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6 Reasons Not to DIY Your Insulation

6 Reasons Not to DIY Your Insulation

August 9, 2019

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Thinking about DIY-ing your insulation? You might want to think again. While on the surface, installing insulation seems simple, there are many complex factors to consider when doing the job. That’s why it’s best to hire a professional insulation technician.

The insulation experts at DFW Thermal are here to show you the benefits of professional installation (and the reasons not to DIY your insulation). Read on to find out more.

1. Preparation and Safety

If not handled properly, insulation can be a carcinogen. The professionals know how to avoid the risk to their health, but you might not. If you don’t have proper training, you might unknowingly expose yourself or your family to dangerous chemicals and materials.

2. Choosing Between Different Types of Insulation

The number of types of insulation grows every day. If you aren’t an expert, it’s extremely difficult to discern what type of insulation is right for your home.

There’s batting, blown-in, fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, injection spray foam, radiant barrier, rigid foam, loose fill, open cell, and closed cell. It’s an insulation technician’s job to know what type of insulation will be ideal for your home.

3. Insufficient or Too Much Insulation

Without experience, it is hard to know how much insulation to install. Many homeowners’ first instinct is to add as much insulation to their home as possible. This is a mistake. Too much insulation will create hot spots in your home and force your HVAC unit to work harder to cool your home.

On the other hand, too little insulation will not do its job, and allow air-conditioned air to escape your home. Only insulation experts know what the perfect, Goldilocks-level of insulation is for your home.

4. Insulation Equipment

When homeowners choose to insulate homes themselves, they often rent equipment from home improvement stores. This equipment is likely damaged and not up to date.

Good insulation contractors invest in the best equipment on the market. Quality  sprayers, putty knives, and blower machines help ensure superior installation.

5. Ventilation

Insulating your home isn’t just about adding material to your walls and attic. It’s also about balancing insulation with ventilation. If you only focus on insulation, and not ventilation, the air in your home will become stale, and moisture will collect in your home, leading to mold.   

Insulation technicians are also ventilation experts. They will ensure that your insulation doesn’t endanger your indoor air quality.

6. Financing

If you choose to insulate your home yourself, you will likely buy the insulation material from a hardware store. Insulation material and equipment is an investment, and few hardware stores offer financing. Many insulation companies do. In other words, hiring an insulation company is the best way to ensure that you get high quality insulation that doesn’t break the bank.

Convinced by these reasons not to DIY your insulation? Call DFW Thermal!

If you need insulation installation, call DFW Thermal. Our team is composed of seasoned insulation experts that provide high quality products and high-quality service. Call us today at 214-731-3115 or schedule a free consultation online.