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Top 37 Weatherproofing Projects

  1. 1. Window & Aluminum Cap (00:04:19)

    This piece looks at insulating and then capping window frames,

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. How To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

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

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    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Securing Roof Gables (00:01:00)

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

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Tips on How to Weatherproof a Roof

    DIY Network experts examine how you can protect your home from the elements no matter where you live.

  10. 10. Tips on Saving Energy and Money

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

  11. 11. Strengthen a Garage Door (00:01:00)

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

  12. 12. Weatherproof Your Home

    Use the step-by-step instructions in these projects to weatherproof your home and decrease your energy bills.

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    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Securing a Home's Foundation (00:01:00)

    Hire an expert in seismic retrofitting to secure your home's foundation.

  15. 15. Home Comfort

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