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Installation: Tools and Equipment

You’ll need the following tools to install insulation:
  • Utility knife and extra blades
  • Tape measure
  • Straight edge for cutting insulation
  • Stapler and staples
  • Boards or plywood sheets for attic work
  • 2-mil Nylon film (MemBrain™, the Smart Vapor Retarder) if a separate vapor retarder is needed
  • Duct tape for sealing tears in the vapor retarder
  • Long pole for positioning pieces of insulation in attic eaves
  • Baffles for soffit eave vents
  • Supports (chicken wire or tiger teeth supports) for holding insulation up under floors 
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