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5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

5 Ways to Use Pumpkins to Decorate Your Door This Fall

It’s impossible to count all the reasons to love fall. Some of the most popular include:

  • Sweater weather
  • Pumpkin-flavored treats
  • Bonfires
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Halloween & Thanksgiving
  • Did we mention pumpkins?

 

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Does Your Door Stick?

Does Your Door Stick?

Wood grinding against wood can wear on the nerves, especially when it happens every time you open a door. A sticking door is frustrating, but why does it do that? That minor annoyance may be indicative of a larger problem. Here are a few reasons why your door might be sticking.

 

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How to Identify Potential Issues with Your Door

How to Identify Potential Issues with Your Door

Whether you’re trying to keep rain and bugs out, or trying to keep that precious air-conditioned air in, identifying and repairing gaps in your door frame is vital to weathersealing your door and protecting your home. Here are a few things to help you identify whether or not there is a problem, and what can be done to fix the issue!

 

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What You Should Know About Weather Sealing

What You Should Know About Weather Sealing


We’ve talked about how there are
four areas where your exterior doors are vulnerable to leaks, drafts, and gaps before, but what can you do to fix and prevent them altogether?

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What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?

What Color Should I Paint My Front Door?


A fresh coat of paint on your front door can work wonders for your curb appeal, but how do you choose a color? Here are a few tips for choosing a color that fits your style goals.

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How to Repair These 4 Common Exterior Door Woes

How to Repair These 4 Common Exterior Door Woes


Your entry doors are your home’s first chance to make an impression and the first line of defense against the elements, guests (invited or otherwise), and high energy bills. Exterior doors are subject to damage from impact, daily wear and tear, and moisture infiltration. Keep your exterior doors sealed, secure, and beautiful with these DIY exterior door repair tips.

 

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How to Prepare Your Exterior Doors for Summer Weather

How to Prepare Your Exterior Doors for Summer Weather


Summer brings plenty of sunshine, pool days, and (hopefully) vacation time. It also brings heat. And a lot of it. Rising temperatures, summer storms, and long sunny days can wreak havoc on your exterior doors and your home. Show your exterior doors a little TLC with smart DIY door projects this summer.

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How to Fix a Sagging Door (Without Planing and Sanding)

How to Fix a Sagging Door (Without Planing and Sanding)

 

 

If you have a sagging exterior door, you may have noticed some (or all) of the following symptoms:

  • “Sticking,” which is difficulty opening, closing, or latching the door.
  • Gaps, leaks, and drafts around the edge of the entry door
  • The top or bottom of the door overlaps the door frame 
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What’s the Purpose of Sill Caps?

What’s the Purpose of Sill Caps?


Do I need a sill cap for my door frame?

Have you noticed a draft under your exterior doors? Does your front door seem to invite spiders and insects into your home? Having the right sill system in place will help prevent these common problems, and the key component is the sill cap.

Sill caps might seem like a small part, but installing one is essential to keeping your home dry, comfortable, and insect-free.

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#FixItFriday: All About Frame Rot

#FixItFriday: All About Frame Rot

 

Happy #FixItFriday! Have you noticed the bottoms of your exterior door frames are looking a little unsightly? Have you accidentally kicked off a few wood chips while leaving your house in the morning? Today we’re talking all about frame rot--what causes it, how to spot the signs of frame rot, and how to repair it.

Did you Know?
While many think of moisture damage and rot as issues which develop over time, door frame rot can begin as soon as 3 months after installation.

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