We all want to save money on home projects and adding cellulose insulation to your attic may seem like the perfect do-it-yourself project. Please continue reading before you decide adding insulation yourself.
Working in an attic can be hazardous. More than a few do-it-yourselfers have been seriously injured stumbling over joists or falling through ceilings. Ceiling repairs can be very costly.
An attic must be ventilated to keep hot air from becoming trapped and creating wood rot and mold from forming. Attic baffles must be used to prevent the insulation from blocking air flow.
Barriers must be placed around heat-producing devises, such as chimneys, furnace and stove flues and recess lights.
It is important to seal all holes, cracks in ceiling and gaps at attic intrusions and transitions. If not sealed properly, the insulation will not perform as designed.
Insulation contractors devote their time to insulation contracting services and focus on energy conservation and comfort. The proper installation of any type of insulation is essential for insulation to perform. Knowledge of air infiltration, ventilation, and recessed lighting are just a few of the areas critical to installation techniques. Professional Insulation contractors have access to a wide variety of training, are familiar with local codes and regulations, and can offer guidance about the type and amount of insulation required for your home.
Hiring a professional insulation contractor will ensure the job is done right!
It was nice of you explaining that crackas and small hile should be covered, otherwise the insulation will not do its job. My neighbor was cleaning his attic the other day because he wants to turn it into a guest’s room, and the article needs insulation. He was thinking of doing it himself, but knowing there are gaps in the ceiling, I will recommend him hiring professionals instead.
Good call. While it is possible to install insulation as a DIY project, unless a person is very knowledgeable and skilled in the procedure often this results in less that 100% energy efficiency.
It was mentioned that professional insulation contractors know what they are doing, and have had the proper training to know where to place the insulation, and what places to stay away from. My parents recently discovered that they do not have any insulation in their attic. I will have to let them know that it would be a good idea to call in a professional to get the job done for them.