1: Survey the project before purchasing materials.
- Learn about the benefits of insulating each area of your home.
- Make sure you are getting the right amount of insulation required for your project.
- Learn what types of insulation are best for each application and how to install them.
- Include vapor barriers and ventilation in your plans.
- Consult a professional if there are any structural or moisture issues with your home.
2: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions exactly. To get the full value out of your insulation, you must install it correctly.
3: Take all of the proper safety percautions. Always have the following at hand before starting any insulation project:
- Dust mask or respirator
- Long sleeves and long pants
4: Avoid fire risks. Keep insulation at least 3 inches from chimneys and gas flue pipes. Never put insulation over recessed light fixtures, ceiling fans or ventilation.
5. Follow these Dos and Don'ts.
- DO invest in no-itch products if possible – they provide more comfort and less dust during installation.
- DO be very careful - keep your eyes peeled for rafters, and walk only on ceiling joists. We recommend laying a plywood panel across the ceiling joists to kneel on.
- DON’T disturb existing insulation - moving it can create gaps where air can leak through.
- DON’T cover attic vents, and leave at least one inch for air flow between the insulation and the roof.