Are you prepping to have insulation installed in your attic or replaced throughout your home? If so, there are a few steps to take to promote a smooth and successful insulation installation. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your insulation installation:
- Clear The Space – First and foremost, you’ll want to clear the work area. This includes removing any valuables or furniture that would otherwise be in the way of the workers. This ensures that none of your belongings get damaged during the process. Additionally, you should make sure your pets and loved ones aren’t in the way at the time of installation.
- Secure Light Fixtures – To reduce the risk of a fire, box out your light fixtures. Using hardware cloth, plywood, or metal flashing, create a gap of roughly 3 inches between the insulation and light fixture.
- Check For Water Leaks – Water is an enemy for insulation. If insulation is exposed to water, it can cause mold. Before your installation, inspect your roof and walls for water spots that could indicate a water leak.
- Block Air Leaks – Check for holes and air leaks and seal them off with caulk or foam. This will ensure that your home will be able to regulate its temperature more effectively and can save you money.
We hope these tips will help you prepare for your insulation installation. Additionally, call your insulation company for more information on how you can prepare for your installation day. If you have any questions regarding insulation, please contact us at Polk County Insulation today!