Have you ever wondered why your home still feels uncomfortable despite having insulation? Did you ever feel like blaming your electric company for massive energy bills? Insulation plays a very important role in every home. Aside from adding to overall comfort, it can help reduce energy costs significantly too. Learn more about common insulation mistakes homeowners make so you would know if or why your home insulation isn’t working as efficiently as you expect.
Ideally, one should call for a licensed contractor’s assistance when they need insulation materials installed. These experts can help determine the best type of insulation depending on the structure of your home. They can also help source high-quality insulation materials and install them properly for you. So what else could go wrong? Here are some common insulation mistakes you should try to avoid at all costs:
1. DIY Insulation
Insulation is a serious matter and must be installed by professionals. If you’re trying to save a few dollars, which is why you’d rather DIY, think again. Insulation is an investment that pays for itself over time. When it doesn’t work efficiently, then you couldn’t get as many savings on energy costs. You wouldn’t even feel as comfortable as you expect inside your own home.
It is understandable how a lot of people are opting to DIY since there are plenty of information and resources available. However, you need expert assistance to ensure the job is done properly and safely. Even little mistakes can lead to inefficiency of your insulation and will make the job you’ve done on your own pretty much useless. Then that’s just a waste of money, right?
2. The Wrong Insulation Type
As mentioned, a licensed contractor can help determine the best kind of insulation depending on the structure of your home. They can present to you your options, the pros and cons of each option, and then you can choose from there. Most, if not all, insulation types have benefits and advantages, but choosing the wrong insulation type for your home could make you lose those advantages.
3. Over-Insulation and Under-Insulation
While many homes suffer from insulation problems simply because they don’t have enough insulation, there are also others that have too much insulation. When you stuff too much insulation materials in one area, you might think that you’re insulating your home well, but then those little air pockets that enable insulation to work may get covered. Under-insulation is pretty much self-explanatory. To prevent these situations from happening, work with a licensed contractor.
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Chris has been an insulation professional for more than two decades, and has experience with all types of residential and commercial insulation products. His passion is green energy and effective insulation applications.