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  • Finishing an Attic, Don’t Touch!

    Thinking of finishing off the attic to gain an extra room? Or to have a special hideaway? To avoid problems, do not tamper with collar ties. Those pesky horizontal framing members that run in every direction are...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Beat the Heat: Add to Attic Fan

    Air conditioning, a swamp cooler and a ceiling paddle fan are a few effective means of trying to beat the heat. Unfortunately, each of these systems will be required to work harder if an attic is not properly ventilated....

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • insulation_ceiling_roof

    Question I have a problem in my house where the drywall separates from the ceiling and opens up a gap of 1/4″ in the winter. In early spring the gap closes completely and stays that way until...

    • Posted February 23, 2014
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  • Beat the Heat with Attic Vents

    In the summer, air conditioners and fans run and spin around the clock to keep homes cool and comfortable. But often they work harder than they should, and use more energy than necessary. This is because attics...

    • Posted February 22, 2014
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    Attic-Dek Floor System

    Dancer Ginger Rogers was born on this day, and for 70 films spanning six decades, we watched her ‘step’ with partner Fred Astaire. Today, if you have little-used unfinished attic space over your garage or inside living...

    • Posted February 8, 2014
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  • Attic Access

    Pull-down folding stairs: They’re good if installed right and made of sturdy wood It was Thursday and I was working the residential detail with my partner Frank — that’s Detective Frank Furter. I’m Joe Friedegg, home improvement...

    • Posted January 4, 2014
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