Is Installing Fiberglass Insulation a Do-it-Yourself Project?

Is Installing Fiberglass Insulation a Do-it-Yourself Project?

As Jack Frost moves into Dayton, homeowners consider whether there is enough insulation in their home to keep their family warm and cozy.

You know that Winter is coming when you see red and green holiday decorations, side-by-side with rolls of pink fiberglass insulation in the home improvement stores. It looks easy enough. Why not go it alone on this project?

Here are some important things to consider before investing hard-earned energy dollars in DIY fiberglass insulation.

Professional Air-sealing is Critical to Performance

When you settle for simply unrolling “blankets”, also called “batts” or “rolls” of fiberglass insulation, you waste money.

According to US DOE, “Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment.”

Using sophisticated equipment, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions seeks out the holes, cracks, and hidden spots which allow air to leak in and out of your home. Then, we air-seal these trouble spots before adding insulation.

Fiberglass insulation has no air-sealing capacity. It allows drafts between seams and from hard to reach areas which lack insulation.

Adding insulation, especially fiberglass insulation, without air-sealing does little to improve the comfort and energy-efficiency of your home.

It’s Not as Easy as It Looks!

For maximum performance, fiberglass insulation requires precise cuts.

Further, it may be an irritant to skin and lungs when being installed.

One of the benefits of working with Lifestyle Comf