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How to Frame a Door
Project Guide

How to Frame a Door


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

If you’re building a new partition wall that includes interior doors, you’ll need learn how to frame a door opening properly. Save yourself time and money by purchasing the prehung door you want to install before you begin framing. That way, you can be sure the opening is wide enough.

This guide will show you how to frame a prehung interior door.

Garage Door Maintenance Tips
Project Guide

Garage Door Maintenance Tips


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Learning how to maintain a residential garage door is essential to keeping your doors operating efficiently. Some breakdowns can trap your car in the garage, but regular maintenance twice a year can make such mishaps less likely. This guide reviews the basics of garage door maintenance, including inspection, lubrication and simple replacement projects. 


Safety: Some maintenance service should only be performed by trained garage door technicians, so be sure to check your garage door owner's manual before attempting any. Never try to adjust the garage door torsion springs or any bolts that are painted red or otherwise identified as professional only. 

How To Remove and Replace a Threshold
Project Guide

How To Remove and Replace a Threshold


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Thresholds play an important role in the entry to your home. Exterior door thresholds keep warm air in and cold air out in the winter and vice versa in the summer. They also help keep bugs out of your home. Interior thresholds create transitions between different types of flooring materials. Because they must withstand a lot of traffic, your home’s thresholds should be durable and securely installed. 


This guide will teach you how to remove old interior and exterior door thresholds and replace them with new models. 

How to Maintain Garage Door Openers
Project Guide

How to Maintain Garage Door Openers


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Garage door openers have a lot of moving parts and are expected to provide years of use during their lifetime. Although they’re sturdy, they can use some maintenance and care periodically. 


If your garage door opener isn’t working, begin by checking the power supply. Check that it’s plugged in and make sure no wires are loose or disconnected. Many household repairs can be fixed by checking the electrical components. 


This guide details how to adjust a sagging chain, how to fix a door that fails to open, plus sensor and drive chain maintenance. 

How to Weatherproof Your Front Door
Project Guide

How to Weatherproof Your Front Door


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeOver 1 day

If your door has fallen out of alignment, take time to make certain your door fits straight before you begin weatherproofing. If you plan to attach a new door bottom with a drip edge, you may have to plane the bottom of the door slightly. You'll want to make certain the strike plate and latches are in alignment.

Need help identifying a tool or material for weatherproofing your front door? Find products fast with image search in The Home Depot app. Snap a picture of an item you like and we'll show you similar products.

How to Troubleshoot a Garage Door
Project Guide

How to Troubleshoot a Garage Door


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Having garage doors that won’t open or close properly can be a frustrating experience for a homeowner. Follow these steps for garage door troubleshooting to determine whether the issue needs a quick fix or professional services. 


Safety: When doing maintenance or small repairs to common problems with your garage door, make sure the power is disconnected and the door is in the down position. 


Need garage door supplies fast? Order before noon for convenient scheduled same-day delivery. 

How to Install a Peephole in a Door
Project Guide

How to Install a Peephole in a Door


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Adding a viewer or peephole to your front door is a simple project. There are many styles and brands of door viewers to choose from, including models with up to a 200-degree viewing range, allowing you to see almost everything on the other side of the door. 


This guide provides step-by-step instructions that show you how to install a peephole in your front door in an hour or less. 

How to Install a Garage Door Opener
Project Guide

How to Install a Garage Door Opener


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Garage door openers must be installed properly to ensure the mechanism fits to specifications and operates safely. Most garage door openers feature a carriage that runs on a rail or along a tube from a motor to the front of the garage, and an arm that connects the carriage to the garage door. While popular chain drive garage door openers connect the motor to the carriage with a chain, other openers work slightly differently: In direct drive garage door openers, the carriage travels along a large, threaded rod.


This guide reviews how to install a garage door opener and offers tips for successful garage door installation using parts and tools you can pick up at The Home Depot.


Installing a garage door opener is a moderately challenging task that can be accomplished in an afternoon using essential tools you probably already have in your home collection.

How to Install a Doorbell
Project Guide

How to Install a Doorbell


DifficultyBeginner
Time2-4 hours

Learning how to install a doorbell is a useful skill to have. You can replace a doorbell that has broken or upgrade to a fresh new look and sound. Doorbell systems may be wired, which are connected to your home’s electrical system, or wireless, which are usually battery-powered and transmit a radio signal to the chime. 


Doorbell systems consist of a button, a transformer and a chime unit. These components can be replaced independently of each other. However, you may find it most cost effective to replace all the components. Doorbell kits can make this easier, since a kit contains everything you need to upgrade the whole system.  


This guide will show you how to remove a doorbell and how to install a doorbell, including the button, transformer and receiver. As you work on your project, be sure to consult any manufacturer’s instructions for your new doorbell. 

How to Fix a Garage Door
Project Guide

How to Fix a Garage Door


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

An out-of-balance garage door can close too quickly, creating a potential hazard for kids and pets and placing unnecessary strain on the door’s parts. This guide will teach you how to adjust an uneven garage door to keep it running safely and smoothly.

How to Install Barn Doors
Project Guide

How to Install Barn Doors


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeOver 1 day

Interior sliding barn doors instantly add charm and character to any room. They also offer a functional and space-saving alternative to traditional doors. Thanks to their growing popularity, hanging barn doors is now simple and straightforward. This guide will teach you how to install a sliding barn door in your home.  

How to Mortise a Door Latch
Project Guide

How to Mortise a Door Latch


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Use a rotary tool to help you make a perfect mortise for the faceplate of a door latch when installing door hardware.

  

This project guide features step-by-step instructions to tackle after you have already drilled holes in the door. You can also refer to the manufacturer’s instructions that were included with the door latch or deadbolt you are installing.

