole with plywood scraps clamped to stock

How to Enlarge a Hole

Watch this video to find out how to enlarge an existing hole, such as when drilling a larger hole in a door for a new deadbolt or lockset.

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How to Refinish and Restore an Entry Door

Entry doors take a lot of abuse from the elements. If yours is looking a bit shabby, perhaps it’s time to dress it up by refinishing and replacing the hardware. These simple steps will turn an eyesore into the envy of the neighborhood.

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Using a cordless drill to attach plywood to a window

GORDON: Hurricane Storm Panels for Your Home

One of the best ways to minimize damage to your home during Tropical Storm Gordon is to cover your windows and doors with storm panels or shutters. Here are some options.

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How to Paint an Exterior Door the Right Way

Curb appeal instantly boosts a home’s value — but even if you are not selling a home, a freshly painted front door is always a welcome sight.

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Repairing a Door that Won’t Stay Open

A door that won’t stay open due to an out of plumb door frame can be very annoying. Watch this video for a simple tip on how to adjust the hinge pins to keep doors open without a doorstop.

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