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How to Repair and Deal with Broken Doors and Windows in the Winter

As every home DIYer knows, the colder it gets, the harder it is to perform renovations work, especially outside. However, there are sometimes unavoidable times when you have to brave the cold to do necessary repairs, such as when a door or window breaks.

How to Repair and Deal with Broken Doors and Windows in the Winter
How to Frame a Door: The Handy Homeowner’s Guide

Have you decided it’s time for a new front door? A new front door is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal and security while also reducing heating and cooling costs. With the nearly endless list of trendy door styles, you’re sure to find the perfect front door for your home.

How to Frame a Door: The Handy Homeowner’s Guide
7 Common Window Replacement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

These days it seems that you can build and repair just about anything thanks to the plethora of DIY tutorials on the internet. If you could build an entire birdhouse on your own, how difficult could replacing a tiny window be? Well, quite difficult, if we’re being completely honest.

7 Common Window Replacement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Update Your Old Commercial Building Bathroom Partitions

Owners of commercial buildings such as hotels, office buildings, and professional buildings such as physicians and attorneys, as well as retail establishments, often perform renovations to update their facilities. Keeping the building in tip-top shape is expected.

Update Your Old Commercial Building Bathroom Partitions
Cracked or Smashed: What to Do When You Replace a Broken Window in Your Home

Practically every homeowner will have to deal with at least one or two broken windows over the years, and that is one issue that should never be ignored.

Cracked or Smashed: What to Do When You Replace a Broken Window in Your Home

Window n' Door Steps

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Use this 6-Step Home Remodeling "Quick Guide" to review designs and specs for window and door replacement. It assembles information you may need and outlines it using a step-by-step review.

Step 1: Analyze the Numbers

Before you undertake a window n' door replacement, run some financial numbers to determine whether your project is a smart investment.

The numbers include the estimated costs, home value assessment, financing costs, and other related calculations.

Review cost-related issues to window n' door replacement vs. buying a new home.

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link to notes: analyze the numbers
estimate the cost of your project
get your home value


Step 2: Collect Ideas

Your 2nd step to window and doors is deciding what you would like to do by collecting ideas.

This includes reviewing -

  • window room pics,
  • int-ext door pics,
  • architectural plans,
  • floor layouts,
  • home gallery,
  • window n' doo setup,
  • window n' door shopping and more.

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Step 3: Plan the Needed Specs

Step 3 is sketching your ideas on paper (or digitally) and developing the spec plan.

The spec plan determines what type of windows and doors that will be needed for our remodeling project. It will also contain the product specifications for each design element such as window type, window energy, interor or exterior door, door type, door installation, other.

You will use the spec plan and architectural design to bid the project out to window n' door contractors.

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Step 4: Find Home Contractors

Step 4 is finding and negotiating the project with a window n' door contractor.

Give your remodeling ideas and specs to a contractor for review and bid analysis.

Use our local network (aligned with HomeAdvisor) to find the right person for your project.

Review guides for contractor selection and negotiation.

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Step 5: Financing Your Project

Step 5 is arranging financing once you select the interior design for your home recreation.

Using the equity value in your home is one of the best financing option for window n' door replacement. Start with a home equity line of credit or a bank equity program.

Other options may include cash-out refinancing, personal savings, and/or financing from home improvement contractors.

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Step 6: Manage the Project

Step 6 is where the project begins.

It starts with setting up the work area, installing everything that needs to be implemented, placement, sealing, removal, etc.

It also means working with the contractor, managing the project, and getting the remodeling project inspected before releasing any funds.

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working with the contractor
managing the home remodeling project
about a home project inspections
find home inspector

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View Window n' Door Ideas

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The 2nd step for a window n' door replacement is deciding what you would like to do. This includes reviewing window-door ideas, architectural styles, home pics and more.

View A: Interior Home Photo Remodeling

Our collection of photo remodeling ideas for window n' doors and other.

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doors and windows
home lighting
walls and ceiling


View B: House Plans & Resources

An excellent resource for window and door trends is to view house plans from leading architects and 3rd party resources.

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house plans
more house plans
architectural styles

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home window design
home window types
interior door design
exterior door design
home door types

3rd party resources

efficient doors and windows
choosing energy efficiency
how to choose replacement windows
entry door buying guide


View C: Gallery

View our selected gallery modules for windows and doors

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gallery: windows
gallery: big doors
gallery: looking a door knobs


View D: Room-by-Room Shopping

Shop your windows & door needs by comparing options and prices among multiple merchants ...


View E: Home Improvement Directory

Finally, view this indexed directory to product information from manufacturers and retail operations.

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search: doors and windows
search: home flooring
search: home lighting
search: walls ceiling


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Or maybe you would like to replace some inner doors to beef up your home value. There are a lot of options to choose from. So do your research before settling on one idea.

We can help with this step-by-step guide as you review door-window ideas and topics above. Use this guide to help plan our door-window needs.