Why You Shouldn’t DIY Insulating Your Attic

Author: Solidcare Home Improvements | | Categories: Attic Insulation , Attic Insulation Installation , Attic Insulation Removal

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Insulation, as you know, is an integral part of your home. It determines how comfortable you are throughout the seasons as well as how high or low your energy bills will be. If you suddenly see higher than normal electricity bills, you may want to consider getting your home insulation redone. However, when it comes to insulating a house or a room, no matter how handy you may be around the house, avoid doing the job yourself. If ever there was a time to leave a home improvement job up to the professionals, it would be insulating your attic.

Installing insulation takes specialized knowledge and equipment from professionals who have many years of experience and training. Add the fact that the attic is situated at a height, and you got yourself a whole new problem with balancing and safety training. To help you see why you shouldn’t DIY insulating the attic, the experts at Solidcare Home Improvements have listed three compelling reasons in this blog.

1. You don’t have proper training
Adding insulation to your attic isn’t like installing new flooring or decorating your home. Insulation is messy, dangerous, and time-consuming. You have to suit up like you’re going into a chemical zone as the insulation material fibers are dangerous to breathe in, it gets everywhere, and you’re a mess afterwards. Also, you could take the wrong step and go through your attic floor, making the job dangerous.

2. You don’t have the proper equipment
Insulating a home adequately requires tools and PPE that you probably won’t have lying around your house. So you’ll either shell out way too much money on tools you may only use once, or you’ll dig out your existing tools from the shed and try to get away with those. Neither one is a good idea. 

3. Do-overs are expensive
Many home and business owners assume that insulation installation is a simple task that won’t take them more than a day or two to complete. In reality, there is no room for guesswork when choosing the right materials and techniques to use, as this can quickly backfire into a chain of additional problems and expenses when the work needs to be redone by a professional.

Do things right - Hire a professional!
The insulation in your home or business is pertinent to its overall function, environment, and value, which makes installing it correctly an incredibly important task. Insulation is meant to last for years, decades, or even a lifetime, which means that if it is installed incorrectly, you will likely face many issues that could have been permanently prevented with a professional installation. Hiring a professional insulation company to identify the right type of insulation for your home or business and install it correctly is key to preventing issues that would otherwise degrade the value of the structure over time. When you hire a professional insulation company, you eliminate the risks associated with guesswork, shortcuts, and incorrect installation techniques. While it’s understandable that you want to avoid the costs associated with a professional insulation installation service, but it’s well worth the investment to spend a little extra money to have it done right. With the government rebate support a professional gets, it just does not make economic sense to DIY your attic insulation.

If you are looking for an HVAC and insulation contractor in Toronto, ON, then reach out to us at Solidcare Home Improvements. We are a fully licensed contracting company. We know that quality service and personal relationships are some of the most important factors clients are looking for. That is why we are and have been building SOLID relationships one house at a time. The main services we provide are residential HVAC, insulation top-up, and insulation removal. We serve clients across Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Stouffville, Aurora, Newmarket, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Vaughan, and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the services we offer, please click here. If you have a question, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.