Usage

When you’re putting in ceiling insulation, you probably only want a couple of bales of insulation up into the ceiling at a time but get each bale up there BEFORE you cut it open. The insulation expands so much when you cut the plastic wrap, you’ll end up having to get it up through the ceiling access one sheet at a time.

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Floors on the ground floor can feel pretty cold and should be insulated if possible. The floors of upstairs rooms do not usually need to be insulated if the room or space underneath is heated. But if your room is above an unheated space, such as a garage, you could benefit from floor insulation.

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The way you insulate your attic depends on whether you want a space in the ceiling, "cold" or "hot". A cold roof requires insulation at the level of the joist to stop the heat from escaping through the space in the ceiling without the use of. A hot roof is insulated between and under the rafters of the roof itself. The recommended depth for insulation has been increased recently, so you may have to increase the depths of the joists or rafters if you want to create platforms usable storage space.

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Insulating your solid walls could cut your heating costs considerably, because solid walls let through twice as much heat as cavity walls do. The good news is they can be insulated.

If your home was built before 1919, its external walls are probably solid rather than cavity walls. Cavity walls are made of two layers with a small gap or ‘cavity’ between them. Solid walls have no gap, so they let more heat through.

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