Best Patio Doors for Your Home
Buying Guide

Best Patio Doors for Your Home


Patio doors can dramatically change the atmosphere of a room by letting in more light, improving air circulation and establishing an inviting path to outdoor decks and patios. In addition, patio doors provide an attractive architectural accent and can increase the value of your home through enhanced appearance, long-lasting warranties and energy savings.


This guide will walk you through the different types of patio doors so you can be sure you're finding the best patio doors and installation materials to match your needs.


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How to Remove a Door Knob
Project Guide

How to Remove a Door Knob


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Need to replace a door knob to update your door or remove one that's broken or stuck? You'll have to first disassemble and remove the existing one. This simple task can be done in less than an hour and only requires a few tools. Use this guide and see how to take off a door knob. Plus, learn how to remove a door knob with hidden screws.

Best Garage Doors for Your Home
Buying Guide

Best Garage Doors for Your Home


Your garage door is the most frequently used entrance to your home and makes up a large portion of your home's appearance, so replacing it can increase your home's curb appeal and value.


Replacing your garage door was recently ranked as one of the top remodeling projects a homeowner can do to increase their home's value, with up to an 85 percent return on investment, mostly focused on improving the home's curb appeal. It's important that when shopping for garage doors, you pick one that is both secure and stylish. This guide will walk you through the different garage door styles, such as overhead garage doors, insulation options, features and more.


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Types of Interior Doors
Buying Guide

Types of Interior Doors


Interior doors help ensure privacy, reduce noise and can also hide rooms or areas that are untidy. Interior doors come in a wide variety of styles, which makes it easy to match or complement an existing trim and finish in your home's decor. 


This guide will walk you through the different types of interior doors so you can find the best interior doors for your home. Choose between slab, accordion, bi-fold, barn, French doors and more.


Tip: Specific rooms, such as bathrooms, bedrooms and closets require different door functionality, so be sure to consider where you will be installing your new door and its appearance before making your purchase.


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Types of Door Knobs
Buying Guide

Types of Door Knobs


Door knobs, levers and handlesets come in many different styles and finishes. Most are easy to install and many are made for left-handed or right-handed users. This guide explains the different types of door knobs, levers and door handlesets available. 


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Best Exterior Doors for Your Home​
Buying Guide

Best Exterior Doors for Your Home​


A beautiful, quality front door boosts your home's appearance and curb appeal while keeping your family safe and secure. This guide breaks down the difference between fiberglass versus wood doors, outlines steel and iron options, and reviews standard door sizes, so you can choose which types of doors are best for your home. Once you've discovered the best types of exterior doors for your home, install them yourself or take advantage of the professional exterior door installation services available at The Home Depot.


When selecting a door, you'll need to know the "handedness" of the door. An easy way to do this is to simply open the door. Stand in the doorframe with your back along the hinges. If the hand by the doorknob is your right, it's a right-handed door. If it's by your left, you have a left-handed door.  


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Best Storm Doors and Screen Doors for Your Home
Buying Guide

Best Storm Doors and Screen Doors for Your Home


Storm doors refer to the glass door installed over your existing exterior door. They can add protection from the elements and increase home security, as well as let more natural light into your home.


Storm doors that feature screens instead of glass are referred to as screen doors and can ventilate your home. There are a range of different types of screen doors on the market as well, giving you a range of options to fit the look of your home.


This guide will walk you through the process of choosing the right types of storm doors or screen doors for your home.


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Types of Garage Door Openers
Buying Guide

Types of Garage Door Openers


Whether you're shopping for the latest smart garage door opener that plays nicely with other networked devices or a budget-friendly model with quick, dependable operation, you can find an opener with the power, performance and features needed for your home. 


This garage door opener buying guide explains how the different types of garage door openers work. You'll also learn what horsepower (HP) you need and some of the features and accessories of Wi-Fi enabled openers. By the end, you'll understand the best garage door openers for your property. Learning which one makes the best fit means getting to know how do garage openers work. Read on to see what makes each type different.


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Best Doorbells for Your Home
Buying Guide

Best Doorbells for Your Home


Doorbells are available with a broad selection of features to meet any need, ranging from units designed for people with special needs to models that can be customized to reflect your own unique style and taste. There are three basic types of doorbells: wired, wireless and smart doorbells. Most doorbells are available in convenient kits that include all the components you need for fast assembly and easy installation.   


This guide will help you understand the different types of doorbells so you can feel confident that you’re selecting the best doorbell for your lifestyle, home and personal taste. 


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Types of Garage Doors
Inspiration Guide

Types of Garage Doors


Whether your garage door is front- or side-facing, it plays a big role in the overall look and curb appeal of your home. If you’re trying to upgrade your home’s exterior, a new garage door can make a major visual impact. This guide offers an explanation of the different types of garage doors.


Tip: The Home Depot offers custom garage door options for a personalized touch.


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How to Install a Storm Door
Project Guide

How to Install a Storm Door


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeOver 1 day

Storm doors protect the finish of your exterior door from weather. Like a screen door, they let in light. Unlike screen doors, they form a barrier to the rain, snow and wind. Storm doors can also save energy. They can prevent warm air from escaping and stop cold air from entering your home. Learning how to hang a storm door is a relatively simple task. 


When replacing a storm door, quality and design matter. Look for one that has a solid inner core, a low-maintenance finish and a seamless outer shell. Read on for the basic steps on how to install a storm door. 


How to Install a Dog Door
Project Guide

How to Install a Dog Door


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Help your dog easily go outside with this dog door installation project. There are many types available, including electronic varieties that can prevent your pet from roaming the yard in the middle of the night. This guide will explain how to install a dog door (or how to install a cat door) in your home.



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