5 Easy Tips for Installing Foil Insulation the Right Way
When it comes to installing foil insulation, you generally have 2 options. You can either spend money and have the experts do it for you, or you can install it…
When it comes to installing foil insulation, you generally have 2 options. You can either spend money and have the experts do it for you, or you can install it on your own. While the latter might seem daunting, it’s important to understand that with proper knowledge, it’s actually not that difficult. We’ve even put together a handy application installation guide, which will guide you through your installation.
The insulation we offer is very easy to handle, so you will have no trouble installing it on your own. You won’t even have to worry about protective equipment like you normally would when installing traditional insulations, as our products are non-hazardous.
The only thing you have to check is ensuring that the project you are considering is in compliance with the local building control.
Tip number 1 – make cutting easy with the correct tools
When using SuperFOIL, the great thing about installation is there isn’t much cutting to be done! Because the insulation is installed in a continuous layer, there is no difficult cutting to fit! Simply roll to the desired length and cut once, that’s it!
To make cutting easy we recommend using a sharp pair of decorating shears, a utility knife, or for the thicker products, an electric rotary cutter. By ensuring your scissors or knife are sharp you are making your life a lot easier and it will ensure you will cut cleanly through the product, rather than attempting to hack through the layers.
Tip number 2 – Staple into place
To make things easier for you during installation, Staple the SuperFOIL into place using the correct size staples as an assisting holding measure. An ordinary heavy-duty stapler will do the job just fine and can be picked up from any local DIY store. Staple the SuperFOIL into place, placing the staples at approx. 200-300mm intervals.
Tip number 3 – Battening
When it comes to battening, the most important factor is to make sure you have the correct batten size (these can be viewed here), this is to ensure you leave the correct size air gap for your insulation to work to its full effect.
When screwing through the battens and into the SuperFOIL, it is important to make sure you have the product compressed fully and to drive the screw through.
We also recommend using non-self-tapping screws as these can cause the inner layers of the insulation to get caught around the screw.
Tip number 4 – tape, tape, tape!
Once you have finished your install, make sure to tape up any joints, tears or edges using SuperFOIL superior tape. By ensuring all of these areas are sealed, you are creating an airtight finish that helps to give you maximum performance from your insulation, as well as eliminating any draughts.
Tip Number 5 – Finish
We recommend finishing the job with a good hot drink and a few bickies!
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Then we recommend you take the time to look over our products and see which ones would best suit your needs. Don’t forget to get in touch with us if you want to ask us something specific about installing foil insulation and other related topics.
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