If you’re tired of being too cold or too hot at home, running your AC or furnace all the time, and paying enormous energy bills, it’s time to consider re-insulating your home. There are a lot of ways you could go about this, you could try to do it yourself, or have a professional come to your home and do it for you. Even though having a professional do it can cost a bit of money, it might be worth it.
You might be tempted to try to reinsulate your home yourself. There’s something kind of appealing about those big rolls of fluffy pink insulation at your local hardware store. And how hard can it be? It’s just putting the insulation in the walls, then you are done, right?
Well, doing it right requires specialized knowledge and equipment. Many people have tried to insulate their homes themselves and end up spending more trying to fix problems they caused by incorrectly installing it. In this blog, we will explore 5 reasons to leave reinsulating to professionals.
1. You don’t know anything about insulation
Why would you? Insulation isn’t a DIY project that people Instagram about or make inspiration boards on Pinterest. It’s the stuff that lines your house’s attic, walls, and crawl spaces to keep your expensive warm or cool air inside and the weather outside where it belongs. There is lots of research that goes into what kind of insulation your home needs. A professional company like Colonial Insulation & Fireproofing can tell you exactly what kind of insulation will best suit your home and make it the most energy efficient. They will be able to correctly install your insulation and test that it works with professional tools. If you were to try to get these tools, it would cost a fortune.
2. You don’t have the tools
Insulating a home correctly requires certain tools that most DIY-ers don’t have access to. So, you’ll either spend too much money on tools that will most likely only be used once or you do the best you can with the tools in your shed. A professional insulation company like Colonial Insulation & Fireproofing in Rindge, NH will have all the required tools to perfectly install your insulation.
3. You don’t know the tricks of the trade for installation
Insulation creates a barrier between the weather outside and the inside of your home. Professional installers know that allowing for air circulation is important to protecting your home and install ventilation devices like baffles to allow sufficient airflow in your home. Installers are trained and experienced in the tricks of the trade to make sure your home is carefully and efficiently insulated.
4. You’re not a licensed home inspector
Before insulation is installed, your home should be carefully inspected for signs of mold, mildew, and infestation. It’s also important to ensure that any structural repairs and upgrades are taken care of before you start. A professional insulation company normally works in tandem with licensed home inspectors. If insulation is installed over existing mold, it can cause health problems for your family.
5. Your choices in the product are limited
If you try to install insulation on your own, you are limited to what you can buy at your local hardware store. This means that you miss out on the most efficient and effective form of insulation available today.
Why Choose Colonial Insulation & Fireproofing?
Colonial Insulation & Fireproofing is your local 5-star rated insulation company. We are happy to come and give you a free insulation quote for your home. We carry all the top insulation brands. And our team of insulation experts has years of experience in the business. We are committed to giving you the best results at an affordable price.
If you are interested in having insulation installed in your home, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to helping you create a more comfortable and energy-efficient home.