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Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ways to insulate your home right.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Energy Conservation: Know the R-Value of Insulation

Subzero temperatures can mean three-digit utility bills and a huge waste of energy if your home isn’t insulated properly. Adding insulation to your walls and attic isn’t hard and it can pay off immediately in huge energy and money savings. Here are some great tips that will show you fast and easy ways to insulate your home right.

Insulation trimmer

Easier fiberglass cutting

Fill all voids

Fit batts tightly around electrical cables and boxes

Fit first, then cut to length

Trim batts in place

Fill gaps around windows and doors

Choose the correct R- value

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February 15, 5:30 PM [GMT -5]

When adding insulation to crawl space walls. I run the insulation horizontal and use strips of wood about every 5 foot nailed to floor joyce to hold them in place. A lot less cutting this way.

Tom Evering

February 13, 11:36 PM [GMT -5]

I've had a neighbor that added fiberglass insulation on their wooden garage door similar to adding to a wall, but instead of covering it up with drywall, they only used plastic sheets stapled to the wood (similar to adding a plastic vapor barrier).

January 31, 10:58 AM [GMT -5]

How do I insulate a garage door ( wood panel ) ?

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