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Thermal Insulation and Vapor Barriers

For economic reasons as well as comfort, insulation is a key component to any home construction project. This program covers the essentials about weatherstripping, loose fill insulation, rigid insulation, R-values of insulation efficiency, installation of vapor barriers, and estimating materials for the job. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Correlates to the Competencies and Objectives of the National Center for Construction Education & Research. A Shopware Production. (13 minutes)

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Insulation and R-Values
Choice of material and proper installation are keys to proper insulation. Insulation materials are assigned standardized R-values. Three types of insulation include blanket, batt, and loose-fill.