Proper Batt Insulation Method?
Does anyone know what the proper batt insulation method is?
I have always stapled the vapor barrier tabs on the inside of the stud rather then on the outside face of the studs. It can be a real pain though. I am careful the keep those tabs flush with the front of the stud so that I get about a half inch of air space between the vapor barrier and the wallboard once it is installed.
On every show I have ever seen on Flip this House, or Extreme Makeover, you always see the insulation stapled flat onto the studs. I thought there was supposed to be an air space just in front of the drywall? Personally I don't go through the hassle of stapling the insulation onto the sides of the studs for this reason. I think it holds the insulation back a bit and makes it easier to install drywall.
Still which method is better here?
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