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Insulation Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring insulation ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

Reading insulation r-value

What is Insulation R-Value?

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains R-value and the need for good insulation.

What to Know About Using Soybean Insulation

A Chicago couple uses spray-foam insulation made from soybeans to keep their kitchen cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Easy Fixes for Drafty Windows and Doors

Read these 8 things you can do yourself to keep warm inside your home.

How to Insulate an Old House

We share different types of insulation so you can select what works best for your home’s interior walls.

Best Smart Home Products

The pros at share their top product picks, including "smart" bulbs, locks, smoke detectors, and more


200 Years of Building Sheathing Technology

Kevin O'Connor and building science expert Joe Lstiburek discuss the benefits of using OSB sheathing

Structural Insulated Panels at Carlisle

These foam-core panels at Carlisle will stand for a century and keep heating costs down

Your Basement: Why Add on When You Can Add Under?

Your basement is valuable real estate, and it's an ideal place for the low-cost extra bedroom, family room or workout space you've always wanted