Attic Insulation and Ventilation

Remodeling ideas, projects and tips for finishing, remodeling, ventilating and insulating and your attic.

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  • How to Insulate an Attic Door

    Insulate an attic scuttle door quickly and effectively with fiberglass insulation and foam tape.

  • Finishing an Attic

    Are you finishing your attic? First you'll need to insulate the ceiling. Here's how to do the job properly.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Saving Energy: Blown Attic Insulation

    Learn how to insulate your attic yourself with blown-in cellulose insulation, and start saving money on your utility bills. This step-by-step…

  • Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction

    Roof and soffit vents reduce cooling costs in summer, prevents ice dams in the winter, extend the life of your shingles and prevent mildew and…

  • How to Seal Attic Air Leaks

    Small air leaks into uninsulated attic space are a major source of heat loss in many homes. Here's how to locate the leak spots and plug…

  • How to Improve Attic Ventilation

    Adequate roof ventilation reduces cooling bills, extends shingle life, and prevents roof rot and ice dams in winter. Both roof and soffit vents…

  • Prevent Ice Dams

    Ice dams are a fact of life in snowy areas of the country, but they can be reduced and even eliminated with proper insulation and venting.…

  • Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

    Solve moisture and rot problems in insulated cathedral ceilings with closed-cell foam insulation. It fills and seals the space and doesn't…

  • How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

    Looking for a simple expansion that’ll give you more space in your home? A new dormer in a cramped, underused attic might just be the ticket.…

  • Choosing a Whole House Fan

    Whole house fans will keep you and your home cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning. We walk you through the pros and cons and help…

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