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Building insulation guide to selection, installation, inspection, troubleshooting, & improvement: this article series discusses how to inspect, diagnose and correct problems in building insulation or ventilation systems.

Insulation R-values, Types, & other characteristics. Insulation types, R-values, installation, improvements, troubleshooting.

We also describe how to install or repair building insulation & ventilation systems including using stains and other clues to diagnose air movement, heat loss or moisture problems.



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Guide to Inspection of Building Insulation & Ventilation Systems, insulation material identification, insulation R-values, insulation characteristics

photo of yellow fiberglass building insulationThe articles listed here provide in-depth discussions of how to identify various types of insulation and building ventilation systems, including where insulation or ventilation defects occur and what is their effect on buildings, and we discuss various indoor air quality issues involving building insulation such as asbestos and fiberglass particle contamination, mold in insulation, and building moisture and condensation where insulation and ventilation have not been properly installed.

Insulation products are used in a very wide range of building products and building locations besides attic, ceiling, and wall insulation. Some kinds of insulation can be tricky to identify and may have special concerns which are discussed in these articles.

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