Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Everything You Need to Know About Insulation’s R-Value

Insulation's R-value measures its resistance to heat flow — the higher the R-value, the better it insulates per inch of thickness. If you're still confused, here's a crash course on R-value!

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.
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.
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.
Nailing soffit vent to eaves.

How to Install Soffit Eave Vents on Your Home

Find out how to improve the ventilation in your attic by installing soffit vents under the eaves of your house. Watch this video to find out more.
Building foam cover for attic stairs

How to Insulate Attic Drop Down Access Stairs

Even if your attic is well insulated, the folding stairs that provides access can be a major source of heat loss. Watch this video to see how to make an insulating cover from foam board to insulate the stairs leading to your attic.