Insulating an Attic: Benefits, How-to & Tips



The best part is that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for professional installation. You can insulate an attic yourself.

Whether you’re an  owner-builder looking to install attic insulation for the first time or a homeowner hoping to update old insulation, read on for a step-by-step guide to insulating an attic.

Benefits of an Insulated Attic

The USDE recommends insulating a home from the foundation to the roof for optimal energy efficiency. Insulating between the attic floor joists helps keep the air distribution in the living space.

A Good Attic Starts With – Air Sealing

Before you begin installing or upgrading insulation, inspect your attic for air leakage. This inspection should include leaks from the living space as well as from the outside.

How to Install Attic Insulation

- Step 1: Establish Your Insulation Goals - Step 2: Select Your Materials - Step 3: Prepare Your Attic - Step 4: Install Ventilation Baffles & Insulation Dams - Step 5: Install Insulation

Updating Ineffective Insulation

Whether your attic contains batt or loose fill insulation, updating ineffective insulation is a simple way to make your home more energy-efficient.

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