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

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

  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Securing a Home's Foundation (00:01:00)

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

  6. 6. How to Pressure Wash and Seal a Deck

    Pressure washing an old deck can make it look like new again.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Tips on Weatherproofing Doors and Windows

    DIY experts offer tips on weatherproofing doors and windows -- and lowering energy bills.

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

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

  12. 12. How to Weatherstrip a Door with Self-Stick Foam

    Self-stick foam is a very simple and inexpensive option for insulating an exterior door.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How to Secure a Water Heater (00:01:00)

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

  14. 14. 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...

  15. 15. 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.

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