Residential Insulation Best Practices – Part 1: Preparing for Batt Installation



Installing to Grade I criteria is important to delivering a quality, energy-efficient home. A Grade I designation means that the home insulation is properly installed and without any moderate or substantial defects. While Grade I installation should be the norm in the residential building industry, there are instances where it is not. The result of a sub-par installation is a home that doesn’t perform to its potential—which unfortunately reflects poorly on builders, installers and insulation manufacturers alike.

Our three-part batt installation training video is a great beginner’s tutorial or refresher on how to get Grade I installation and should be required viewing for all insulation contractors working with batt insulation:

In part one, Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on “Proper Installation of Insulation” as he walks viewers through an ENERGY STAR Home and points out every area of a home that must be insulated to meet RESNET Grade 1 Insulation Installation Requirements. Meeting specific energy efficiency criteria with fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool batt insulation can be easily achieved if the insulation and air sealing package is installed with professionalism and care. Additional energy efficiency measures that need to be performed prior to installing home insulation is also addressed.

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