Insulated Dog House Plan -Installing the Insulation and Exterior Paneling Step 08a

Installing the Insulation and Exterior Paneling

1 -- Small bag of Insulation (any brand will do)
1 -- Pair of Gloves
1 -- Mask
1 -- Weather Resistant Exterior Paneling (Cedar or treated Pine are great)

There are many different kinds of insulation that you can use and are easily available at any hardware store. Most insulation is tightly packed in bags and expands to over twice the size when removed from the bag.

Insulated Dog house Tip: When you're installing the insulation using this plan, remember to wear gloves and breathing houses

Most insulation is made from fiberglass with tiny glass particles which can be quite dangerous if not used with caution.
Insulation is not exactly expensive; however there are other cheaper alternatives. Shredded newspaper is simple alternative and can be used as insulation.

1. Pack the insulation in the front and back framework.
When putting the insulation, make sure all the empty spaces are filled and the insulation is packed in quite tightly, not bulging since you need to place the exterior paneling over it.

2. Once the insulation is in place, attach the exterior paneling. When attaching the paneling start from the bottom up, or if you prefer you can start from the top of the A-frame and work on down.

Dog house Insulation Tip: When you choose the exterior paneling, ensure it is weather resistant. Cedar for example is naturally weather resistant as are other timbers; other wood may need to be treated. I chose cedar paneling because of the nice color and it is naturally weather resistant timber. Just ask at your nearest hardware store for which timber they suggest.
Tongue and groove floor paneling is also good to use for the exterior wall paneling since it's easy to put together and it gives it a smooth finish when joined together.
Since you'll be using many sizes of paneling on the house, it might be easier to buy several long lengths of it and cut them with the jigsaw to the appropriate sizes you'll need.

Installing the Insulation and Exterior Paneling

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