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  1. How to Clean Soffit Vents

    Blow out debris from your soffit (eave) vents to maintain good attic ventilation. It’ll save on air conditioning costs in summer and protect your roof from condensation in winter.

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  1. How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting

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    Add drama and beauty with this easy-to-build soffit system and well-placed lighting. This is the ultimate improvement for ordinary ceilings.

  2. How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

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    Wrap the soffits and fascias on your home with prefinished aluminum and you'll never have to scrape, prime or paint those roof edges again. New aluminum soffits (the underside of eaves) and fascias (the vertical trim at the roof edge) won’t peel or rot, so they'll last for decades with no ...

  3. Aluminum Siding: Stop the Noise

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    Loose-fitting aluminum soffits can develop annoying rattles when the wind blows in the right direction, but the problem is easily solved with a few lengths of screen spline.

  4. How to Improve Attic Ventilation

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    Adequate roof ventilation reduces cooling bills, extends shingle life, and prevents roof rot and ice dams in winter. Both roof and soffit vents are easy to install in just a few hours. They'll protect your house from expensive future repairs. This article will help you determine if your attic is properly ventilated and show you how to install more vents if you need them.

  5. Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction

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    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 rot by reducing moisture buildup. Learn how to install them in this article.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace (Aluminum Soffit Based)

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Good evening welcome to my entry for the "Off the Grid Contest". I present to you a product aimed at lowering your winter heating bill and carbon footprint by generating heat for free using the power of the sun! Projects that involve warming air for space heating using the sun are plentiful. ...

  2. Exposed Beams - 10 Unconventional Home Design Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Pipes. Beams. Ductwork. These things are generally hidden in our homes behind walls, in ceilings, and within soffits . Sometimes, however, it pays to leave some of these tubes, conduits, and structural elements exposed to serve as edgy decorative statements. Done right, this approach can lend an ...

  3. 5 Home Repairs That Can Break the Bank (and How to Avoid Them)

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    FromBobVila.com

    A home is like a relationship—it requires a little bit of money and attention to keep it going strong. Neglect some e...

  4. Wallpaper Borders - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Wallpaper borders are strips of varying widths, typically used as the finishing accent in traditionally wallpapered rooms. But did you know that you can also employ wallpaper borders on their own?

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Types of Soffit Vents

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    Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com discusses soffit vents and how they work in tandem with ridge vents to provide a total attic ventilation system.

  2. Types of Attic Ventilation Systems

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com discusses attic ventilation systems including the use of ridge vents and soffit vents.

  3. Types of Ridge Vents

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com discusses ridge vents and how they work in tandem with soffit vents to provide a total attic ventilation system.

  4. Attic Insulation - Vents and Lighting

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video Gale Tedhams talks about how to insulate vents and around lights.

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Blog Posts

  1. How to Build A Soffit Around Ductwork

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Building Soffits  To Hide HVAC And Other Ceiling Obstructions: Learning how to build a soffit around ductwork is not a difficult process and there are many ways to do it. Some ways are better than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  2. Ryobi ProTip Paint Sprayer Tool

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    FromAsk the Builder

    I tested the Ryobi ProTip Paint Sprayer on soffit boards prior to installation. I followed the limited instructions that came with the sprayer, loaded the paint and began spray painting. But not for long!

  3. Checking Things Off the List: Winter 2014

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    FromDIY Diva

    My internal clock is set for some time back in June, but according to the calendar it’s already effing September. That’s how we’re going to...

  4. Visible Progress

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    FromDIY Diva

    Ten years of DIY has taught me a lot of things, but the longest running lesson is how to keep myself going when I’m feeling...

  5. Demolicious

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    FromDIY Diva

    Yes. That’s a word. I totally made it up and it does, in fact, make it even harder to take myself seriously. But then again, so did the entire process...

  6. Ten Projects I Have To Get Done Before Winter

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    FromDIY Diva

    I think we’re officially 3 days into Summer, which means my panic mechanism regarding projects that need to be done before it starts snowing just kicked in to high gear....

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