This Old House host Kevin O’Connor shows how to fill gaps and make a space more cozy and energy efficient. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Kevin works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts.
Shopping List for How to Install Fiberglass Insulation:
unfaced fiberglass insulation [https://amzn.to/2ndascO], used for insulating between wall studs
paper-faced fiberglass insulation [https://amzn.to/2mciKSe], used for insulating between floor joists
low-expansion aerosol foam [https://amzn.to/2lI2S9N], used to insulate around windows and doors
3-mil polyethylene [https://amzn.to/2naEb69], used as a vapor barrier over unfaced insulation
1/4 inch staples [https://amzn.to/2nhTNVG], used to attach polyethylene vapor barrier
Tools for How to Install Fiberglass Insulation:
utility knife [https://amzn.to/2mWQ0gc] hammer tacker [https://amzn.to/2nfnp5R]
Expert installation was performed by Rogers Insulation Specialists [https://www.rogersinsulation.com/].
Kevin and the installer used “EcoTouch” insulation, which is formaldehyde-free and made from 50% recycled content. It is manufactured by Owens Corning [https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us].
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