Attic

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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.

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...


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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.


Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Is one type better than the other?


How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.

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Saving Energy: Blown in Insulation in the Attic

Save $1,000 on labor and cut your heating bills with blown in attic insulation.


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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 attic...

How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


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.


11 Childhood Toys That Are Worth Thousands

There might be an action figure or toy vehicle hiding in your parents' attic that could bring in the big...

Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.


5 Things You Need to Know About Vermiculite

If your home was built before 1990, you might have vermiculite insulation in your walls or attic.


Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

Vent an exhaust fan the correct way— through a roof hood.


New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


How to Handle Full-Span Ceiling Truss Problems

What to do if you see signs of truss lift. Look for signs of seasonal movement first.

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.


25 Things In Your House Right Now That Could Be Worth Money

You may want to spring clean your house, barn, garage, or attic because these things ordinary things just lying around...


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Finishing an Attic

Maximize headroom when insulating an attic.


How to Insulate an Attic Door

Insulate an old attic door with inexpensive fiberglass and tape


How to Improve Attic Ventilation

Good attic and roof ventilation lowers cooling bills, extends shingle life and reduces winter ice dams.


How to Repair a Bathroom Fan

Replace a dead motor and improve air flow


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms


Man Cave Decor and Designs You Should Copy

Get inspired with man cave décor ideas from Houzz contributors. These man cave designs work in the basement, attic, garage...even...

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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...


11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic

These critters didn’t sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here’s how to...


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.


12 Rat Myths You Need to Stop Believing

You may see them in alleys, under a patio and even find them living in your attic. Rats can be...


Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

Foam ceiling insulation is an excellent solution where moisture is a problem.


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...