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What’s the Best Cathedral Ceiling Insulation Option?

Cathedral ceiling insulation is vital to keep moisture from sneaking in. But have you ever wondered what the best option is for insulation?

How to Choose the Best Whole House Fan for Your Home

What is a whole house fan? Not only can these helpful ventilation systems help keep you cool, but they also...


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7 Built-In Storage Ideas for Small Homes

Feeling cramped in your apartment or small house? These built-in storage ideas will free up space and help your cut...


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7 Attic Projects to Tackle This Year

The attic is an important part of the house that's often overlooked. These projects keep the space functioning and control...


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7 Best Attic Door Insulation Covers

You insulate the attic to keep the house warm. But if you don't insulate the door, you'll still be cold....

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How Much Does It Cost To Insulate an Attic?

It varies with the size of the attic, the material you use and several other factors. Here's a breakdown to...


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The Best Types of Attic Insulation

Choose from these types of attic insulation to keep your house warm and your attic dry and mold-free. You'll also...

You Should Never Store These 10 Things in Your Attic

The attic is out of sight, out of mind—which actually makes it one of the worst spots for some of...


The Headlamp I Never Knew I Needed

This top-notch Fenix HM65r headlamp showed me the light when I thought my old headlamp was fine.


5 Things to Look for in a DIY Attic Inspection

Your attic could be hiding more than cobwebs. Here's what you should look for next time you're up there.


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Are Attic Fans Worth It? 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.

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The 6 Best Attic Fans for Your Home

An attic fan provides an affordable way to draw fresh air through your attic, extending the life of your roof...


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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...


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Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!


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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...


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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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Types of Attic Insulation: Pros and Cons

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which


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.


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A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House

Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...


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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Storage 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...


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How to Get Rid of Bats in the Attic

Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.


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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...


Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable

MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...

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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 Insulate an Attic When Finishing

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...


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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...


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...


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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.