When it comes to insulation, it really is best to leave it to the professionals. DIY projects are okay for holiday displays and side tables, but when it comes to something as important as insulation, you really should think twice before you take it on yourself. Here are three major reasons why we suggest you call the insulation experts at A+ Insulation first.
R-Value of Your Insulation
Insulation installed by the professionals is more effective at doing its job for many reasons. One very important reason is that professionally installed insulation usually has a higher R-value. R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. The higher the R-value of insulation, the more resistant it is to temperature fluctuation. In short, higher R-values mean the insulation does a better job at insulating your home. Without the proper practices, self-installation on insulation can lead to higher energy bills, undermining one of the main purposes of insulating your home in the first place.
Often times, when homeowners try to insulate their homes themselves they underestimate the amount of insulation needed to effectively insulate their home. We often fine wall cavities or attics that aren’t sufficiently filled when homeowners install it themselves. When this happens you’ll probably find your energy bills are higher than they would be if your home was properly insulated.
Poor Quality Insulation Equipment
The type of equipment used to install insulation can also affect its effectiveness. Many DIY-ers rent insulation equipment from home improvement stores, and many of these equipment pieces don’t have the capacity to do the job right. The quality of rented insulation equipment is usually lower, and the technology is older. We often find that rented equipment doesn’t properly break up product to give you the R-value you want. Sometimes we even find that untrained people using rented equipment damage the sheetrock in their homes. Professional insulation technicians are well trained on the best practices and with the newest and most effective technologies.
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Call A+ Insulation today at (913) 281-2250 or (816) 268-7511 to get a free insulation quote for your Kansas City area home.