“Do it Right – Seal it Tight & Ventilate it Right” applies to more than just the end product, so with that in mind what tricks do you use or recomend?

To get it started here is a tip I had in a recent article on this topic;

Working in attics can pose a few interesting problems especially if there is ductwork located in them. Hopefully all the needed air-sealing work was completed along with sealing the ducts but even then problems can arise. We fully recommend that not only is the system turned off but all the registers and returns should be sealed and the system pressurized either with a duct blaster or large fan. This will help prevent any materials or dust from getting into or sucked into the HVAC system. (10 tips for working safely in the attic)

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