Terry Schutz

Terry Schutz is a freelance writer specializing in home renovations, DIY advice, and construction topics. He lives in a small rural hamlet in central Alberta, Canada with his wife of 49 years. When the temperature is not 10 below zero, Terry can be found doing something in the yard such as rototilling–or whatever his wife  tells him to do. Generally, he writes something every day.


Terry has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years—acquiring  knowledge as an installer, manager, salesperson, and business owner. He and his wife have also built 5 houses.

Terry started freelance writing over 20 years ago. He has written for various  magazines and online publications such as Our World 50+, Better Soundproofing,  and Outdoor Happens.

Terry writes home renovation/construction articles, DIY and advice articles,  gardening/farming articles, and politically incorrect social commentary.

  • Expertise: Renovations, Construction, Homesteading/Farming, DIY
  • Location: Central Alberta, Canada

Terry Schutz's Latest Stories

What is Sheep Wool Insulation?
What is Cotton Insulation?
What is Wood Fiber Insulation?
What is Glass Wool Insulation?
What is Perlite Insulation?
What is Cork Insulation?
What Is Vermiculite Insulation?
7 Eco-Friendly Insulation Alternatives
Why UFFI Insulation Was Banned?
Insulating Ductwork
Encapsulating a Crawl Space
How to Insulate a Crawl Space
How to Fix Drafty Windows
Old Types of Insulation
Soy Insulation – Too Good to Be True?
Cementitious Foam Insulation
Pros and Cons of Icynene Insulation
Aerogel Insulation – Is Good For Home?
Hemp Insulation – Pros And Cons
Common Insulation Mistakes
10 Fiberglass Insulation Alternatives
Rim Joist Insulation
Foundation Insulation: Worth the Efficiency Boost?
Insulated Siding: Should You Do It?
Window Air Conditioner Insulation
Insulating Paint: Does It Work?
How To Insulate a Vaulted Ceiling
How to DIY Spray Foam Insulation
Unfaced vs. Faced Insulation: Which to Use
The Best Attic Insulation of 2023
Attic Door Insulation: How to Install The Five Best Options
Attic Insulation 101: Types, Cost, and R-Value
Mineral Wool Vs. Fiberglass Insulation: Which is Better?
What Is Mineral Wool Insulation(Rockwool)?
Garage Insulation 101: Best Types and Techniques
Rigid Foam Insulation Between Studs: When and How
How to Test for Asbestos
How to Identify and Remove Asbestos In The Home
What is Denim Insulation?
Asbestos Insulation: Why Is It Dangerous?
What Is Straw Bale Insulation?
Extruded Polystyrene vs. Expanded Polystyrene vs. Polyisocyanurate
Polyiso Insulation – Rigid Boards
What is Extruded Polystyrene Insulation?
Open Cell Vs. Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation
What is Expanded Polystyrene Rigid Insulation?
What is Bubble Wrap Insulation?
What Are Structural Insulated Panels (S.I.P)?
What Is Insulation Board?
What Is Cellulose Insulation?
What Is Fiberglass Insulation?
What is Reflective Insulation?
ICF Construction Guide: Pros, Cons, and Costs
What Is Blown-In Insulation?
Types of Insulation for Homeowners
What Is Insulation R Value?
What is Home Insulation?
Rafter Length Calculator
Roofing Calculator for Sloped Roof
Roof Pitch Calculator
Shiplap Ceilings – A Different Look
What is a Suspended Ceiling?
Coffered Ceilings – What You Need To Know
What is a Coved Ceiling?
What is a Shed Ceiling?
What is a Beam Ceiling?
What is a Barrel Ceiling?
What is a Conventional Ceiling?
What is a Drop Ceiling?
From Smooth to Textured: 7 Styles of Ceiling Texture
Choosing Types of Ceilings is an Important Design Decision
How to Clean Concrete Floor In Basement
How to Make a Basement Warmer
Basement Waterproofing Companies Near Me
How to Add a Basement to a House
Epoxy Basement Floor Coating – Pros and Cons
How to Apply an Epoxy Coating to a Basement Floor
Basement Bedroom Requirements – Rules and Regulations
Basement Drain Tile – Why Your House Needs It
Basement Mold – Find It, Remove It, and Stop It
Basement Floor Drain – Keeping Your Home Dry
Basement Humidity Level – What is Ideal?
Basement Wall Insulation – Does Your Basement Need It?
Basement Ceiling Insulation – Is it a Good Idea?
Water in Basement: How it Gets in and Why It is Dangerous
Basement Flooding: Causes, Prevention, and Cleaning
Basement Waterproofing: Best Methods to Keep Your Basement Dry