Cut sheet metal with less effort than tin snips.
Do I need a locksmith to install a deadbolt lock or is it something that I can do myself?
I installed weather stripping on the door frame in the entrance of my house three weeks ago. The stripping on the top and the side where the door swings open are fine, but the stripping on the hinge side of the door has fallen off. Did I not install it properly?
My front door warps and gives me a lot of trouble. In the summer it rattles in the wind and in the winter I can hardly push it hard enough to get the latch to catch and hold it shut. What can I do to stop the warping?
My living room window is fogging up during the cold winter months. Are the blinds hanging in front of the window in any way responsible?
I am concerned that my venetian blinds may contain lead. How can I be sure that the blinds do not contain lead?
Last winter my heating bills were considerably high. I noticed that there was a draft coming from my living room window. I do not want to permanently seal the window, but is there anything that can cut down the draft and be removed in the spring?
Rain is coming into my house through a closed window. Personnel at the hardware store suggested using either polyurethane caulking, silicone caulking, or latex caulking. I'm confused. Which one is best?
In order to eliminate a draft, I caulked the edges of my bedroom window. Unfortunately, I caulked the window shut. Now I am unable to open my window. Is there a product that can remove the caulking?
I am the second owner of an eight-year-old house. All the windows in the house are wooden casement windows that crank open. When it rains, water enters the house between the glass and the window frame. Why are windows that are only eight years old reacting to the elements this way, and what can I do to correct the problem?
I am building a new house. What is the best way to protect the tops of the outside window frames from water damage?
I have a single-pane window with a metal frame in my basement. The window is fine, but the metal frame is always sweating. What is causing this, and what can I do to eliminate it?
The windows at my cottage are double-paned. I have discovered condensation in between the two panes. What can I do to correct the problem?
I live in a two-story house that sits on concrete and does not have a basement. The living room is difficult to keep warm in the winter. All the hot-air vents are located on the ceiling. If I moved them down to the ground, would the room be better heated?
There is a cold-air draft that comes through the front door of my house on cold winter days. The previous owners installed weather stripping but it does not seem to be doing the job. What can I do?
A bedroom above my garage becomes extremely cold during the winter. Is there anything that can be done to improve the overall temperature, and can the cold-air drafts be eliminated?
I have an exhaust fan in my second-floor bathroom. The system runs through the ceiling and then turns at a 90° angle and exits through the outside wall. There has been a condensation buildup where the exhaust pipe runs parallel with the ceiling. How can I correct the problem?
Is it true that a whole-house fan can effectively circulate air in a house?
An exhaust fan was installed in the bathroom last year. I heard that they should be periodically checked for efficiency. Is this true, and if so, how do I check it?
I want to finish a room in my attic, but the bathroom fan from below obstructs the floor. Do I need a new fan?