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Recommended Storage Procedure of Faced Fiberglass Insulation at the Job Site
Technical Bulletin No. 7

Special care is taken with each insulation order to be certain the customer receives quality material to his specifications. However, the material should be inspected upon arrival at the job site to insure that it is exactly as ordered. If there is anything wrong with the insulation, it is recommended that the customer NOT INSTALL IT and CONTACT THE SUPPLIER IMMEDIATELY.

  1. Wherever possible, the contractor should store the insulation in a dry, protected area.

  2. All packages should be elevated above the ground or slab, preferably on a flat surface, to prevent contact with surface water accumulations. Since the vapor barrier is fragile and subject to impact damage, exercise care in handling. Do not allow them to be thrown off the shipping vehicle, kicked, or placed in contact with sharp objects during storage.

  3. Poly-bags should have holes in each end to aerate the insulation. It is also suggested that the contractor open the ends of the bags to allow better air circulation around the insulation.

  4. Packages can be left uncovered during the day, weather permitting, but should be protected at night with polyethylene film, canvas or other covering.

  5. If a dry protected area is not available at the site, the contractor should place the insulation at the end of the building where the roof sheets will first be applied. This will provide protection for the rest of the material until the building is completed.

NOTE: Whenever possible, the contractor should use the insulation as soon as possible after he receives it. It follows that the sooner the insulation is up, the less likely it is to get damaged in storage.

This bulletin has been provided by the Laminated Fiberglass Insulation Producers Association (LFIPA)
1230 Keith Building • Cleveland, Ohio 44115