We live in a 160 year old stone house in Scotland that is really cold in winter. Please help me make it warmer? I've been told it's easy to take down the drywall/plasterboard, install insulation, and put more drywall/plasterboard up again. But is it? [more inside]
posted by hazyjane
on Jul 14, 2012 -
Calling all home improvement gurus and energy efficiency wizards--help me figure out how to better insulate my attic! I've read through a bunch of information on energystar.gov and other websites about insulating attics, but the more I read the more confused I get about how to do this, because I have the world's weirdest attic. HELP. [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Jul 3, 2012 -
[DIY-Filter] What is the best material to use for hanging partitions from a garage ceiling if the goal is to provide the most insulation/highest r-factor? [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky
on Jan 11, 2011 -
The fake plastic double glazing we put over our kitchen door worked great for one day but then started to fall off. How can we do better when we replace it? [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Dec 5, 2010 -
My apartment's back exit has a windowed door (similar to this
, although it's only a single door) and no storm door. It's drafty and I'd like to insulate it as much as I can, sans
all but the most rudimentary carpentry skills. What's my best temporary solution? [more inside]
posted by Knicke
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Hi All, I need some help and recommendations on the best method to insulate one's house envelope + attic. I'm somewhat handy, but I don't want to get in over my head with skill-level or cost.
I'm thinking of the DIY spray foam insulation, any recommendations?
Please see detailed explanation.
Thanks [more inside]
posted by absolutshrk
on Nov 8, 2010 -
I need to cheaply sound-insulate a door that has two issues: it's hollow, and it has half-inch gaps at its top and bottom. [more inside]
posted by sparrows
on Dec 5, 2008 -
The windows in my flat do a lousy job of keeping heat in and cold out. Is there a way to improve the insulating properties of window glass without installing double glazing? Ideally it would be something I could install myself (and if necessary remove when I move out of my rented flat.) Googling turned up various window films, both do-it-yourself
. Any experience with these or similar products? Any other suggestions?
posted by yankeefog
on Feb 21, 2005 -