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Top 38 Weatherproofing Projects

  1. 1. How to Install Hurricane Panels

    The best possible option for protecting against a hurricane is to install hurricane panels. Use these step-by-step instructions to inst...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 2. How to Check and Seal Windows

    Follow these steps and your windows will be airtight and ready for the season.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Tips on Saving Energy and Money

    DIY Network shares some tips for saving energy and avoiding costly heating bills.

  4. 4. How to Weatherproof Doors

    All-seasonal tips for weatherproofing your doors.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Install a Replacement Window

    Replacements for older style wood double-hung windows add performance and efficiency without removing the entire window frame.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. How to Build a Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

    An outdoor cabinet unit is easily built by following these directions.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Clean and Waterproof a Deck

    If your deck is dirty, you have several options for cleaning it. You could rent a pressure washer, use a scrub brush and some detergent...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. How to Insulate an Exterior Door

    There are several types of weatherstripping products available for exterior doors. Here are the most common types and how to install th...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. How to Slope and Waterproof a Roof

    The DIY to the Rescue crew offers step-by-step instructions on how to give a flat roof a declining slope and waterproof it.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 10. How to Weather Strip Your Home

    Weather stripping and caulking your home will not only keep the elements out, but it will help reduce your energy costs. Here's the bes...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

    Learn how to install insulation, weather stripping and a programmable thermostat to make a home more energy efficient.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  12. 12. How to Add a Roof to an Existing Patio

    These three projects add up to a sturdy, long-lasting roof for your patio.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. Strengthen a Garage Door (00:01:00)

    Use an after-market to strengthen a garage door against a big windstorm.

  14. 14. How to Insulate a Garage

    DIY experts demonstrate how to insulate a garage and apply weather stripping to the door.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. How to Secure a Water Heater (00:01:00)

    Secure your water heater to a wall to help prevent damage in an earthquake.

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