Last modified on 30 December 2006, at 05:28

Reconstruction/Reconstruction/Insulation

The process by which Thermal Insulation is installed.

MaterialsEdit

  • Fiberglass Insulation
  • Vapor Barrier
  • Staples

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

Suggested ToolsEdit

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

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

InstallationEdit

  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.