DIY projects, or “do it yourself” can be a popular decision for homeowners for many reasons. They might be skilled and are able to complete the project or maybe looking to save money. However, any DIY project could go wrong if you don’t actually know how to properly do the project. Some homeowners might try a DIY insulation project but any insulation contractor would advise against it.
There are different kinds of insulation and it is important to have the best insulation for your space installed. The most common types are batt insulation, spray foam insulation, and blown-in insulation.
Depending on what type of insulation you are removing or installing, it is important to fully protect yourself. Fiberglass insulation has tiny shards of stone and metal which can harm and irritate your skin.
In addition to the above items, there are other important steps of removing and installing insulation. Air sealing and venting up to code is required, and without a professional insulation installer, there is the risk of not doing these steps correctly.
It is ALWAYS safer to hire a professional for large projects like an insulation upgrade. Snap Construction and Affordable Insulation are BPI Certified Installers and can provide a FREE inspection and estimate. Plus, ask about our insulation specials!
It’s that easy!