The Disadvantages of DIY Insulation Installation

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If you know your home needs new insulation, you may be weighing the options when it comes to hiring a professional installer or taking it on as a DIY project. Unfortunately, DIY insulation installation is a dangerous and tricky business.

The Disadvantages of DIY Insulation Installation

Here are some disadvantages of tackling this project on your own:

  • Lack of Insulation Knowledge. There are many, many different types of insulation on the market today. Even if you do some research into the types of home insulation that might be best suited for your needs, there are some nuanced things about insulation that are important to know before installation. It isn’t as simple as picking the cheapest kind and putting it inside the walls and ceiling.
  • Improper Tools. Insulation installation also requires some specific tools to ensure it is installed correctly. If you want to avoid spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on insulation equipment, relying on a professional insulation installer is the way to go.
  • Home Inspection Woes. Something many DIY installers don’t think about is that a home inspection report could deem the insulation installation unacceptable. Especially if you are planning an insulation installation for a home sale, going with the professionals is a must.
  • Safety Hazards. Last but not least, insulation installation can pose health risks if not done properly. Many types of insulation are made of materials that are unsafe for your skin and are harmful to breathe. Wearing basic clothing and masks may not be enough to protect you against hazards during insulation installation.

At Polk County Insulation, we take the guesswork out of insulation installation. Our knowledgeable, experienced team members will give you confidence your home insulation is in great shape. Contact us today if you require home insulation services!