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How Much Does Attic Ladder Installation Cost?
Highlights The typical cost to install an attic ladder ranges from $340 to $1,240, while the national average cost i...
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How to Prep Your Attic for Winter
Chances are that you don’t spend a lot of time hanging out in your attic. So, when you’re thinking about all the thin...
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How Much Does Animal in Attic Removal Cost?
Highlights The typical cost to remove a wild animal from an attic ranges from $200 to $1,500. Some of the factors t...
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How Much Does Attic Cleaning Cost?
Highlights The typical price range for attic cleaning is between $150 and $1,000, with a national average cost of $2...
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Solved! Is Spray Foam Insulation Worth It?
Q: My neighbors just had spray foam insulation applied in their attic. When my neighbor told me how much it cost, I w...
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Solved! Who Installs Attic Fans?
Q: My attic fan is starting to make weird noises and I’m not sure it’s working right. I think it needs to be replaced...
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How Much Does It Cost to Finish an Attic?
Typical Range: $4,600 to $70,000 National Average: $25,250Finishing an attic means transforming unused space benea...
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10 Tips for Storing Outdoor Recreational Gear During the Off-Season
Paddle boards, ski helmets, life jackets, kayaks, and other recreational gear make for terrific outdoor adventures. H...
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The Best Pool Table Brands of 2023
People have been playing billiards in their homes and at local pool halls for hundreds of years. This classic game of...
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How to Maximize Attic Storage—Even in an Unfinished Space
If your attic is unfinished or only semi-finished, it might seem like it is just a waste of space. However, with a li...
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How Much Does Attic Insulation Cost?
Highlights The typical cost of attic insulation is between $1,500 and $3,500, with a national average of $2,500. Co...
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The Best Attic Insulation of 2023
Insulating your attic is an excellent way to protect your home from temperature extremes and moisture damage while re...
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The Best Storage Bins of 2023
“A place for everything and everything in its place” sounds good in theory, but putting away all the stuff that can e...
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10 Things You Should Never Store in Your Attic
An empty attic isn’t necessarily an ideal place for storage. Temperature fluctuations and humidity can spell disaster for many important items.
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The Best Attic Ladders of 2023
A home’s attic usually has untapped potential. Homeowners know it’s up there, but it’s a hassle to access for storage...
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The Best Attic Fans of 2023
Many consider attic insulation safe and effective, but direct sun on a roof can radiate heat into the attic space, wh...
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15 Spring Home Maintenance Musts
To do a thorough job of spring home maintenance and cleaning, follow these easy and smart routines.
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All You Need to Know About Attic Flooring
With the high cost of new construction preventing homeowners from adding square footage to their homes, many are unde...
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Under the Eaves: 21 Arresting Attic Rooms
Attic rooms are challenging to furnish. Their charming-but-awkward features like sharply sloped ceilings and angular dormers can make furniture arrangement a real...
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The Best Ways to Improve Your Home's Value in 2022
Priced out of the current housing boom? Remodeling might be the way to go instead of buying a new house, and these projects offer the best value for the money.
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10 Types of Insulation All Homeowners Should Know
Insulation is a vital component in any home that is energy efficient. Typically placed in areas where air escapes, su...
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Solved! What to Do About Squirrels in the Attic
Q: I keep hearing noise coming from upstairs and am fairly sure that a family of squirrels has taken up residence in ...
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Attic Ventilation 101: What Homeowners Need to Know
At first, the idea of ventilating an attic seems a little counterintuitive: You insulate your home to reduce temperat...
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Bob Vila Radio: The Reason for Rafter Vents
Seasonal extremes in temperature put your attic insulation to the test. To get the best performance out of your insul...
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So, You Want to... Insulate the Attic
Are you getting the sense that your heating and cooling costs are going through the roof? You might be absolutely rig...
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Planning Guide: Attic Conversion
Want more livable space in your home? Don't want to spend a king's ransom? Attic conversion has fit the bill for coun...
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Touring the Home Interior
Bob and architect Gregory Rochlin tour the interior of Bob's 100-year-old Shingle Style home in Cambridge, MA.
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Shoring Up the Attic With Supports
Engineers determined that the third floor roof was weak and in need of restructuring.
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Installing Architectural Shingles and Skylight
A representative from Owens Corning tells Bob about the architectural shingles that have been selected to replace the old roofing material. And Velux VSE skylight...
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Restoring the Guest Cottage
Bob checks progress in the basement and attic of the governor's mansion, then visits the guest cottage to see how the restoration is progressing.
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House Ten: Attic Conversion
Owners of the tenth Elmwood neighborhood project house, Peter Haraty and Brent Bachelder, want to create one large space on the attic level, a change requiring wa...
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Attic Insulation
Australian-born architect and homeowner, Gavin Langley, shows Bob how attics are insulated in his home country.
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Installing Light Panels
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton demonstrate how to install light panels on the ceiling in the attic.
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Applying Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Roofing contractor Kevin Benjer demonstrates the correct way to apply asphalt roofing shingles and a ridge vent.
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Attic and Basement
The tour of the project house continues up into the attic and down into the basement. Bob and general contractor Ron Gan discuss the necessary repairs and desired...
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