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Insulation Tips

Whether you choose to hire a trained expert or decide to complete the work yourself, there are a number of important factors to consider when installing insulation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to get the maximum gain from your next insulation procject.

  • Consider your climate, budget, and home architecture when choosing to install or add insulation. Visit the Department of Energy's website to use the Insulation Estimator to determine approximately how much insulation your city typically needs.
  • A higher R-value will provide desner insulation. Look for insulation with a higher R-value to use in rooms that tend to get very cold (sun rooms, basements, attics, etc.)
  • Be very careful about placing insulation near outlets and light fixtures due to the heat that can be emitted and potentially cause fire damage.
  • The best money saving tip is to add insulation to your attic to provide your home with a more comfortable temperature year round.
  • Most importantly, always use safety gloves, goggles, and masks when around insulation. Most insulation contains fiberglass which causes immediate rashes and irritation to humans. Inhaling fiberglass may also cause cancer. Safety First!

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