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Weatherproofing Patio Door: Remove Knob Before Installing Plastic?

Living at ground zero of Blizzardville, with 55mph winds predicted, I'm belatedly weatherproofing my drafty patio door (via 3M Indoor Window Insulator Kit for Patio Door). Question is: do I remove doorknob, or just drape the plastic over it? Aesthetics aren't a huge issue, I don't mind if the plastic shows. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jan 26, 2015 - 7 answers

How to keep condensation from forming on shed ceiling?

This is the first question in what will become my WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! series. WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!! It comes with a good-sized aluminum shed. The seller told us that condensation forms on the ceiling during the winter (we have cool, rainy winters), so he kept everything in there covered with a tarp. I inspected the shed yesterday (WE GOT OUR KEYS!!), and did see some mildewy spots on the ceiling indicative of condensation. Is there anything I can do to prevent the condensation from forming? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 23, 2013 - 13 answers

Can you identify this mysterious building material?

Somebody left a piece of building material on our front porch this morning. We immediately assumed it had fallen off of our house somewhere but I can't see anything missing. Can AskMe identify what it is and where I should look? We're new homeowners and I'm growing paranoid that some critical piece of the weatherproofing has come off and I won't realize it until disaster strikes. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Waterproofing a wool coat

Can I scotch guard my coat? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jan 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Mildew city?

The house I'm renting has very little storage space inside but has a huge deck. How much damage would I do to my stored items to keep them in plastic Rubbermaid containers on the deck? It doesn't snow here but it gets quite rainy.
posted by Pomo on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Stay stuck dammit.

In search of clearcoat or other substance that will allow vinyl wall stickers to survive the elements of Canadian spring/summer/fall. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Aug 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Window air conditioners and winter: how do they mix?

I'm probably going to need to leave my air conditioner in the window during the '07-'08 winter, and I have a few questions about air conditioners and winter. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 22, 2007 - 16 answers

Help us weatherproof our house.

I need suggestions for inexpensive weatherproofing on our home. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Oct 17, 2005 - 10 answers

I don't want an insulation, just evaluation....

I'm trying to find a service that will come to our house and help us evaluate where we are leaking heat, so we can wrap the house up as tightly as possible against our pending $500+ per month winter heating bills. However, I can't figure out who to call to do this -- even the yellow pages are no help. Everywhere I turn directs me to people who will insulate our house, but we just want help in evaluating how to insulate it ourselves. Is there a service that does this? What might it be called? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 14, 2005 - 12 answers

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