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Projects, tips and ideas for all the ceilings in your home from installing ceiling fans and insulating to makeovers and repairing ceiling problems.

How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation

Fiberglass batts are the cheapest, easiest way to insulate new walls. However, they're often installed poorly — and even small gaps can reduce efficiency as much as 25 percent. In this article, we'll show you how to avoid those mistakes, how to cut and fit fiberglass batts and how to work around electrical outlets and cables.

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  • Ceiling Repair: Fix a Sagging Ceiling

    Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You either have to replace 1/2-in. drywall with 5/8-in. or add furring strips and a…

  • How to Cut Ceiling Tiles

    The Family Handyman expert, Wade Sides, will show you how to cut custom ceiling tiles and shadow lines along the wall.

  • 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.

  • Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and…

  • How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

    Repairing a damaged textured ceiling starts with replacing the damaged drywall underneath the texture. Here's the right way to prep the area for…

  • 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…

  • Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

    A textured ceiling that's deteriorated or suffered water damage can be restored to new condition by scraping, priming, and then spraying new…

  • How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

    Is your popcorn ceiling showing its age? Here's a hassle-free way to refresh it. Painting acoustical ceilings is easy—just use this…

  • How to Install a Ceiling Fan Remote

    Old ceiling fans may have inconvenient pull chains, make noise or need repairs. One easy fix is to install a ceiling fan remote control. You may…

  • How to Fix a Wobbly Ceiling Fan

    Ceiling fans often wobble for reasons other than balance. Although a slight wobble (1/8 in. on high) is normal, anything more than that can be…

  • Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

    When water leaks onto a drywall ceiling, ugly coffee-colored stains usually appear. Sometimes the ceiling texture will become saturated and…

  • Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling

    Create an attractive beam and panel ceiling with just 2x4s and fiberboard. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble and looks like a classic beamed…

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