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Dec. 25, 2012: Videos Provide Guidance on Installing Insulation to Meet RESNET Grade I Criteria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has produced an instructional three-part video series along with pictorial guides to assist insulation contractors and home insulation installers in meeting RESNET Grade I criteria with fiberglass and rock and slag wool batt insulation.

According to NAIMA, proper installation methods are key to any insulation receiving a RESNET Grade I rating — the highest level of insulation installation. The new video series and pictorial guides provide in-depth coverage on how to insulate all areas of a home with fiberglass and rock and slag wool batt insulation and demonstrate installation techniques for even the most complex areas.

Part 1 of the video series takes the viewer through a pre-insulation walk-through of an Energy Star® home and addresses all areas that must be insulated to meet RESNET Grade I insulation installation requirements. Part 2 shows professional insulation contractors demonstrating how to install batt insulation and provides time saving, job staging, and insulating tips. Part 3 takes the viewer through a pre-drywall insulation inspection and covers issues such as insulation compression, vapor retarder facings, insulating around light fixtures, pipes, electrical wires, outlets, intricate framing areas, cantilevers, and more.

The supplemental pictorial guides, titled Critical Details and Technical Tips, provide step-by-step photo guidance and cover specific installation details for attics and ceilings, walls and knee walls, and more.

The videos and guides can be found at www.naima.org.

Publication date: 12/24/2012

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