Insulation Installation Videos
Below, we list some online videos on insulation. The selection covers different types of insulation materials: new materials like ICF forms and SIP panels, but also batt and blanket insulation, fibers and foams. Just try to ignore the promotional side of some of these videos...
EnergySavingsTrust organization (UK) videos
Cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, etc.
See: Energy Savings Trust Insulation Videos
ICF forms videos (walls, new homes)
See: Rastra (at the end of their Library page)
Rigid foam insulation
Rigid foam insulation, from MichiganCodes.com: Michigan Codes Rigid Foam Insulation
Videos on several types of installation insulation
Owens Corning and Knauf.uk have many insulation installation videos. Though with a commercial focus, they are between the best online videos. Just choose the type of insulation. See:
Owens Corning Insulation Videos
Insulation Case Studies
The US Green Building Council Case Studies section offers many insulation case studies. Although with a promotional focus, there are other more interesting Case Studies like the Knauf Insulation Case Studies, covering traditional insulation materials.
ICF insulation Case Studies (residential wall and roof insulation):
SIP insulation Case Studies (new wall construction and insulation)
The SIP (Structural Insulation Panels) professional association also offers SIP panels Case Studies, for new homes. See: SIP Panels
High efficient foams
For Case Studies involving high-efficient foams see: Icynene Case Studies.
Technical Guides, Catalogues and Documents
The NAIMA organization has a wealth of information - guides, documents... - to help homeowners on fiberglass, rockwool/slag wool and cellulose insulation products and options. See: Naima Insulation Literature
TOOLBASE is a major source of technical information on insulation. See: Toolbase insulation information
The BUILDWISE organization provides also valuable information on insulation. See the insulation section of this organization: Buildwise Energy and Green Practices
In Canada, see: Office of Energy Efficiency Grants and Incentives
Note: DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
For information on insulation incentives in the UK, see: Energy Saving Trust
Searching dealers and installers through manufacturers
The main insulation manufacturers can help you find dealers and installers near your home. Just call them. Organizations like Resnet (USA) and insulation associations can also help you. See below.
Insulation contractors associations
Insulation Contractors Association of America: this Association has a Contractor Locator.
Blow-in-Blanket Contractors Association: this association lists silver, gold and platinum members, as well as many other authorized members. See: Contractor Locator (North America)
To find a professional insulation contractor in USA, see: Resnet insulation contractors (the search demands your Zip code; do not forget to choose the exact type of insulation contractor you are looking for in the combo box: insulation, batt insulation, blown insulation, foam insulation, etc)
ICF association and contractors
To find Insulated Construction Forms contractors, distributors and other ICF professionals, use the ICF professional organization database.
SIP association contractors
SIP manufacturers may help you to find contractors, distributors and other SIP professionals. Or you may use the SIP manufacturers association database: SIPA database.
Fiberglass, mineral wool
NAIMA member companies produce fiberglass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products. You may contact them when searching for contractors, distributors and other insulation professionals in USA. See: NAIMA members
For other associations, see the NAIMA list of fiberglass and mineral wool associations outside USA.
Mineral wool for the residential market, in the U.S.: Roxul.
Mineral wool (Europe):
The European Mineral Wool Manufacturers Association (Eurima) provides a listing of their members, which can help you find contractors and other insulation professionals. See: Eurima Members
Here's a selection of links to the websites of associations dealing with insulation polyurethane products and applications (in Europe, Asia, North America, Mexico, etc.): Basf listing of polyurethane organizations.
They can help you to contact foam insulation dealers or contractors in your region.
Other Foam associations
Weekend Insulation DIY projects
Between the many online resources involving weekend insulation DIY projects, we have chosen the Home Depot DIY projects. They intend to promote some big brands (Dow, Green fiber and Owens Corning) but they convey some good information and resources (including some videos).
Weekend Insulation Projects with Dow insulation products: foam sealants, air barriers, insulation boards
Includes weekend projects involving foam sealants, materials for wall cavities, air barrier materials and insulation boards... See: Home Depot Dow Insulation Projects
Weekend Insulation Projects with Green fiber products: attic and wall insulation
For DIY weekend projects involving attic and wall insulation with fiber materials (and a blowing machine and sidewall nozzle) see: Home Depot Green Fiber Projects
Weekend Insulation Projects: batt, rigid foams, garage doors, attics
For weekend DIY projects involving fiberglass batt insulation, rigid foam insulation projects, garage doors insulation kits, attic insulation (with blankets), see: Home Depot Owens Corning Projects
For DIY insulation audits, see: Simple energy audits.
See the Energy Saving Trust Home Energy check page
See the Natural Resources Canada
See The Australian Government Home Safety Plan