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Danny Lipford in insulated attic of house.

When to Use Faced or Unfaced Attic Insulation

When insulating your attic, it’s important to know when to use insulation with a paper facing and when to use unfaced insulation. Watch this video to find out which one to use.

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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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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 Insulate the Crawl Space Under Your Home

Margaret asks, “My house has a crawlspace under it, and the floors get very cold in winter. What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace on a budget?”

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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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How to Apply Vapor Barriers When Framing Basement Walls

Mike asks, “I have a partially underground basement and am building 2×4 walls inside the concrete basement walls. What kind of insulation should I use, and do I need a vapor barrier?”

Building codes require one or more vapor barriers on basement walls. Read on to find out more.

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Vermiculite insulation in an attic

Dangers of Asbestos Contaminated Vermiculite Insulation in Your Home

Vermiculite is a popular insulation material, but much of the vermiculite used in the U.S. before 1990 was contaminated with asbestos. Removal of vermiculite insulation can be costly and complicated; but in some cases, you may be able to leave the material in place with proper precautions. Read on to find out more.

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How Much Insulation Do You Need in Your Home

Insulation in your home is important to reduce heat loss and gain and save energy. How well a particular type of insulation works is determined by its R-value, which is a measure of the insulation’s resistance to the transfer of heat. Watch this video to find out more.

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