Home Insulation Solutions

Homeowner How To Videos

Looking for videos to help you out with your next DIY project? Johns Manville has you covered, below you will find a collection of  videos that will help with step by step instructions that will make sure your project will be completed without a hitch.

Insulating around objects


Click Here to Learn How to Install Insulation Around Recessed Lighting and Other Objects 

A home with proper insulation is a comfortable home. The prospect of placing insulation around recessed lighting and other objects is much more intimidating than the actual process. Insulating around objects and the potential obstacles involved in this process can seem daunting, but with the right tools and procedures, you should have no problem. In this video, we’ll guide you through the process of placing insulation around recessed lighting and other areas where you’re likely to encounter obstacles like electrical wiring, plumbing and air ducts. Insulation in these areas is important. It can improve energy efficiency, help keep your pipes from freezing in the winter, and more. When you’re installing or adding insulation in your ceiling, your floor, or around recessed lighting, it’s important that you don’t actually place insulation on the pipes, electrical wiring or junction box (unless it’s IC-rated, in which case it will be clearly labeled.) Remember: it’s important to insulate around air ducts in order to keep both hot and cold air from escaping, which will greatly improve the energy efficiency of your home. This video will show you that not only is it straightforward to insulate around objects and placing insulation around recessed lighting and other potentially hard to reach areas of your home, but it’s also necessary and, in the end, not all that difficult. Learn more at www.jm.com.

Installing in your attic


Click Here to Learn How to Insulate an Attic with Batts and Rolls

This video will show how to insulate an attic, step by step, with precut batts and rolls. Insulating your attic is a great way to provide that extra layer that your house needs in order to make your home as comfortable as possible. Review the tools and supplies you’ll need for the job, and we can take you there. Most of insulation comes in rolls or precut fiberglass batts. Either works, but rolls are recommended to quickly cover the area in your attic, which is important when just beginning to learn how to insulate your attic because it’s easier and more accessible for beginners. These both function differently and have different positive points and drawbacks than blown-in insulation. In this video, we’ll talk about how to work around existing insulation or, if there’s no insulation, what materials you’ll need to make sure that moisture is effectively prevented from entering your attic space. Protecting the insulation from objects that produce heat, like light bulbs, and making sure that the attic is appropriately ventilated will also be covered in this video. Watch this video closely and you’ll know how to insulate an attic with either precut fiberglass batts or rolls along with all the proper tools and precautions you’ll need to have along the way. Learn more at www.jm.com.

Installing Blown - in attic insulation


Click Here to Learn About DIY Blown-In Attic Insulation

We all know that having an insulated attic is key to a comfortable home, so, in this video, we’ll be showing you how to insulate your attic with Johns Manville blown-in attic insulation. Using blown-in attic insulation is a simple and effective — not to mention cost-saving — way to insulate your attic and we’ll show the steps on how to get it done. In this, we will use Johns Manville loose-fill insulation, Attic Protector. This project requires a blower machine, which can be rented at your local home-improvement center or any location where Johns Manville Attic Protector insulation is sold. The machine requirement is what makes it different and slightly more involved than using batts or rolls. As with fiberglass batts and rolls, it’s important to work around heat-producing objects and to make sure that the attic is properly ventilated. Attic Protector is less dusty than other kinds of blown-in attic insulation, but it’s still important to wear a mask when applying the insulation. After checking to make sure you have everything you need in terms of the machine, insulation, and other supplies, the several step process is easy and accessible for the everyday DIYer. This form of insulating your attic that is sure to appeal to the home crafter who’s looking for a relatively simple, easy, and cost-effective way to create a fully insulated home. Learn more at www.jm.com.

Insulating your crawlspaces


Click Here to Learn About DIY Crawlspace Insulation

Crawlspaces are often overlooked but in order for your home to be appropriately insulated, they should be insulated. The thermal blanket that covers your entire house helps to hold cold air inside in the summer and prevent warm air from escaping in the winter, and crawl space insulation is an essential part of that. It’s recommended that you use precut batts, they’re easier to use in tighter spaces. It’s also important to wear safety gear and cover the ground with a plastic linter in order to keep moisture out of the crawlspace. When considering crawl space insulation, keep in mind that there are two different types of crawlspace: vented and unvented. We’ll guide you through the differences and what they mean for your insulation process. Mainly, it’s important to make sure the ducts and pipes are appropriately insulated in and areas where air could escape are sealed off. Even in potentially tight spaces, we’ll show you just how easy and effective insulating your crawl space can be, and how essential. When it’s all said and done, you’ll see that insulating crawlspaces is a simple way to improve your home’s overall insulation. Learn more at www.jm.com.

Insulating floors or ceilings


Click Here to Learn How to Insulate Floors and Ceilings

Insulating your floors and ceilings is a key part of building the protective thermal layer that brings your house to maximum energy efficiency. Don’t worry, learning how to insulate floors and ceilings is probably simpler than you thought. Adding insulation to these spaces also helps to protect the rest of your home from a damp or cold basement and can dampen noise from different floors of your house. In this video, we’ll take you through the steps involved in effectively insulating your floors and ceilings and make you sure you know how to insulate floors and ceilings on your own. Precut fiberglass batts are the easiest way to roll the insulation into the cavities between the layers of your home, and some kind of thermal barrier layer, like drywall or Kraft-faced insulation, is important when installing this insulation. It’s important to use some kind of fastener to keep the insulation in place, but be sure not to over-compress or you’ll lose valuable insulating power. With a few essential guidelines, insulating floors and ceilings is a straightforward and easy way to improve the overall energy efficiency of your home and tighten the thermal blanket that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Learn more at www.jm.com.

Installing wall insulation


Click Here to Learn About Properly Insulating Walls In Your Home

Insulating walls is the first step in creating the thermal blanket that you would ideally like to encompass your entire home to make it as energy-efficient as possible. In this video, we’ll take you through the steps you’ll need to insulate your walls. An essential first step is knowing what kind of insulation to use: precut fiberglass batts or rolls. Rolls are great for areas like the attic, but for walls you’ll probably want to go with precut batts. When insulating exterior walls, as well as those in the basement or attic, Kraft-faced insulation is particularly effective at keeping moisture out of the walls where it could condense and cause mold and other problems. Unfaced insulation works well for interior walls and floors. Although fiberglass insulation has come a long way and is not as dangerous as it once was, it’s still important to take appropriate safety precautions when undertaking this project. After you follow these straightforward and accessible steps, you’ll be skilled at insulating walls and insuring, with your own hands, that your home is adequately insulated to keep you comfortable and help save you money. An insulated home is one of the best ways to ensure energy efficiency, and insulating walls throughout your home is the first step toward creating an adequately insulated home. Learn more at www.jm.com.

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