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Don’t Try This at Home! Installing Your Own Attic Insulation is Risky
There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting your expertise to work on a DIY project for your home. However, notice the one important word in that sentence – expertise. If you do not know anything about attic insulation, you don’t want to put your home and family in jeopardy. There is a great deal of information you need to know to install attic insulation properly and safely. There are other reasons to consider using a professional instead, too. Here are the top reasons why you don’t want to do it yourself:

  • Product Limitations – As a homeowner, you have limited options for buying attic insulation, but a professional has access to the most effective and efficient products found on the market. You’ll end up with a more energy-efficient home when you have an attic insulation contractor take care of it for you.
  • Lack of Proper Tools – It might not seem like there are many tools involved, but when you start buying them, you’ll quickly realize that there is a much bigger investment needed than you thought. Most of these tools will only be used once, so it isn’t financially wise to go this route.
  • Other Skillsets Needed – You won’t just need to know how to install the attic insulation. You’ll need to have the skills of a licensed home inspector to check for structural issues, mold, insect or rodent infestation, and other issues that must be resolved before proceeding. You’ll also need to have an understanding of ventilation because if you limit the air circulation in your home’s attic, you’ll be headed for big problems. In addition, you need to know how to test afterwards to be sure you’ve installed the attic insulation properly.