This video will show you how to insulate an exterior door or window frame using Great Stuff expanding foam insulation. Easy to use, works great for sealing out the elements.
Need to install a pre-hung door? Lowe's has your back. A quality front door makes a positive first impression on guests... not to mention, a weathered and worn door can compromise your family's safety and security. In this video, learn how to install a new pre-hung exterior door with the following instructions from Lowe's.
To replace a door, refer to Lowe's do-it-yourself for a step by step guide. Replacement is not very difficult. To replace just the door, tools and material required are: a new door, hammer, screw driver, tape measure, pencil, combination square, saw horses, clamps, chisel, a door lock installation kit, a drill with bits, circular saw, level, work gloves, dust mask, safety glasses, plane, shims, cardboard, and a utility knife. Before removing the old door, take a few measurements like the widt...
Getting you, your family and your friends in and out of the house is not the only thing an exterior door is about. When you install a door you want it to swing smoothly, latch tight, seal out the weather and be secure. You can get a big head start on reaching these goals by choosing the right set-up to begin with, and this usually means buying a pre-hung door. In this DIY video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for installing a pre-hung door in your own home. For more, or to get...
Tim Carter shows how to install an exterior door in this video. Exterior door installation is not too hard if you follow the written instructions from the exterior door manufacturer, and you have the right tools. The exterior door needs to operate smoothly, so it is a must to constantly check the door for fit as you install shims and nails.Great explanation and demonstration video.
Exterior door insulation is essential to keep out the elements. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com walks you through the steps to ensure that your exterior door is insulated properly. Your exterior door will be sealed tight if you follow Tim's insulation tips about fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation and flashing tape.
Removing exterior doors aren't as hard as you might think. Tim Carter takes you step-by-step through the process of taking out an exterior door. His tips will help you get the job done quicker and easier, while minimizing possible mistakes so you can install a new exterior door with minimal difficulty.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a prehung door. Steps:
Learn how to install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door in this free video series on construction and home repair and maintenance.
Let the Home Depot show you what it takes to install an exterior entry door and the tools and supplies you'll need for this popular do-it-yourself project. Go step-by-step through the process and pick up a few tips along the way for extending the life of your new exterior door. For more, or to get staretd on your own exterior installation process, watch this video DIY guide.
In this video Henry shows you the proper way to install an exterior entrance door. Every detail is covered and you will easily be able to install a pre-hung door after watching this video.
This video will show you how to remove an old exterior door on your home and replace it with a new one.
This Video will show you how to remove the aluminum storm door off of your house.
If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge?
Check out this door mat boot scraper from Home improvement expert Danny Lipford. Just watch the video tutorial to see how to make door mat boot scrapers on your exterior stairs.
Deadbolts are a security lock which are usually put on exterior doors. Many saftey experts recommend increasing the strength of your home deadbolt lock. This quick tutorial teaches you how to make your deadbolt extra secure and increase the safety of your house.
Your precious dog can't be a dog without its freedom, and the number one way to make a dog feel its freedom is by giving it unrestricted access to your landscape, meaning— a doggy door. Granted, your pet can't go roaming all across the county, but a dog door is a surefire way to make your canine feel at home.
If the exterior door handle on your vehicle has seen better days, this how-to video should help you out. It shows how to repair a broken outside door handle on a Ford F150, F250, or F350 pickup truck (1980-1996).
This video shows several tips that will help you cut down the electricity usage of your refrigerator. Think about what you want from the fridge before opening the door, instead of standing there with the door open while deciding what you want. Set the temperature of your fridge only as cold as necessary, and allow 24 hours for any temperature changes to take effect. Keep exterior condensation switches off unless you need them. Make sure the door gasket is clean and in good condition. Clean it...
This video from Lowe's will show you how to install a deadbolt lock in just a few easy steps. You can install a deadbolt lock on almost any exterior door, including those made from wood or steel. Deadbolt locks come in several types including the conventional ones requiring a key or the newer ones that have keypads. Whichever type you choose, the principles of installation are the same. This video will show how to a drill in your door and chisel out material in your door jam. Once this is don...
Watch as a window-cleaning professional demonstrates how to clean your exterior windows, including how to prepare and effectively use your squeegee, in this free online video about window maintenance.
Want to secure your home? There are plenty of ways to go about it. You can make your doorbell send you a text if someone rings it while you're not home, or build a motion-triggered security camera. Even better, you can beat potential crooks at their own game by installing a door they can't even find.
This video is an overview of all the videos in our DIY Shed Videos Series. Henry briefly goes over what you will learn in all 15 of our shed building videos.
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This tutorial the shows how to find out the measure of an exterior angle of a regular polygon. He shows the formula to find it which is 360/n, where n is the number of sides of the regular polygon. He goes on further to explain the formula by taking an 18-sided regular polygon as example and computes its exterior angle as 360/18, which is 20 degrees. If you are looking to compute the exterior angel of a regular polygon, follow the procedure given in this tutorial.
Trying to sell your house? Increasing its 'curb appeal' is critical to making a good first impression on potential buyers. Update your home's exterior, give your front yard, lawn or garden a facelift and clean the sidewalks.
Whether it is damaged in a storm or you're just replace an old one with a new model, replacing an exterior light fixture can help the overall look of your home. It's an easy job that can be done in less than an hour, but it's very dangerous.
Ron Hazelton shows a great way to bring the outdoors indoors with a garden window. First remove the existing window. Pry off the exterior trim and remove the old window framing. Build a new frame for the new window with 2x4's and shims. Trim away any exterior siding if necessary. Use waterproof flashing paper and caulk to make the new window watertight. Install the new window into the frame with rust-resistant screws. Add another run of caulk, then trim off the excess flashing paper. Use anot...
Exterior lighting can add to the beauty of your home. Watch this how to video and wire exterior lighting yourself following these guidelines and safety tips. Before beginning any outdoor wiring project make sure to check with local utility companies and follow outdoor wiring codes for your area.
These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs.
Need to match your driveway to your new exterior home paint job? In this video, learn step-by-step how to stain and seal a concrete driveway. Listen up because this method can be used for any exterior concrete surface and can come in handy in the future!
Back again with another in their great informational series for do it yourselves at home, Lowe's presents this video hosted by Mike Kraft demonstrating how to pressure wash your home's exterior siding. Mike describes in detail the tools, supplies, and steps you will need to take to remove dirt, mildew and mold from your home's exterior. Experienced do it yourselves and beginners alike will appreciate the detail and tips provided in this video, as well as some useful safety tips on using your ...
Before you hang the "for sale" sign in your yard, find out how to make the exterior of your home attractive to potential buyers.
About a quarter of a million homes sustain damage from broken pipes every winter. Here's how to avoid a similar fate. Watch this video to learn how to prevent pipes from freezing.
This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration dates on food, water and batteries and rotate your stock. Be sure window screens are in place and in good condition in the event the power is off for several days.
Whether you choose to hang an authentic or artificial pine Christmas wreath on your door — or an entirely different type, like ones made of paper waste or even food — chances are you've spent a year or two struggling with how to keep your decor hanging. With one easy to apply, quick to remove trick, you can skip the shiny wreath holder and any further damage to your front door.
Board up a window for protection against strong storms and hurricanes. Learn how to board up a window.
One of the most prominent appliances in any kitchen is the refrigerator. Unfortunately, over time, any refrigerator will begin to build up dirt and grime on the exterior. Watch this informative video to learn the best ways to clean the exterior of your refrigerator.
Are you tired of how your house looks like from the outside? Watch this video and learn how to choose the exterior paint colors for your home from Jackie Craven.
Watch this video to learn how to replace an exterior light.