Reconstruction/Reconstruction/Insulation

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The process by which Thermal Insulation is installed.

Materials[edit]

  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Vapor Barrier
  • Staples

Note: R-13 recommended for exterior walls. R-19 recommended for ceilings.

Suggested Tools[edit]

  • Tape Measure
  • Utility Knife
  • Dust Mask
  • Staple Gun
  • Ladder

Note: Only install insulation on exterior walls. Paper side facing the interior of the house.

Installation[edit]

  1. Measure height of wall or length of ceiling
  2. Measure and cut length of insulation equal measurement from step 1
  3. Place cut piece between studs
  4. Cut around outlets, light-switches, and other fixtures
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each gap between studs throughout house
  6. Staple all flaps to face of studs
  7. Staple vapor barrier to face of studs

Note: R-13 Wall insulation is typically produced as a continuous roll. R-19 ceiling insulation is typically produced in 7 ft sections. Multiple pieces may be used to fill a gap. Gaps are typically 15 inches wide.