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.

Tackling Chores You Can’t Ignore

Young families like Chuck and Allison Kelley's have plenty of things vying for their time, energy and money; so we helped them catch up on some chores that shouldn't be ignored.
Danny Lipford in front of house.

Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Summer is right around the corner, with plenty of warm weather and sunshine on the way. But along with the welcome change in the weather are harmful UV rays that can damage outdoor wood surfaces and blistering heat that can run your utility bills through the roof. Read on for three ways to save energy and protect your home this summer.
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 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?”
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.

How to Insulate the Floor of a Finished Attic

Nicole asks, "When finishing an attic, which way should I face the insulation, or should I use nothing at all?"

Since both the attic above and room below will be heated, you can use unfaced insulation without a vapor barrier or no insulation at all. Read on to find out more.