You Cannot DIY Insulation

September 4, 2020

All of us at Ace Insulation Inc. like to fancy ourselves DIY-ers around our own homes—hanging medicine cabinets, fixing squeaky doors and even installing ceiling fans are all within our skillsets. We encourage this can-do spirit among our customers, too, but we also want to make it clear that there are some jobs that you just shouldn’t tackle on your own. Doing DIY home insulation in Northern California is at the top of that list for a number of reasons.

While you might be imagining that it’s just a matter of rolling out those nice pink batts and considering it a job well done, nothing could be further from the truth. Our trade requires experience and skill to do the job right, and leaving it to the professionals is the responsible call. Read on to find out why.

Insulation is a blind spot for many

Insulation installation is one of those home improvement jobs that’s largely absent from social media. There aren’t many clever hashtags about boosting your home’s R-value, so it’s mostly just off many people’s radars. People who post before and after pictures of their DIY bathroom renovations don’t do the same when they redo their attic’s insulation, and that’s partly because they just don’t trust themselves to do that job.

You likely don’t really think about your home’s insulation until it needs attention, so that means you probably don’t know much about home insulation installation in Northern California. This is not intended as a slight—it’s just not a glamorous thing, and most people know better than to try it themselves anyway because it can be such an intimidating proposition.

You don’t have the skills (or the tools)

DIY home insulation in Northern California probably sounds simple enough—buy some big pink rolls off the rack at your local home improvement store, spread them out in the attic and you’re done. However, there are many things wrong with this picture.

For starters, you likely don’t have the proper tools to do the job right. Insulation requires many specialized pieces of equipment that even the most well-stocked DIY-ers likely don’t have in their workshop. Additionally, the insulation you can buy off the rack is not always the same stuff the pros have access to. Our team can help talk you through different options that you might not even have been aware of, including the newest technology like spray foam insulation.

You’re not a home inspector

The prep work for insulation installation can be as rigorous as the work itself. Your home needs to be checked for things like bugs, mildew and mold before insulation can be laid out, because once insulation is laid over these things, they will be out of sight, out of mind, leading to huge problems down the road.

DIY home insulation in Northern California might seem like a quick way to save some money, but the reality is that there’s no substitute for working with professionals who know exactly what they’re doing. Ace Insulation Inc. has the type of expertise that only comes with almost a decade in the business, and we’d love to put that knowledge to work for you. You’ll be happy you went with the pros when your energy costs go down and you don’t feel those pesky drafts anymore!

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