Attic

All the information you need to ensure your attic stays comfortable, clutter free and organized.

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10 Inspiring Attic Bedroom Ideas

These attic bedroom ideas from Instagram will help you turn your dark and forgotten space into a magical upstairs retreat.

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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...


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.


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.

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Finishing an Attic

Maximize headroom when insulating an attic.


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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...


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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...


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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...


Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Is one type better than the other?

How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


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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.


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.

Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

Vent an exhaust fan the correct way— through a roof hood.


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction

A well-ventilated attic makes for a healthier house. Here's how to keep the air moving with soffit vents.


How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.


How to Insulate an Attic Door

Insulate an old attic door with inexpensive fiberglass and tape


How to Improve Attic Ventilation

Good attic and roof ventilation lowers cooling bills, extends shingle life and reduces winter ice dams.


How to Repair a Bathroom Fan

Replace a dead motor and improve air flow


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms

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11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic

These critters didn’t sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here’s how to...


Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

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


13 Basic Home Improvement Skills DIYers Must Know

Save yourself from numerous problems at home by memorizing these hacks.


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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 Clean Soffit Vents

The best way to clean soffit vents is with compressed air