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Add a Waterproof Barrier to a Patio Roof

A two-layered waterproof barrier is added between the plywood and tiles on this patio roof.

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Top 38 Weatherproofing Projects

  1. 1. Tips on Saving Energy and Money

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

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. How to Replace Weather Stripping

    These basic instructions demonstrate how to replace weather stripping in a home in order to improve energy efficiency.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How to Secure Heavy Furniture (00:01:00)

    Securing heavier furniture to a wall keeps it in place in an earthquake.

  5. 5. Weather-Stripping Tips

    Whether you're trying to keep the warm air in and the cold air out — or vice versa — DIY Network shows you need weather str...

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. How to Install a Door Sweep

    A crucial part of weatherproofing an outside door is to install a good door sweep. Here are step-by-step installation instructions.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Outdoor Fabric Care

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Strengthen a Garage Door (00:01:00)

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

  13. 13. Securing Roof Gables (00:01:00)

    Secure vulnerable gables to roof trusses to protect them from storm damage.

  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 Install a Door Threshold with Vinyl Bulb

    Installing a vinyl bulb door threshold takes some extra time, but it's well worth the effort.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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