12 Apr Attic Sealing Material Tools
To properly seal a home’s building envelope, you need the right tools. We break down the materials and products we used in this home to seal open chaseways and prevent air from passing through the living space and into the attic. We used traditional fiberglass insulation, foam sealant, weatherstrips, siliconized caulk, and yellowblue attic hatch covers.
We are now up in the attic and I’m going to show you a few of the products that we’re going to use to accomplish our air sealing task.
Today, I’ve got some traditional fiberglass batting. We’re going to use this to create air stops. We’ve done some assessing of this attic and we’ve found some chase ways where air is passing between the living space of the home straight up into the attic. So we’re going to use traditional fiberglass to create some air blocks.
We’re going to use some foam to seal around the protrusions of the ceiling. We’re going to use weather stripping to create some gaskets around our attic access. We recommend using a high quality siliconized or acrylic caulk that won’t shrink very much. That’ll help you seal.
You’ll notice I’m wearing gloves. We also have recommended everybody wear a respirator mask at the bare minimum when working in attics and of course goggles as well. When we get to a point where we’re going to start applying these products, we’re all going to be wearing gloves, masks, and goggles. Safety first guys.
Lastly, we have an add attic hatch cover. These are available through yellowblue and this will be installed beautifully over the attic hatch and eliminate all the air passage and air leakage from the living space up into the attic that comes from the attic access.
So, here’s our tools. We’ve done our assessing from the living space. We know what we’re looking for, so we’re going to go ahead and get started applying some of these products to the air sealing process.