Note 44. Insulation Integrity
The effectiveness of most types of insulation is vulnerable to the way it is installed. The Energy Efficiency Manual stresses the importance of proper installation procedures to preserve the thermal effectiveness of insulation and to avoid damage to the structure.
This Note concisely explains the main points of installing insulation properly. These include minimizing paths for heat conduction, minimizing paths for convection, providing effective venting and water drainage, and installing vapor barriers effectively.