Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
House with snow around it

Winterizing Your Home

With winter here many Americans are looking for ways to save money on the rising cost of heating their homes. In addition, this is also the time of year when homeowners may want to take a look at some unwanted visitors who can do some real damage to areas of the home you may never see.
Water damage to home caused by hurricane related flooding.

How to Keep Water from Damaging the Foundation of Your Home

Watch this video to find out the importance of proper drainage around the outside of your home to prevent water damage to your foundation, and what you can do to help correct drainage problems around your home.
Water damage to home caused by hurricane related flooding.

Tips for Maintaining an Efficient Sump Pump

A sump pump can be an effective device for moving accumulated water away from your house and preventing costly repairs. Here are a few tips to keep your sump pump in good working order.
Versa Lift remote controlled attic storage lift.

Adding an Attic Lift and Built-in Drop Zone to Improve Storage

Find out how we organized the storage space in a cluttered garage by adding an attic lift and building a drop zone bench to organize shoes, coats, and backpacks. Watch video to find out more.
Attic insulation

DIY Tips for Saving Energy in Your Home

Everyone wants to reduce the utility bills on their home. Watch this video for simple ways to lower heating and cooling costs, improve insulation, save energy on lighting, and make your hot water heater more energy efficient.
Danny Lipford with Matt Cook in remodeled basement

Basement Refinishing Tips for Your Home

Finishing a basement can be a great way to add extra living space to your home. But before you take on a basement remodeling project, it’s important to consider potential problems, like excess moisture, low ceilings, lack of emergency exits, and stairways that aren't up to code.
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Which Way to Face Soffit Eave Vents?

Don asks, “What direction should the fins face on soffit vents, toward or away from the house?”

It’s best to face soffit vents in toward the house. Read on to find out the reasons why.
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.

How to Make Floors Warmer Over a Crawl Space in Winter

Glen asks, “Can I install a plastic sheet over the existing insulation under the crawl space of my house without causing mold to the insulation?”

A better approach would be to limit the ventilation in your crawl space during the winter, and cover the ground with plastic to reduce the moisture level under your home.