Attic How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our attic step-by-step tips & ideas.

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Adding Attic Insulation

Insulating your attic can save money on energy bills and keep your home warmer. We cover how to add insulation to your attic, how much it costs, and more.
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How to Insulate an Attic Door

Yes, your attic is insulated, but the access hatch probably isn’t. Here are a few ways to insulate the attic door, save energy, and save money.
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How to Maximize the Impact of Insulation

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tips for insulating an attic.
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How to Replace a Pull-Down Attic Staircase

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva removes an old attic staircase and replaces it with a new one.
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Best Attic Before and Afters 2015

You showed us your revamped garrets. Now see which made us do a double take in our annual Search for America's Best Remodel Contest
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How to Refresh Cellulose Insulation in the Attic

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to refresh cellulose insulation in the attic.
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How to Insulate an Attic with Fiberglass

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows affordable ways to create an energy-efficient attic.
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How to Clean Up Attic Mold

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a professional approach to eliminating dangerous fungus outbreaks in the home
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How to Quiet a Noisy PVC Plumbing Vent

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey has a quick cure for a creaky pipe
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3 Common Insulation Materials Used in Old Homes

If you live in an older home, understanding what pads your walls is essential to keeping your family safe. Here are three common types of insulation found in old homes and their potential hazards.
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A Bright Attic Suite for $2,620

A dingy, makeshift bedroom and bath becomes a cheery retreat with custom built-ins—for less than the cost of a new set of furniture
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Installing Attic Stairs

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to make attic stairs safe and sturdy
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Attic Becomes A Suite Retreat Upstairs

Untapped space tucked under the roof becomes a light-filled bedroom, bath, and home office
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5 Steps to Finishing an Attic

This Old House's Two-Minute Expert explains what goes into creating a bonus room under the rafters
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4 Tips for Finishing an Attic

Building-code basics for turning attic space into living space
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How to Install Knee-Wall Storage

It's an awkward corner of the house. Why not make it a space-saving dresser?
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How to Install Pull-Down Attic Stairs

Installing a sliding staircase for a solid route to storage
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How to Build a Fireproof Home Using ICF Blocks

Insulated concrete forms—combined with flame-resistant roofing and siding—make for one safe house.
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How to Insulate an Attic

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate the proper way to insulate an attic
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How to Install Attic Stairs

Step-by-step instructions to help you install folding attic stairs for easier access to your attic.
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How to Install a Solar Attic Fan

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to keep an attic cool
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Top 10 Repair Questions

Expert answers to the most frequently asked home maintenance questions