Getting Started

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:

  • Goggles
  • Dust mask or respirator
  • Gloves
  • 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.