Windows & Doors
How to Easily Renew Window Screen Frames and Sills
Learn how to remove and clean your window frame and sill. It requires little more than some steel wool, acetone, and a little elbow grease!
How to Install Glass Block Windows in Your Basement
Are your basement windows old, leaky, and a hot mess? Replace them with glass block windows and enjoy energy savings, increased security, natural light, and fresh air.
Applying a General Finishes Gel Stain on My Home's Front Door
You can give your exterior door a quick but professional-looking makeover without taking your door down from its hinges. What's more, there's no need to sand or strip the wood, thanks to General Finishes' Gel Stain. Here's how I got professional-looking and long-lasting results.
A Guide to Electric Locking for Pairs of Aluminum Storefront Doors
Pairs of aluminum storefront doors present unique challenges when it's time to retrofit them with electric locking hardware for access control.
A Guide to Electric Locking for Narrow Stile Aluminum Storefront Doors
Glass and aluminum narrow stile doors offer unique challenges when retrofitting electric locking hardware. Learn about some of the choices available for single doors equipped with a flip-up deadbolt, like the Adams Rite MS1850.
Fitting a Window Roller Blind to French Doors
Why we opted for a window roller blind for our French doors, rather than a proper full length door blind, to block out the evening sun; and a basic step-by-step guide to the slightly unconventionally way I fitted it, and why I fitted it that way.
How to Quickly Update Your Door Trim and Baseboards
Replacing and updating your trim and baseboards is quick and easy to do.
What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean? Using Numbers to Identify and Copy a Key
The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.
Why Won't My uPVC Window Open and How Do I Fix It?
Is your uPVC window jammed or stuck closed? If so, this article will teach you how to solve the problem and fix your window without it costing you a lot of money.
How to Install a Prehung Door: Replacing an Exterior Door
Detailed instructions on how to install or hang a prehung door, with photos. Replacing an exterior door is similar to an interior door but with a few extra considerations.
How to Adjust uPVC Door Hinges for Proper Door Alignment
Adjusting uPVC doors that are catching at the top or bottom of the door frame is not a hard job to do. Almost anyone can do it! All you need is a set of hex keys (Allen wrenches).
Front Door Photo Gallery: Ideas for Privacy and Style
Trying to choose what type of front door to install? Check out this photo gallery of doors to help you decide.
Common Drapery Terminology: Basic Window Treatments Explained
Discover the reasons for using window treatments, terms you'll need to know to make the best choice, what your options are (curtains, blinds, shutters, etc.) with illustrations for each method, and hardware you'll need to cover your windows effectively, with style.
How to Repair or Replace Sliding Glass Door Rollers
One day, your sliding glass door will need repair as it gets harder and harder to open. In this article, you will find instructions on how to replace patio door rollers.
How to Change Your Lock Cylinder: Replacement Guide
DIY guide to changing your own locks, including an explanation of common lock types and the basics of lock cylinder replacement.