Thinking about insulating your attic? Need to repair your home’s insulation? Building a new home, and need to install new insulation? We can help! At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re a leader in the insulation and home performance industries. Serving customers throughout North Carolina, from Greensboro, Burlington, Elon and Mebane to Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, we can help with all your insulation and gutter needs.

As winter approaches, the idea of higher energy bills might have you considering new insulation for your home. You already know that insulation is a great way to keep your heated air inside your home and aid in keeping the outside temperatures from creeping inside. Perhaps you are handy around the house and believe that you should easily be able to install the new insulation yourself. However, there is a difference between changing out a sink faucet and placing insulation in your attic or other crawl spaces. Here are two reasons why we believe it’s better to hire a professional when it comes to installing insulation.

Safety: When you are installing insulation, you are likely installing insulation in places like your attic and other crawl spaces In some cases, these areas can be unstable and unable to handle too much weight. You might think that there is floorboard under the existing installation when it is simply ceiling material, which cannot support a man’s weight. Or perhaps plywood was set up over the ceiling instead of a wood floor, leaving a material unable to support your weight for a long period of time. One wrong step could have you falling from a considerable height. And depending on the type of insulation you use, you might be exposed to fiberglass. If not handled properly, fiberglass will cling to your clothing and skin causing you to itch and feel uncomfortable.

Tools: As an around the house handyman, you have a limited number of tools. Installing insulation can require tools that you do not already own. Making do with what you have might work in some cases but not all. If you need to reach a certain height to get the insulation installed and your ladder is a little too short, you could get hurt trying to make it work. If you do decide to go out and purchase the right tools such as a new ladder or special cutting instruments, this will quickly eat into any savings you might have had by handling the project yourself. A professional installer will have all the tools needed to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Whether you need a professional opinion on which insulation to install or you’d rather a professional install your insulation for you, contact Alamance Insulation and Gutters today. We’re happy to help, and you won’t regret your decision.