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Other stories by Michael Uniacke

  • Walking on Attic Cellulose

    When framing is buried beneath loose-fill cellulose, move slowly and carefully, and fill in any excavated areas

  • Pressure-Testing Ductwork

    Everyone talks about the importance of sealed ductwork, but the only way to be sure a new system measures up is to test it.

  • Q&A: Insulating a Floor Over an Unheated Garage

    Q. Any suggestions on the best way to insulate the ceiling of a garage? The garage will have an in-law suite above, with living, sleeping, and bath areas. The floor construction will be 2x10 joists, or possibly 117/16-inch wood I-joists. I'm especially co

  • Getting Quality From Fiberglass Insulation

    To get the most from fiberglass batts, you have to start thinking about insulation at the framing stage and coordinate with other subcontractors. An insulation contractor explains.

  • Insulating with Spray Cellulose

    An insulation contractor explains why he prefers damp-spray cellulose for wall applications and how he installs it.

  • Getting the Most From Mechanical Cooling

    Most central air-conditioning systems, new and old, fall far short of their rated efficiency. Here’s how to install a system for top performance.