Attic Fans: What To Know Before You Buy
Attic ventilation comes in many forms. Here, we take a look at attic fans and why they’re useful.
6 Best Attic Fans
An attic fan provides an affordable way to draw fresh air through your attic, extending the life of your roof...
8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection
Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...
Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths
Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!
What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring
Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense...
10 Inspiring Attic Bedroom Ideas
These attic bedroom ideas from Instagram will help you turn your dark and forgotten space into a magical upstairs retreat.
Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types
What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which
If Any of These Things Are in Your Attic, You’re Sitting on a Gold Mine
From a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence to a secret drawer filled with jewels, you never know where...
Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage
Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.
A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House
Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Store Stuff In The Attic
It may be a convenient storage spot, but you should reconsider storing items in your attic. Here's why.
15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls
From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...
How to Get Rid of Bats in Your Attic
Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.
10 Important Things You Need to Do When Finishing Your Attic
Finishing your attic can add space and utility and increase the value of your home, as long as it's done...
Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable
MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...
6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
What You Need to Know About Installing a Furnace in Your Attic
If you're looking to increase livable space in your home, consider moving the furnace into the attic. This installation is...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
Attic Inspection Checklist (Plus DIY Inspection Tips)
When the seasons change, it's time to inspect your attic! Know what to look for with this expert-approved attic inspection...
Why You Need a Home Attic Inspection
What happens in the attic doesn't always stay in the attic, and can impact your entire home. That's why it's...
What to Know About Attic Ladders
Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
What to Do After Hail Damages Your Roof
Don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. Here's what you need...
Saving Energy: Blown-in Insulation in the Attic
Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.
How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen
Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.
The 14 Fortunes Found in Attics
The fortunes found in attics are some of the most fascinating stories.