Attic Fans: What To Know Before You Buy
Attic ventilation comes in many forms. Here, we take a look at attic fans and why they’re useful.
6 Best Attic Fans
An attic fan provides an affordable way to draw fresh air through your attic, extending the life of your roof...
8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection
Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...
What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring
Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense...
Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types
What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...
If Any of These Things Are in Your Attic, You’re Sitting on a Gold Mine
From a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence to a secret drawer filled with jewels, you never know where...
Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage
Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Store Stuff In The Attic
It may be a convenient storage spot, but you should reconsider storing items in your attic. Here's why.
15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...
How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic
Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.
10 Important Things You Need to Do When Finishing Your Attic
Finishing your attic can add space and utility and increase the value of your home, as long as it's done...
6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage
Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.
What You Need to Know About Installing a Furnace in Your Attic
If you're looking to increase livable space in your home, consider moving the furnace into the attic. This installation is...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
Attic Inspection Checklist (Plus DIY Inspection Tips)
When the seasons change, it's time to inspect your attic! Know what to look for with this expert-approved attic inspection...
Why You Need a Home Attic Inspection
What happens in the attic doesn't always stay in the attic, and can impact your entire home. That's why it's...
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
What to Do After Hail Damages Your Roof
Don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. Here's what you need...
Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic
Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.