Exterior door insulation is essential to keep out the elements. Tim Carter 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.
Exterior doors are a touchstone on many homes. You can remove an existing residential exterior door fairly easily if you watch this video. There are some very important tools you need to efficiently remove a door, and one of them might surprise you. It is a tape measure. Why would you need a tape measure to remove an exterior door?
Door hinges are not all the same. Some old homes have hinges that are ornate, and have square corners. Many modern door hinges are unattractive. You can replace modern ugly door hinges with gorgeous hinges that are solid brass, look old and have decorative tips.
Door weatherstripping can stick to freshly painted doors. This can happen even if you let the paint dry overnight and it feels dry. Paint that feels dry and paint that is fully cured and hard are two different things.
A door can fit poorly if the wall in which the door is hung is twisted. Doors are usually flat and the wall surface must also be flat for the door to meet evenly all along the edge of the jamb when the door is closed.
Fiberglass doors are made by two major manufacturers: Therma-Tru and Stanley. Their exterior fiberglass doors are made with quality. Therma-Tru even has its own line of stain for their fiberglass doors.