Attic

Danny Lipford in attic

Do Solar Powered Attic Vent Fans Really Work?

Solar powered attic vent fans usually don’t move as much air as hardwired fans, but they’re easier to install. Watch this video to find out more.

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Three shapes and sizes of soffit vents.

Adding Soffit and Ridge Vents to Your Attic

Proper attic ventilation is an important component of an energy efficient home since it keeps your house cooler in the summer. Attic vents also prevent damage to your home in the winter from mold and mildew. Watch this video to see the different types of attic vents you need for your home.

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Attic Tent staircase cover

Attic Stair Insulation Options for Your Home

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.

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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.

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Do Radiant Foil Barriers in an Attic Save Energy?

Murray asks, “Do radiant foil barriers in an attic really work, and will they reduce my heating and cooling bills?”

Radiant barriers can reduce your cooling costs a bit, if you live in a hot climate, but are no substitute for attic insulation. Read on to find out more.

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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.

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How to Apply a Vapor Barrier to Attic Insulation

Beth asks, “The insulation in my attic has a paper backing, and I’d like to add a vapor barrier on top. Is that a good idea?”

The paper facing on your insulation is the vapor barrier, and you should never put a vapor barrier on top of attic insulation. Read on to find out more.

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Danny Lipford with central vacuum system

Advantages of Solar Exhaust Fan and Central Vacuum System

To remove hot air from the upper story in the Kuppersmith garage, we installed a solar powered exhaust fan. To make vacuuming easy and improve indoor air quality, a central vacuum system was installed inside the home. Watch this video to find out more.

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