Weatherization job aids are step-by-step visual guides created to assist home energy professionals with effective, durable, and safe energy efficiency upgrades. Each guide includes an easy-to-use checklist that can be used to verify installation quality or support skill development of new staff members.

How to Use the Job Aids

Each job aid aligns with the Standard Work Specifications (SWS) and one of the 25 Retrofit Installer Badges. You can find this information at the top of each document:

  1. Retrofit Installer Badges Alignment: Located below the title of the job aid. In the example below, the reference is Job Aid for Air Seal Attic Floor Badge.
  2. SWS Alignment: Located below the Retrofit Installer Badges alignment description. In the example below, the SWS reference is Aligns with Standard Work Specifications 3.0101.1.
An annotated example of a job aid.

Weatherization Job Aids

The job aids are organized by areas found in single-family and manufactured homes. These areas include but are not limited to attics, subspaces (e.g., basements or crawlspaces), and the main floors within the home.


Single-Family—Main Floor

Single-Family—Basement or Crawlspace

Manufactured Home


This resource was created by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Simonson Management Services with support from the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. Please reach out to with any questions.