While it may seem worthwhile to save money by installing insulation yourself, that is only the upfront cost. Poorly installed insulation can cause heat loss, raising your gas bill. It can create spaces for mold to invade your home. By hiring a professional to install your insulation, you will save thousands in the years to come. The job will be handled faster and installed seamlessly by professionals.
How Does Insulation Affect Your Heating Bill?
The main purpose of insulation is to keep heat inside your home. The pink, fluffy stuff works hard to keep your home’s temperature the same. If you find that your home never seems warm in the winter despite having the heater cranked up, there is a good chance your insulation is to blame. The exterior walls of your home should have layers of insulation that remain even throughout your home. However, improperly installed insulation would be uneven in many places and cause noticeable temperature differences.
Greener Products are Well-Made Solutions
As construction materials are improved with new technology like polyurethane, fiberglass, PVC, and more, the things we use every day improve. Fortunately, many products like doors and windows that advertise themselves as greener products provide simple solutions. Some environmentally-friendly doors use polyurethane insulation (easier and safer to use than fiberglass insulation) to keep heat sealed in your home.
Insulation is Incredibly Delicate
Although insulation is relied on to keep your home warm during the winter months, it is fragile. In comparison, fishing wires through your wall and using a drill bit can cause you to create a pink insulation cloud on your drill. Not to mention all the little fiberglass particles that end up everywhere. To avoid the intense itching later on, use a lint roller when you see these particles. Stepping on packs of insulation can make them uneven and ineffective. Save yourself the frustration and hire a professional to fix or improve insulation instead of doing it yourself.
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