Here are two tips for homeowners who want to replace the insulation materials in their homes.
They Should Have a Residential Insulation Contractor Visit and Evaluate Their Home
Before ordering any insulation materials, a homeowner in this situation should arrange for a residential insulation contractor to visit their home and evaluate it. During this visit, the homeowner should tell the contractor which of their home's rooms gets too cold or too hot (even when their HVAC system is running), and which rooms they have no difficulty regulating the temperature of. This will help the contractor determine whether certain rooms might need more expensive, high-performance insulation materials and whether there are rooms that won't need to have their insulating materials replaced at all.
The contractor might also measure the humidity levels in the home during their visit. This will allow them to see if some of the rooms (such as the kitchen or bathroom, where humidity levels tend to be highest) or the entire home is humid and might require insulation materials that are highly resistant to moisture and mould. In this scenario, the contractor might recommend the use of closed-cell spray foam, which is known to work well in humid conditions.
They Should Prepare Their Home for the Insulation Fitting Process
Once the homeowner has consulted with the residential insulation contractor and has ordered the recommended insulation materials, they'll need to prepare for the fitting process. If for example, their contractor will be replacing the insulation materials in certain walls, the homeowner will need to remove pictures from these walls and move any furniture that's near them to another area of their home. This will give the contractor enough space for their work materials and will ensure that the homeowner's personal belongings do not get covered in particles of plaster dust or old insulation materials.
Additionally, if the contractor tells them that they will need to place insulation materials near any plug sockets or electrical cables within the building, the homeowner might also need to temporarily switch off the property's electricity supply, to allow the contractor to do this work safely. Lastly, if the homeowner has pets or children, they should keep them far away from the insulation contractor's work area. The reason for this is that this professional may need to create substantial openings in the walls to access and replace the insulation materials, and it could be dangerous for any pets or children to have access to the walls when they're in this condition.
For more information about residential insulation, reach out to a local service.