Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Danny Lipford with central vacuum system

Advantages of Solar Exhaust Fan and Central Vacuum System

To remove hot air from the upper story in the Kuppersmith garage, we installed a solar powered exhaust fan. To make vacuuming easy and improve indoor air quality, a central vacuum system was installed inside the home. Watch this video to find out more.
installing floor support in the attic

What to Consider When Turning an Attic into Living Space

Converting an attic into an extra room can be great way to add living space to your home, but it may not be as simple as you might think. Watch this video to find out more before considering an attic conversion.
pink attic insulation

How to Find Out if You Have Enough Insulation in Your Attic

Since up to 70% of the energy used in the home goes for heating and cooling, it’s important to be sure you have enough insulation. A simple test is to look in your attic. If you can see the top of the ceiling joists, then you need more insulation. Insulation comes in rolls you can install yourself, or it can be blown into the attic.
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.

Attic Drain Line Step

Exposed drain lines in an attic are often a trip hazard and can easily become damaged. To reduce this risk and prevent an accident build a bridge to cover the drain lines.
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.
rolls of pink insulation in the attic

How Much Insulation Do You Need in Your Home

Insulation in your home is important to reduce heat loss and gain and save energy. How well a particular type of insulation works is determined by its R-value, which is a measure of the insulation’s resistance to the transfer of heat. Watch this video to find out more.
Roxul Stone Wool Insulation Now Rockwool

Why We Use Stone Wool Insulation

Stone wool insulation, like that from Rockwool, is fire-resistant, mold- and mildew-resistant, and absorbs sounds from adjacent rooms. See why else we like this stuff!
Danny Lipford in attic over garage.

Does Insulating Over a Garage Save Energy?

Find out if insulating the attic over your garage is a good use of your energy dollars, and if it will save on your utility bills. Watch this video to find out more.