Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Man replaces weatherstripping in door frame

How to Replace Worn Weather Stripping Around Doors

Replacing worn or damaged weather stripping around exterior doors will save on your energy bills. Weather stripping either fits in a groove cut in the casing or is attached to the door jambs.
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?”
Danny Lipford installing fiberglass insulation under floor.

Which Way to Face Insulation?

Kim asks, "On your show you said that when insulating under a floor, the paper facing should face up against the flooring. Why can't I install it the other way?

Regardless of whether insulation is installed in a wall, attic, or crawlspace; the paper facing should always face toward the inside of the home.
Using an extended blade utility knife to cut fiberglass insulation.

Tip for Cutting Fiberglass Insulation Easily

Find out how to cut thick batts or rolls of fiberglass insulation easily by using an extendable utility knife with break-off blades. Watch this video to find out more.
Installing insulation between the joists in a basement

How to Insulate Under Floors in a Basement or Crawlspace

Insulating the space between the joists in a basement or crawlspace can help reduce your energy bills. Watch this video to find out how.
Danny Lipford in insulated attic of house.

When to Use Faced or Unfaced Attic Insulation

When insulating your attic, it’s important to know when to use insulation with a paper facing and when to use unfaced insulation. Watch this video to find out which one to use.
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.
Danny Lipford installing foam insulation on water pipe in crawlspace under house.

How to Insulate Water Pipes to Prevent Freezing

Watch this video for tips on how to insulate water pipes and keep them from freezing during cold winter weather.
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.