Then roll out the insulation onto a smooth cutting surface area such as a
subfloor. Using a measuring tape, and the utility knife and straight edge, cut a
length of fiberglass insulation approximately one inch longer than your
When cutting fiberglass insulation, place the straight edge across the length of
fiberglass insulation roll or batt where you’ve measured, and put your knee on
it to compress it firmly against the subfloor.
Then use your utility knife to cut through the insulation. Note that you may
need to make a few passes with the utility knife to cut through the insulation
If you are installing faced fiberglass insulation, cut it so that the face side
is down against the subfloor. This way you’ll be less likely to tear the facing
paper as you cut it.
Once you have cut the fiberglass insulation to length simply push it into place
in the stud bay.
|Make sure to push it firmly up against the back wall of the
stud bay and then pull the outer edges of the insulation to the edges of the
wall studs. If you are installing faced insulation, the facing should face
the interior of the room. Staple the faced insulation tabs to the wall studs
on the inside edges.
Cutting Fiberglass Insulation for Narrow Bay Widths
To cut unfaced fiberglass insulation for narrow stud bays it is often better to
cut it in place, after it has already been installed in the narrow stud bays.
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If cutting faced fiberglass insulation for narrow stud bays, it is best to cut
it as you would normal stud width bays. However, you’ll need to cut it to both
the proper height and width.
When cutting faced fiberglass insulation to the required width, simply press
down on the insulation with your straight edge, make a cut, and then move the
straight edge forward and cut again. Continue this process for the length of the
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