How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Flashlight
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Dust mask
  • Straightedge
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Insulation
  • 6 mil poly vapor barrier
  • Expanding foam (fireblocking type)
  • Caulk (fireblocking and regular)
  • Air chutes
  • Rigid insulation