Question: I am installing additional fiberglass insulation in my attic - on the walls as well as between the overhead rafters.
I have found it to be a messy and uncomfortable task, especially where a full size fiberglass blanket has to be cut down to fit into a narrow space. The fiberglass tends to shred and tear and it makes my skin itch like mad.
Any suggestions as to how I can make the task simpler or easier?
Answer: Use a piece of lumber to insure a neater and straighter cut without causing the fiberglass to tear up or shred.
Place a length of scrap lumber on top of the fiberglass and position it along the line of cut you need.
Then press down real hard on the board and use a sharp utility knife or box cutter to slice the insulation neatly along the edge of the wood guide.
Put on fairly heavy work gloves and wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants, as well as putting on safety goggles and a dust mask for the job. And make sure the work area is well ventilated while you are working.
2004 Bernard Gladstone