Sticking Hinge

Sticking Hinge

Treat a sticking hinge by rubbing pencil lead along the spine. Alternatively, smear a little light oil along the hinge with a cloth, working the hinge back and forth until it moves freely.
Sticking Hinge

Fixing Door Dents

If you have dents in the metal-clad doors in your home, one answer is to use auto-body fillers to make the fix. Either the polyester resin or fiberglass paste fillers bond well with steel, and the repair can be made like on a car. But, because you can finish the door...
Sticking Hinge

Drip Cap Flashing

Make sure to always install a drip cap flashing over the head casing of all doors and windows. A flashing will prevent water from penetrating the door or window frame.
Sticking Hinge

Glazed Door Options

There are several options when choosing a glazed door. For maximum light, consider a door with a large glass area. For privacy and security, opt for one or two small sections of glass, or glazing that is decorative and obscures the view into your house. If there is a...
Sticking Hinge

Spring Screens

Spring is the perfect time to inspect door and window screens for tears. You can often repair small tears using a kit from your local hardware store. This will prevent insects from getting into your home, and keep you comfortable on the screened porch.