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Whether you're replacing an old door or installing a new one, here are ways to enhance the doors in your home.

Ask TOH Season 2, Ep25, Tom Silva replaces weatherstripping
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How to Weatherstrip an Exterior Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for fixing a drafty door

Everything to Know About Dog Doors

Entries right-sized for pets are easy for them to use—and convenient for their humans, too. Here’s how to install a dog door that’s safe and secure for you and your pet.

How to Install an Automatic Door Closer

How does automatic closing with customizable speed and power sound to you? Installing an automatic door closer can check all those boxes while meeting code and keeping you safe.

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How to Create a Dutch Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva converts a regular door into a Dutch door.

All About Multi-Panel Doors

Whether they fold, slide, or pivot, these door systems turn solid walls into light-filled expanses of glass.

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How to Install a Sliding Glass Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider

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How to Restore an Antique Door

Ask This Old House General Contractor, Tom Silva, helps two homeowners meticulously restore their original, 1918 front door using a paint stripper, mahogany veneer, and a polyurethane finish.

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How to Prehang a Salvaged Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to turn an old door into a prehung door for a new opening

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How to Paint an Exterior Metal Door

Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal front entry door.

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How to Install a Storm Door with a Dog Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a storm door with her active dog in mind

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How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door

How to Soundproof a Door

How can you stop—or at least reduce— noise coming from outside a room? Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to soundproof an interior door, and we’ll tell you how.

How to Rekey a Lock

To improve your home’s security, you’ll want to change your locks or rekey them. Learn the best time to do either, and how to rekey a lock.

How to Stop a Storm Door from Icing Up

Here’s why your screen door might be icing up on and how to prevent it.

How to Fix Loose Door Hinges

If a door sags because the hinge holes are stripped, you can use dowels to save the day.

All About Fiberglass Entry Doors

They're weatherproof, easy to maintain, and harder than ever to distinguish from wood.

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Interior Door Installation

Tom Silva shows you how to install a pre-hung interior door in your home step by step.

11 Types of Hinges You Should Know

Read this DIY guide to hinges, their design, style, and purpose.

A Guide to Front Door Replacements

The front door to your house must be tough, yet handsome and gracious. See our list of options that cater to a variety of styles, budgets and quality.

Sliding Barn Door dividing two rooms.
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How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Get a rustic look by building your own barn door with this step-by-step guide.

How to Seal a Door Gap

We show you how to use silicone weatherstripping to fill gaps in your door.

5 Types of Weather Stripping Material

A guide to help you select of the best material to use for weather stripping your doors or windows.

How to Refinish a Door

A pro's secrets for rejuvenating weather-beaten wood.

Finding Sliding Door Replacement Parts

We show you how to identify a sliding glass door manufacturer, how to order replacement parts, and the best way to care for your doors.

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How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

In this video, we show you how to install a new deadbolt lock step-by-step with tips on how to mark the door and position the drill.

Guide to Buying a Garage Door

Here are the materials, insulation, installation, and maintenance considerations to help you select the best garage door for your home.

Wood Entry Doors: Cost, Safety, and Buying Tips

We help you select and care for a front door that's right for your home's style—and your budget.

Exterior Dutch Door for $63

An intrepid homeowner saves the cost of a new Dutch door to contain her dogs—by cutting her existing front door in half.

How to Remove an Interior Doorknob

No need to call in the pros for a faulty lockset, here’s how to take off your doorknob yourself.

People blocking drafty door with long tubes.
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How to Install a Prehung Exterior Door

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes quick work of replacing an old door.

How to Install a Prehung Door

Tom Silva does a plumb job installing a prehung interior door.

Exterior French Doors: A Buyer’s Guide

Looking for the best patio doors? The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right ones for your house and budget.