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(1.5 CEUs) Before insulators install attic insulation, they need to prepare the attic. Too many attics are insulated without sufficient preparation. Never insulate in attic without air sealing the attic first. Without good prep work, the attic insulation job won’t deliver its potential energy savings and may create problems. This lesson describes the steps insulators should take before installing attic insulation. You’ll learn the following.

  • How attic preparation can promote good ventilation, fire safety, and energy efficiency.
  • How to air-seal attics, while protecting heat-producing components, such as recessed lights and chimneys.
  • Examples of poor attic preparation and its detrimental effects.