Do I HAVE to staple in insulation?

bcrawfo2May 7, 2007

I'm finishing my basement (with permits) question is...I installed R13 faced insulation. Do I have to staple it, or if it's held in there securely by pressure, is that sufficient until drywall goes up?

My inspector is gone for the day, so I can't ask him until tomorrow.



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No, you do not need to staple in insulation. The caveat is that you are consistant in the stud spacing. Present day R-13 is a very rigid product. If you couple the rigidity with vertical surface friction, that puppy will not shift.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 6:38PM
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Thanks Ron,
I didn't get any responses so I went ahead and stapled.
I bought a better stapler and that made it go pretty quick. It only took about 90 minutes.
My drywall guy came today and the room is looking great.


    Bookmark   May 12, 2007 at 6:43PM
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