If you have a problem with a door always being left open in your home, a pneumatic door closer might be just the answer. Residential door closers now come in a variety of styles and colors, making them more visually pleasing than their commercial counterparts.

Pneumatic door closers are easy to install. Here’s how to go about it.

How to Install a Pneumatic Door Closer:

  1. Choose a model and color that will blend in with the woodwork in your home.
  2. Position paper templates that come with the closer to the door facing and door, as shown in the instructions, and hold them in place with tape.
  3. Drill pilot holes through the template into the door facing and door.
  4. Screw the door closer to the door facing.
  5. Screw the arm bracket to the door.
  6. Attach half of the closing arm to the door closer.
  7. Attach the other half of the closing arm to the door.
  8. Link the two halves of the closing arms together.
  9. Adjust the tension screw on the pneumatic cylinder to regulate the closing speed.
  10. Add the cover housing to give the residential door closer a finished look.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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