Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Solar powered attic vent fan.

Attic Ventilation

Hot air in your attic may not seem like such a bad thing in the winter, but it contains moisture that can condense and cause long term problems. In summer, heat in the attic not only makes your air conditioner work harder, but it also cooks roof shingles from the underside and reduces their life.
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.

Dryer Vent Extension

When dryer lint builds up in the dryer vent pipe, it can drastically slow down the time it takes to dry clothes. Danny demonstrates how a dryer vent booster fan can help solve the problem.
Garage door dumbwaiter being used to carry groceries upstairs.

DIY Dumbwaiter

Watch this video to find out how a simple DIY dumbwaiter made from a garage door opener can be used to carry groceries up and recycling down in a house with a garage located below the kitchen.

Attic Insulation

Homeowners ask me all the time how they can control their monthly utility bills. Many have resigned themselves to paying high bills because they think that’s just the price you have to pay to be comfortable and that’s certainly a factor.

Dryer Vent Safety

Homeowners are often puzzled about why their clothes dryer takes longer to finish a load than it used to. A build-up of lint in the dryer or its vent pipe can not only reduce the efficiency of the dryer but it can also be a fire hazard.
Measuring amount of attic insulation with tape measure.

Getting Adequate Attic Insulation

Read on to find out how much insulation you need and tips on installing the different types of insulation that are available.

DIY Bench Hook for Your Shop

A bench hook fits over the edge of a workbench to provide a stable, easy way to hand saw lumber. Watch this video to see how to use a bench hook.

How to Build a Simple Folding Workbench

Find out how to make a DIY lightweight workbench that's easy to move and fold up for storage. Watch this video to find out how.