20 Mar Should You DIY Insulation Installation?
Insulation is a vital component to your home’s heating and cooling systems, as well as to your home’s overall temperature and comfort. In fact, adding in garage door insulation can save you hundreds on your home’s utility bills, as well as adding in attic insulation. Well, insulation installation seems easy enough and shouldn’t take that long. Or is it really as easy as it seems on TV? Is it as simple as it looks?
DFW Home Insulation is the best insulation company in North Texas. We offer attic insulation installation and removal services, as well as a myriad of other insulation services, such as garage door insulation, ceiling insulation, fiberglass insulation, attic prep work, attic ladder replacement, blown-in attic insulation, and much more. Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages and disadvantages for DIY insulation installation. Contact us today to get started!
ADVANTAGES TO HIRING AN INSULATION CONTRACTOR
Saves You Time
If you are new to the insulation realm, be prepared for a learning curve. First off, not all insulations are created equal. There are many different materials used for insulation, including but not limited to fiberglass, cellulose, mineral wool, natural fibers, polyurethane, polystyrene, polyisocyanurate, and more. Then, there are different types of insulation, including loose fill, batt, rolls, foam board, spray board, and vapor barriers. Knowing which is best for which need in your home can be daunting. In addition, performing the actual job of insulation installation itself can be challenging if you’re unsure what you are doing and the type of insulation material you have chosen.
When you partner with a professional insulation company, you’ll not only be assured that you will be installing the right type of insulation material in the right way, but you will also be guaranteed to have the job done expeditiously with no mess on your part. A thorough inspection will be performed ahead of time in order to assess all of these needs.
Saves On Energy Costs
Here at DFW Home Insulation, we notice that many people call about DIY insulation because their home heating and cooling bills have skyrocketed. Either they know they don’t have insulation, or they are looking to have insulation removed and then installed because their old insulation is near the end of its lifespan.
When you undertake a DIY home insulation, many people are hesitant that they are not installing the insulation correctly and that they are missing many spots — the very spots they want to get covered in the first place. Getting nooks and crannies is not as easy as it appears, and when we’re talking dozens of nooks and crannies, all of the air leakage can add up to big dollar signs quite rapidly.
When you partner with a local insulation company, such as DFW Home Insulation, you can rest assured that we’ll get every last corner and crevice and ensure your insulation is installed properly.
“I Need a Permit?”
Anytime you undertake a home improvement project, you need to check with your local authorities to see if you need a permit or not. Sometimes you do; sometimes you don’t. And every town and city can be different. For instance, if you need insulation for a home addition, you will need a permit since insulation is a requirement for all new home builds. However, if you are only adding and/or replacing insulation in an existing structure, you may or may not need a permit, based on where you live.
When you partner with your local insulation company, you can rest assured that all appropriate permits will be pulled if need be. On a side note: when you partner with a reputable local insulation company, we also hold insurance and liability, so if someone does fall through the ceiling of your home while working in the attic, they and you are covered. When you DIY your own insulation installation, you are responsible and liable for all injuries, including if your buddy helps you and he gets hurt.
CHOOSE DFW HOME INSULATION FOR ALL OF YOUR INSULATION NEEDS
As you can see, when you undertake a DIY insulation job, odds are, you’re better off with a professional. We know what we are doing, how to do it, and how to do it properly, effectively, and quickly. We have all of the right tools, can get permits quickly if needed, and can handle insulation safely. In sum, DFW Home Insulation is your go-to insulation company of choice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
With DFW Home Insulation, you can count on a job done right the first time, every time. With years of experience, we can help with all of your commercial and residential insulation needs. We offer garage door insulation, insulation installation, insulation removal, and attic prep work. We can work with all types of insulation and insulation materials. When you call for an estimate, we will do a thorough inspection and offer up our recommendations on what will work best. Call today to schedule!