Measure Guideline: Guide to Attic Air Sealing

Stacey Rothgeb, J. Lstiburek, H. Loomis, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The Guide to Attic Air Sealing was completed in 2010 and although not in the standard Measure Guideline format, is intended to be a Measure Guideline on Attic Air Sealing. The guide was reviewed during two industry stakeholders meetings held on December 18th, 2009 and January 15th, 2010, and modified based on the comments received. Please do not make comments on the Building America format of this document. The purpose of the Guide to Attic Air Sealing is to provide information and recommendations for the preparation work necessary prior to adding attic insulation. Even though the purpose of this guide is to save energy - health, safety and durability should not be compromised by energy efficiency. Accordingly, combustion safety and ventilation for indoor air quality are addressed first. Durability and attic ventilation then follow. Finally, to maximize energy savings, air sealing is completed prior to insulating. The guide is intended for home remodelers, builders, insulation contractors, mechanical contractors, general contractors who have previously done remodeling and homeowners as a guide to the work that needs to be done.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages37
StatePublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Building Science Corporation, Westford, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-62538

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102014-4484


  • air sealing
  • air sealing details
  • attics
  • BSC
  • Building America
  • combustion safety
  • insulation
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • ventilation


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