Attic Insulation

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How to Reflect Heat with Radiant Barriers

Block summer heat from outside, or keep winter warmth in.

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Roof Insulation and Ventilation

Stop losing energy through your attic.

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Should You Insulate Your Attic?

Stop neglecting the most overlooked space in your house.

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How to Remove Loose Fill Attic Insulation

Removing loose fill attic insulation just got easier with these helpful and safe tips.

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Attic Insulation - Insulating the Attic Floor

Your rafters are insulated. Now for your attic floor.

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How to Lay Blanket Insulation in Your Attic - Part 2

Blanket insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs.

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Energy Star Attic Insulation 3 - Installing Rafter Vents

In part 3 of this series we learn how to add baffles to soffit vents.

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Attic Insulation 1 - Getting Ready for the Winter

Worried about heat escaping through your attic?

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Will Insulating Attic Flooring Increase How Much Weight It Can Support?

Wish your attic floor supported more weight?

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Why Are Attic Baffles Necessary for an Insulated Attic?

Attic baffles are critical to your home health. Here's why.

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How to Install Closed-Cell Foam in an Attic

Adding closed cell foam insulation? You'll need to suit up.

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Replacing Attic Door Insulation

Installing attic stair insulation can be an easy task.

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Adding Insulation to Attic Floors

Energy bills going through the roof? Keep the heat in with attic insulation.

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Installing Radiant Barrier Attic Ceiling Insulation

HEAT ESCAPING THROUGH YOUR ATTIC? INSTALL RADIANT BARRIER FOIL INSULATION WITH THIS GUIDE.

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Energy Star Attic Insulation 1 - Evaluation

Is your attic insulation up to snuff, or is it costing you?

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6 Basement Decorating Ideas You'll Love

How to get the most out of your basement renovations.

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Energy Savings from a Radiant Heat Barrier

Wondering if a radiant heat barrier is worth it?

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How to Lay Blanket Insulation in Your Attic - Part 1

Want to insulate your attic for less? Do it yourself.

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Cellulose Attic Insulation

Is cellulose right for your attic? Make an informed decision.

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Installing Fiberglass Blow In Attic Insulation

Keep your attic cool in summer and cozy in winter.

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How to Use DIY Foam Insulation Kits

Got a DIY foam insulation kit? Make sure you don't mess up.

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How to Insulate Your Attic Opening

Are your attic stairs letting in more than just people?

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Using Blown Insulation

Don't be intimidated by blown in insulation.

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Energy Star Attic Insulation 2 - Installation

Installing attic insulation? Make sure you do it right.

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Fiberglass Insulation in the Attic 1 - Preparation

Ready to install insulation? Not unless you do this first.

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How to Add Insulation in an Attic

There's a lot to consider when insulating your attic.

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5 Best Uses for a Vapor Barrier

Think you don't need a vapor barrier? Check this out.

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Costs of Installing a Radiant Heat Barrier

Is an insulation barrier worth the money?

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5 Things to Know about Foam Insulation

Using spray foam insulation? Arm yourself with knowledge.

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The Benefits of Cellulose Attic Insulation

Considering fiberglass insulation?

How to Install Blanket Flat Roof Insulation

Insulating a flat roof? Here's how to do it right.

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Attic Insulation 3 - Safety Measures

Adding insulation to your attic? Do so safely.

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How to Install Rigid Flat Roof Insulation

You can insulate a structure with a flat roof. Here's how.

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How to Drywall in an Attic - Safety and Preparation

A good sheetrocking job starts with a good foundation.

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How to Install Radiant Barrier Roof Decking

Radiant barrier roof decking is a material installed in roofs to reduce the heat gained in summers and the heat lost in winters. Radiant barriers usually consists of a thin sheet of reflective material applied to one or both sides of the roof. They are durable, as well as easy to use or apply. They are

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How to Insulate Attic Flooring

Is your money literally going through the roof? Insulate it.

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Attic Insulation 5 - Attic Preparation

Installing insulation? Make sure the attic's ready first.

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Fiberglass Insulation in the Attic 2 - Installation

With prep out of the way, you're ready for installation.

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How to Drywall in an Attic - Applying and Repairing

It's a pretty standard step in the finishing process.

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How to Prevent Attic Moisture

Who wants a musty attic? Keep it dry with these tips.

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Making Your Own Attic Stairs Insulation Cover

Is your attic entrance insulated? It should be.

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Attic Insulation 7 - Insulating Rafters

You've got your attic properly ventilated, now insulate.

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Testing Attic Moisture and Temperature

How to know if there's too much moisture in your attic.

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How to Insulate an Attic Door

Energy bills too high? Insulating your attic will help.

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How to Insulate a Loft Hatch

Wish there was less air passing through your loft hatch?