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Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

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.


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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...


14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


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.

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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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Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic

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

5 Things You Need to Know About Vermiculite

If your home was built before 1990, you might have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.


How to Soundproof a Home Office

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


Spray foam tube cleaning

Forget to clean the plastic tube and nozzle after using half a can of spray foam? Find out our spray...


Insulate Basement Rim Joists

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

How to Insulate an Attic Door

Insulate an old attic door with inexpensive fiberglass and tape


Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

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


Garden Shears Turned Insulation Trimmer

Here’s a faster, cleaner way to cut fiberglass insulation.


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


Pipe Insulation for Baby-Proofing

To avoid any injuries when my granddaughter visits our house, I added some foam pipe insulation around dangerous edges in...


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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.


Garage Remodel Tips

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