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House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


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Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic

Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.

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Mineral Stone Wool Insulation is Making a Comeback. Here’s Why

An old product with big advantages makes a comeback


Removing Mold From Walls

The best solution is to find the cause.


How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.


Spray Foam Insulation Tips

Never worked with two-part spray foam insulation before? Here's a guide on how to get in, get out and get...

How to Soundproof a Home Office

Seal holes, upgrade doors, and add layers of insulation and acoustic board to block sound transmission.



Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


How to Insulate a Garage Door

If you have an attached garage with an uninsulated garage door, it's costing you money in both winter and summer.


Prevent Ice Dams

Take action now before the snow starts falling

This Kitchen Staple is Perfect for Cutting Pipe Insulation to Fit

Learn how to cut pipe insulation like butter...or at least bread.


How to Insulate an Attic Door

Insulate an old attic door with inexpensive fiberglass and tape


How to Instantly Remove Spray Foam Mistakes

Get rid of spray foam overspray with this cheap and simple trick.


House Insulation: Winter Curtains

How to get insulation from your curtains.


How To Strip Wire the Safe Way

When stripping insulation from wiring, you might be tempted to use the cutting jaws on lineman’s pliers instead use a...


Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

Foam ceiling insulation is an excellent solution where moisture is a problem.


How to Fix Burned Wire

How to fix the insulation on burned wire quickly and easily


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Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

Want to save money, energy and feel warmer this winter? Insulate your house the right way using these simple tips.


How to Fix Sweating Pipes

A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.


Clever Tool Storage: Drill Bits and Other Pointy Tools

Try this quick, simple solution to workbench clutter


Foundation Insulation Panels

Two easy ways to dress up and insulate exposed foundation walls


Garage Remodel Tips

Convert your drafty, dingy, spider-infested garage into a bright, comfortable work space


Air Conditioner Repair: Replace Rotted Insulation

Replace rotting insulation on outside A/C lines