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Fix a Warped Door

Doors made from badly seasoned timber are particularly prone to warping, though once you have corrected the warp it is unlikely to return. However, in some instances the warping is caused by outside factors – such as a radiator sited too close to the door, or bad ventilation. If you suspect that this is the case, take steps to deal with the external problems or the warp may recur.

If the warp is not too severe, there are several ways of forcing the door against the twist. Some of these, however, require the door to be kept shut and in many cases this is not convenient.

If you can keep the door shut, wedging it shut against the warp for a few days may well prove to be effective.

  1. To do this, look along the door to check the extent of the warp. Then, with the door just touching the doorstop, measure the gap between the door and stop at the widest point and cut a wooden block slightly larger than this gap.
  2. Fit the block at the point where the door and stop shut, so that it touches the stop at top and bottom. If leaving the door shut
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Internal Doors for the Winter Season

When you prepare for winter, if you don’t already have these items in place then you might want to consider it for heat retention in the home.

  • Insulation – roof insulation is easily obtainable. It is a soft thick type of spongy substance that is laid on the inside of the ceiling. This layer of insulation will contain the heat inside the home. If you think back to your school science days, you will remember that hot air rises. This hot air usually leaves through the ceiling and the roof. It also prevents the very cold air from entering the house through the roof and the ceiling. It has a double function in keeping your house warm.
  • Underfloor heating – this can only be used for certain floor surfaces such as under tiled floors. But check with the supplier if you decide on this option. Underfloor heating can only be considered if you are planning on revamping your floors. If you are retiling or putting in new floors then underfloor heating could be an option. This process has to be done before your floor tiles are laid.
  • Minimising open spaces – if you have rooms that don’t have doors, then
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Choosing Door Handles

Round, Rectangular, or Other: You are no longer limited to traditional round door knobs – oh no! Now, you can shop a wide selection of designer handles. Now days, you can choose long, slender rectangular door pulls or you can choose those wide, broad industrial looking door pulls or, yes, you can even still choose a traditional round door knob if you so desire but, place it in the center of your door hobbit-style. You can even choose curved, rather elegant gate pulls for your doors. It is all up to you!

If different shapes to choose from is not enough to show your true taste, you also have a choice of materials for your door handles – designer handles are available in stainless steel and bronze! If you want something more rustic and subtle, you might opt for bronze pull handles on your doors. If, on the other hand, you would rather have your home really stand out from the crowd, you might prefer stainless steel door handles that shine brightly and glisten in the sun. Again, it is all up to you!

And, as if all of those choices are not enough, both bronze handles and stainless steel … Read the rest

Removing Old Sliding Glass Door

First, you have to remove the sliding panel and the stationary panel. The vast majority of doors out there have the sliding panel on the inside half of the track, and the stationary panel is on the outside. Whatever the case in your particular door, the outside panel has to come out first. To remove the fixed panel, you need to remove the sill cap that snaps into the bottom track and runs from the fixed panel to the side jamb where the sliding panel locks. Force a screwdriver into the crease and pry the cap up. Then, look for screws on the inside side jamb holding the fixed panel in place. These screws prevent someone from prying up the sill cap and pulling out the fixed panel in order to gain entry into the home. In addition to the side jamb, be sure to check across the top header and bottom track for screws there as well. Once all the screws have been removed, you need to pull the fixed panel away from the side jamb. You can start by simply grabbing the side rail of the fixed panel and pulling as hard as you can. If you’re lucky, … Read the rest