It’s common for homeowners to tackle home upgrades and DIY projects. If you’re thinking of installing your own insulation, think again! Properly insulating a structure is more than throwing insulation into a wall. Our estimators regularly receive calls asking us to fix improperly installed insulation.
Quality insulation involves sealing air leaks and properly installing fiberglass insulation. Air sealing is as important in wall cavities as it is in attics and throughout a home. Improper or incomplete air sealing (behind electrical boxes, sealing wire penetrations, etc.) leads to drafty walls and comfort issues.
After air sealing, it’s important to install fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass insulation must be properly installed to achieve maximum R-value. This includes installing fiberglass batt insulation to completely fill a cavity – from top to bottom, and from side to side. Well trained installers know the best methods for installing fiberglass batt insulation to achieve maximum R-value.
As easy as it may sound, attempting to tackle your home’s insulation on your own can create a list of headaches. Once a wall or other cavity is closed with drywall, outside air can infiltrate the cavity and become trapped inside. This can result in discoloration, frost on your wall, mildew and possibly even mold. Proper installation and air sealing help maintain the integrity of your entire home.
Don’t let the perceived cost savings of DIY insulation end up costing you more in the long run. Hire a professional insulation contractor and have the job done right the first time! Contact us to schedule your free estimate.