Ductwork Without any Air Sealing
These ducts in the attic were left totally expose, which is not ideal since they can then get very hot in the summertime and freeze up in the winter!
Ductwork Air Sealed with Spray Foam Insulation
We went ahead and sealed these ducts with 1" of closed cell spray foam (that's that white stuff that's covering the ducts)! Now they will be better protected from the elements during extreme weather.
Attic Filled with Cellulose Insulation
This is how the ruler (middle of the picture) looks now that we have finished. There is now the BPI recommended amount of insulation in this attic, which will keep the house very comfortable this winter.
Attic Hatch Opening Air Sealed
One last important feature is the attic hatch. This is the largest barrier between your conditioned space and the attic. In order to air seal this space, we caulked the framing joints, installed weather stripping around the hatch cover, but we also insulated the hatch with 4" of polysio foam board (that's the silver, cardboard looking stuff you see in this picture).