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Time Savers for Insulating Attached Garage Attic

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April 21, 2006

Thoughts on insulating attached garage attic spaces are pretty simple. Although following the safety guidelines for handling the insulation and more, should be thought out ahead of time. Proper planning and safety can go along way in preventing illness down the road.

One way to decrease your time during your insulating attached garage attic project would be to gather all of your materials and make a checklist of what you need to have. The following is a list of the most important materials you will need.

  • Boards to move around in attic space
  • fiberglass insulation
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • stapler
  • loose-fitting long-sleeved shirt
  • long pants
  • cap
  • safety goggles
  • a disposable mask that is rated for fiberglass insulation.

Once you have all the tools you need for the insulating attached garage attic project, it is time to get started.

Insulating Attached Garage Attic

When you begin insulating attached garage attic, start by placing the rolls of insulation around the attic, this will give you better access to your materials. Always remember to start from the farther end of the attic access space and work back toward the opening. This will allow you to complete the insulating attached garage attic project easier as well as control the amount of fiberglass dust that you get on your clothing.

Start by measuring your area of insulation. Once you place the fiberglass insulation between the joists use the utility knife to get an accurate cut and placement. Then staple the sides into place securing the insulation. Continue this process until you have completed the project. Be sure not to cover any soffit vents. Soffit vents allows for proper airflow in your attic and preventing other problems.

Attic spaces for an attached garage are usually small and can be very confining. To help navigate those small spaces you can put boards down to help you to maneuver better around the area. Note: Be very careful to stay on the boards. If the area seems to hard for you to work in, then it would be a good idea to pay someone with experience to complete the job. Falling through the ceiling can result in serious injury and even death. Not to mention the cost of repairing the ceiling if you only damage it.

Boston, MA

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