How to Know if Home Insulation Installation is a DIY Project

When renovating a home, or even building one of you feel that confident, you might want to explore the different types of insulation out there and figure out which one is best with your skill level. Some insulation types are perfect for DIY, where some require a certified hand to install. Here are just a few examples.

Blanket Batts and Rolls

This type of insulation can easily handle yourself. You merely fit it between the studs and other structures of the home and seal it away. It can vary in thickness depending on what grade you buy, but if ever exposed or handled wrong it can damage the skin or lungs because it consists of fiberglass.

Spray Foam

This type of insulation you can install yourself, but it is not recommended. I suggest only installing it if you have the experience because it can be quite tricky to handle. You simply spray the foam in the area, give it its appropriate rest period, and seal it away. It varies in thickness like anything else, but on the downside, it can be quite expensive due to how convenient it is.

Blown-In Insulation

This insulation is simple to install, and quicker than spray foam, however just in case of error you may want to call in a professional to check your work before you seal the deal. The slightest errors can cause major problems. This can also be a skin and lung irritant because it, too, partially consists of fiberglass.

Foam

Inexpensive, eco-friendly and self-installment friendly. Foam sheets have it all and are mostly used to reduce the amount of heat conducted through the household. There isn’t a downside to this type of insulation. It can even be very thick.


Now that you know a little about what is out there, and what your choices may be, it is time to get working. With less worry and even less stress, you are bound to make your project into a phenomenal masterpiece.

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