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How do I seal Drywall/top plate joints

Location:  in attic

task: seal drywall/top plate joints/chase air sealing

Energy right evaluated my home and suggest to seal these areas with a foam.

Question: what is the best way for me to do it myself.  Is there instructions with pictures that I can use via internet?

Thanks so much

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Posted 2014-01-19T21:08:48+0000  by blewing blewing

The simplest way to achieve the maximum protection against energy loss in the attic is with the spray foam that you mentioned.


There are several levels of spray foam - ranging from the DIY to Pro applications. Depending on the amount of foam that will be needed and the level at which you are comfortable with will greatly depend on what the intended outcome will be.


GREAT STUFF cans will address average cracks and gaps - and can be easily applied by yourself in just an afternoon.


Here is a basic video to introduce you to the product:






Sometimes it would be advisable for a professional to apply "whole space" spray foam insulation. In this case you will notice immediate results and will greatly improve your energy costs.  Check with your Home Depot store's installation services to see if they can recommend an installer.



Posted 2014-01-20T15:55:49+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL
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