Expert Advice on Improving Your 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.

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.
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.
Installing an Attic Stairway Cover

How to Insulate Your Attic to Keep Cold Air Out

Pull down attic stairs can be a source of heat and cooling loss in your home. There are several options available to insulate an attic stair opening, including constructing a foam box and buying premade attic stair covers. Watch this video to find out more.
Insulated foam box for attic drop down stairs

DIY Fold Down Attic Stair Insulation

Watch this video for an inexpensive, DIY way to insulate attic stairs and make your home more energy efficient.
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?”

How to Apply a Vapor Barrier to Attic Insulation

Beth asks, “The insulation in my attic has a paper backing, and I'd like to add a vapor barrier on top. Is that a good idea?”

The paper facing on your insulation is the vapor barrier, and you should never put a vapor barrier on top of attic insulation. Read on to find out more.
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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.