Tools Needed for Attic Sealing
The most common high-quality materials used to air seal an attic are:
- High-quality acrylic-latex or silicone caulk
- Fire-rated caulk
- Expandable polyurethane foam (used often for larger gaps)
- High-quality foil-faced tape (for sealing furnace duct work)
Additional Tools Needed
- Large container of bucket to transport materials to the attic
- Caulk gun and/or foam gun (unless foam comes in ready-to-apply spray canister)
- Tape measure
- Retractable utility knife
- Sheet metal scissors
- Roll of 14-inch-wide aluminum flashing to build a barrier between any flue pipes and existing insulation
- Roll of reflective foil insulation or other blocking material such as drywall or pieces of fiberglass batts to cover soffits, open walls or larger holes not suitable for TAP® Pest Control Insulation.
- Professional graph or sketching tool
- Leaf rake (optional) for moving and re-storing insulation during sealing.