Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Properly Vent a Bathroom Exhaust Fan in an Attic

Venting a bathroom exhaust fan into your attic is never a good idea — here are three better options.
Man in white jumpsuit adding insulation between joists in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate the Crawl Space Under Your Home

Margaret asks, “My house has a crawlspace under it, and the floors get very cold in winter. What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace on a budget?”
Adding attic soffit vents under roof eaves.

How to Calculate Attic Vent Area Needed When Adding Soffit Vents

Keeping your attic cooler in the summer can increase the life of the roof as well as saving money on your air conditioning bill. To effectively cool the attic, outside air needs to circulate through it. Read on to find out how to calculate the amount of vent area needed for your attic.
Water from roof leak running down rafter in attic.

Tips for Locating Hard to Find Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find the source of hard to find roof leaks by inspecting the roof rafters and decking from inside your attic.
Screwing frame to attic floor joists.

How to Build a Raised Storage Area in Your Attic

Building a raised platform in your attic is a great way to increase storage space while making sure you have plenty of insulation in the attic floor. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Solve Moisture Problems Under Your Home

Mary asks, “We live in an older home that is raised off the ground with a crawlspace. In the past few years, the hardwood flooring in several rooms has started to warp and cup. What could be the problem?”

It sounds like you may have excessive moisture and humidity in the crawlspace under your home.
Solar powered attic exhaust vent fan mounted on roof.

How to Size Attic Exhaust Vent Fans for Your Home

Lin asks, "I want to install attic vent fans in my roof. Is there a formula on how many you need and the size?"
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Combining an Attic Vent Fan with a Roof Ridge Vent

Ron asks, "We installed a ridge vent and a solar powered vent fan on our roof. I noticed you said that these two systems should not be combined. Should we remove one?"

Combining an attic vent fan with a ridge vent is not recommended since it can reverse the natural flow of hot air in the attic. Read on to find out more.
Danny Lipford posing in front of Owens Corning insulation.

How Much Attic Insulation Do You Need?

If hot or cold air is entering your home through the attic, you may need more insulation. Here's what you need to know.