HOW TO FIT INSULATION BOARDS IN YOUR ATTIC – Insulating your home properly is a great way to keep the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. We use a lot of fuel to heat and cool our homes and by insulating it properly you can cut down on the amount you spend each year heating and cooling your home. In this guide we are going to show you how to fit insulation boards in your attic.
This is a great idea for three reasons, the first being you’ll spend less money heating and cooling your home. Secondly, is that once you’ve finished you would have created more storage space in your home as you will be able to use your attic more effectively. Thirdly, you will be saving energy, which means you’ll be helping the environment.
Measure the size of the floor area in your loft. Measure the length x width to give you the square footage. You will now be able to order sufficient insulation boards to complete this project.
Once you have your measurements you can order rolls of insulation, that fit between the joists in the attic if you have not already laid insulation, and the insulation boards that fit over the joists.
Lay out your insulation boards across the entire area of the attic without fixing them. This will allow you to see the best fit and cut any boards. Cutting insulation boards is easy and this can be done with a hand saw.
Now that you have all your insulation boards laid down and fitted nicely it’s time to lay the chip boarding or heavy duty plywood over these. This will allow you to walk on the surface. If you did not have boarding laid before you will need to order a quantity of this when you order your other materials.
You will need to lay the insulation boards and the chip board or plywood across the joist as you need to screw fit into the joists.
Buy a quantity of screws that are long enough to go through the chip board, insulation board and into the joist. Simply measure the depth of each and then add about 1/3 inch to screw into the joist.
Work your way across the attic fix the boards into place with the screws.
Once finished you’ll have an extremely well insulated loft and be able to use it as additional storage space in your home.
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