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Top Five Home Improvement Mistakes

Over the years, I've been asked hundreds of home improvement questions, and I’ve noticed that many are the result of the same mistakes. That’s understandable.  While home improvements can be both exciting and exhilarating, they’re not something you do every day.  Most projects travel down a...

Attics and Lofts

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long - the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening in your home every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

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As the summer season begins its slow fade into fall, it's time to start thinking about projects that can prep your house for the chillier weather ahead. Here's where to begin.

Weekend #1: Get the Garage Door Ready to Roll

Your garage can be a handy storage zone for tools, sports...

Insulation and Ventilation

Adding extra attic insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The Department of Energy advises 19 inches in fiberglass batt insulation or 22 inches of blown insulation in your attic. 

Insulate Quickly and Efficiently with Owens Corning's Atticat Blown-in Insulation System

Make a big improvement to your home’s energy efficiency in just a few hours with the AttiCat Blown-In Insulation System from Owens Corning. The perfect weekend DIY project, AttiCat insulates attics and other spaces quickly and easily, for year-round savings and comfort.

The AttiCat System...

Attic Ventilation
Dear Tom and Leslie: 

I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight...