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Top 38 Weatherproofing Projects

  1. 1. How to Secure a Water Heater (00:01:00)

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

  2. 2. How to Secure Heavy Furniture (00:01:00)

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

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

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

  4. 4. Weatherproofing Doors (04:50)

    Be a home detective by locating and repairing costly leaks around doors.

  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Storm Panels Protect Windows (00:01:00)

    Install storm panels to protect your windows and home from strong wind.

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

    This piece looks at insulating and then capping window frames,

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

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

  9. 9. How to Weather-Proof an Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

    Add backer board to help the cabinet unit withstand the elements.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Tips on Saving Energy and Money

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

  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Securing a Home's Foundation (00:01:00)

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

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