NAIMA & ICAA Introduction to Proper Installation of Fiber Glass and Mineral Wool Insulation


Welcome to the insulation training session on proper installation presented by the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association and the Insulation Contractors Association of America.

This training session will provide basic instruction on how to properly and safely install batt and blow-in insulation products and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to insulation
  • Air sealing
  • Wall insulation
  • Attic insulation
  • Floor insulation


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Section 1: Introduction to Insulation

Which R-Value is the highest level of insulation?

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Section 1: Introduction to Insulation

Which of these actions are a basic requirement of Grade I Installation?

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Section 2: Air Sealing

Which of these is a common air leakage path?

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Section 3: Wall Insulation

How much of the total insulated area can be compressed and still meet Grade I?

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Section 3: Wall Insulation

To surround pipes, wires, and other objects in the cavity

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Section 3: Wall Insulation

To install insulation around electrical boxes

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Section 4: Attic Insulation

Vents in the soffit and attic space

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Section 4: Attic Insulation

When insulating attics with loose fill insulation, attic rulers must be installed so that there is one for every

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Section 5: Floor Insulation

When insulating under floors it's important to

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Section 5: Floor Insulation

If the insulation has a paper facing, install it so

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Who we are and what we do

NAIMA (North American Insulation Manufacturers Association) is dedicated to concentrating all efforts into promoting energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fiberglass and mineral wool insulation. Backed with building science, today's fiberglass protocols mean better results, in less time, with fewer hassles-and it promotes a safer environment for homeowners and installers. We'll help you achieve more with everything you need to know about proper installation and air sealing techniques for any location, any standard, and any code.

NAIMA is recognized as the voice of the North American insulation industry for architects and builders; design, process and maintenance engineers; contractors; code groups and standards organizations; government agencies; public interest, energy and environmental groups; and homeowners.

The Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) is a non-profit trade association and the only national voice representing residential and commercial insulation contractors.

Our membership base is comprised of insulation contractors; suppliers of materials, services, and equipment; and others who have compatible interests.

ICAA informs and educates about the latest industry news, products, technologies, and government regulations. ICAA represents small and large insulation contractors who install all types of thermal and acoustical insulation.