In new constructions, Attic Foil may be installed in sidewalls, either
running from the top wall plate down to the foundation or running horizontally
along the structure's frame, prior to the installation of the metal sheeting.
- Measure the length to
be applied, then cut a similar length of ATTICSHIELD. Add an inch or
two to assure complete coverage at top and bottom.
- Position first length
at corner, wrapping around the corner pole edge and fasten with self-tapping
screws or with aluminum foil tape, sufficient to hold in place.
- Cut a second length
and position next to the first length. Butt sides evenly together or
slightly overlap. Tape all seams following the instructions found below.
- When securing bottom,
staple insulation to the sill plate or a furring strip secured to the
- Use only aluminum foil
- NEVER USE DUCT TAPE!
- Use a tape width that
is appropriate to the job. Usually, wider tape, is easier to install.
- Use a squeegee or flat
edge to press against the tape to ensure the best adhesion.
- Always follow the tape
manufacturer's recommendations on storage and use.
- ATTICSHIELD recommends
using an acrylic base adhesive tape, wherever moisture or condensation
is a concern.