Installing Insulation

Step # 54 in the Kitchen Remodel Planner

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The plumbing, electrical and ductwork should all be done now.  Any final changes or additions should be made before the insulation is installed under the floor, in the walls and in the ceiling.  The amount and the type of insulation varies greatly by region as well as builder preference.  There are great advantages to fiberglass batt as well as foam which is a great way to seal a house air tight.  Other alternatives are blown in cellulose  and rigid insulation boards.

Your contractor or builder is likely very knowledgeable about which type of  should be used where to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer as well as meet local building codes.

It is very important that the insulation does not get wet so the house should be weather tight by now.  Installation goes very quick and will likely take less than a day.  Some insulation is an eye, lung and skin irritant so usually full protective wear is a good idea.  Foam insulation is the only common insulation that requires specialized equipment and installation techniques.

After the insulation the walls will be closed up with drywall and everyone hopes that is the last you will ever see of the insides of your walls!