Friday, April 23rd, 2021 by Marco Campos
As homeowners, we are always trying to save a little extra money by completing DIY tasks around the house. Not all home improvement projects are designed to be done by the homeowner or a general handyman in the neighborhood.
Some repairs, maintenance, and improvements require the expertise and skills of a professional. Such upgrades, like spray foam insulation, should be performed by trained professionals.
Spray foam insulation helps control the temperature and moisture in a home. It is also used to reduce noise. Tackling a project like this is a bad idea for several reasons. Most homeowners have no training or experience with spray foam insulation. You don’t want to waste money on a material without knowing how to properly apply it to keep your home comfortable.
Many people understand the benefits that come from spray foam insulation. It's best to hire a professional to make sure you enjoy them.
1. Installed Right the First Time
There are too many things that could go wrong when trying to install spray foam insulation yourself. Don’t leave your home up to chance. To ensure that your home is insulated correctly, hire a professional. They have the proper training and equipment to do an effective and quality job.
Spray foam is made up of two chemical components that are mixed onsite. It requires strict adherence to ratios for both the safety and the effectiveness of the insulation. If your home has insulation that has to be removed, you could also be exposing yourself to asbestos and mold. Professional contractors have the equipment, protective gear, and the know-how to remove old insulation, as well as how to mix and install spray foam insulation, safely.
There are two different types of spray foam insulation that can be used. Closed-cell spray foam insulation may be the best option in some areas of your home whereas, in others, open-cell spray foam insulation may be the ideal choice.
Spray foam insulation contractors have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you make the best decisions about what kind of spray foam insulation to install. Professionals know where to install spray foam insulation to maximize the benefits. If you have any questions about spray foam insulation, the installation process, or any concerns, a knowledgeable professional can address any concerns.
4. Better Efficiency
Spray foam is one of the best insulation options because it provides a superior seal and is impervious to water. Installing spray foam insulation in your home can make it more energy-efficient if you know where and how to install it. The professionals have the skills and equipment to determine which areas in your home need spray foam insulation to make your home more efficient.
If you don’t get the ratio right when mixing the chemicals used to create spray foam insulation, the insulation will fail. When you hire a professional, you can rest assured that the spray foam insulation you are receiving is properly mixed and installed to do its job effectively.
5. Avoid Damage to Your Home
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 decades, however, if installed incorrectly, you will likely face many issues that could have been prevented with professional installation.
Many homes and businesses that have poorly installed insulation experience long-term problems with moisture, mildew, mold, drafts, and higher utility bills. Resulting from inappropriate installation techniques and tools used.
Some homeowners assume that insulation installation is a simple task. They think it’ll take a couple of days to complete. There is no room for guesswork when choosing the right materials and techniques to use, as this can quickly backfire into a chain of costly repairs down the road.
There’s much more to installing spray foam insulation than meets the eye. That’s why we exist, to provide a high-quality product installed by an experienced and knowledgeable team. You can rely on us to get the job done right so you don’t face complications down the road.
At Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley, our team of expert insulation installers knows everything there is to know about different kinds of insulation, including which option is best for each individual space. Contact us today for a free consultation
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