Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
House wrapped on outside with housewrap.

Vapor Barriers in Your Home

David asks, "Can you wrap your house with a plastic vapor barrier before you brick it? If not, why?"

Wrapping the outside of your house with plastic is not a good idea, since it can cause water vapor to condense in your walls, which could lead to the growth of mold or cause the wood to rot.
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.

How to Prevent Fiberglass Insulation Itch

In addition to a long sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, dust mask, and eye goggles, rub your hands and arms with baby powder or corn starch before working with fiberglass insulation. Watch this video to find out more.

Cutting Insulation

To cut insulation squarely and accurately use a utility knife with snap off blade extended all the way out. Watch this video to find out more.