Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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.
insulation around attic stairs

How to Insulate Attic Stairs in Your Home

Folding attic stairs can be one of the biggest culprits for air infiltration of your home. To fix the problem install foam weather stripping around the perimeter of the attic stair opening or construct an insulating stair cover. Watch this video to find out more.

3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Safety

Use these three products to add an extra layer of safety to your family home.
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.

How to Insulate Windows to Keep Out the Cold

Installing insulation kits on windows can save energy on heating and cooling by providing an insulating barrier and keeping out drafts. Watch this video to find out how.
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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2x4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.
Vermiculite insulation in an attic

Dangers of Asbestos Contaminated Vermiculite Insulation in Your Home

Vermiculite is a popular insulation material, but much of the vermiculite used in the U.S. before 1990 was contaminated with asbestos. Removal of vermiculite insulation can be costly and complicated; but in some cases, you may be able to leave the material in place with proper precautions. Read on to find out more.
Danny Lipford in attic over garage.

Insulating Attic Over Carport

David asks, "My house attic is insulated, but I noticed that the attic over the carport is not insulated. Does this matter?"

Since the air in the attic space is not heated or cooled and is vented to the outside, it doesn’t matter if the area over the carport is insulated. Read on to find out more.
Frost and ice on window pane

How to Winterize Your Home

Winterizing your home is just a fancy way of saying you're making it more energy efficient. here are my top seven suggestions that you should think about doing to help protect your home against Old Man Winter and make the colder temps more tolerable. Read on to find out more.