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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.

    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...

    6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

    Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.

    Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

    Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

    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...

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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.

    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 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...

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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.

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    Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction

    A well-ventilated attic makes for a healthier house. Here's how to keep the air moving with soffit vents.

    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.

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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