Pros VS. Cons In Insulation Installation

insulation installationThe cold season will soon return to Central New York, and it’s likely many homeowners are wondering if their current insulation is up to the challenge of keeping them comfortable — and their heating bills lower — all winter long.

The installation of additional insulation is a great way to reduce your heating expenses. Some folks probably think they can save even more money by doing the job themselves. But with a task that important to your home, we at Standard Insulating Co. suggest you chat with us first and we will help you weigh the pros and the cons of doing it yourself versus trusting us to do it.

We have been serving the insulation needs of people in New York State’s Mohawk Valley since 1928. Standard Insulating Co. is the oldest and largest insulation company in the area, and we’d love to share our experience with you. Those years of experience include numerous installations of all kinds of insulation, including fiberglass, cellulose, and rigid and spray foam in homes and businesses across the region.

We certainly don’t want to put down anyone’s enthusiasm if they think they can do the job themselves. We admire your gumption, but take some time to think of what the job will entail. Right from the beginning, you are faced with the choice of what kind of insulation to use, and where the most optimal location is to place it for maximum efficiency. Many novices — and how many home owners are really professionals when it comes to insulation installation? — will simply add more of the same kind to what they already have. But adding too much insulation can actually be detrimental to your health and to the structure of your home by sealing it up too tightly.

More is not always better. Knowing how much to use and where to put it is the difference between a job done well and a job that actually causes more problems.

If you’ve never done an insulation job, you also probably don’t realize what an itchy, messy task it can be. That insulation doesn’t get where it needs to be by itself — you will need to handle it, either by tacking it up yourself or loading it into the machine that propels it into the space to be insulated. Overhead fiberglass insulation installation is especially irritating, as those fine glass particles will fall all over you and will find some bare skin no matter how well protected your installation garb may be.

Maybe you should just leave the job to the professionals who know how much to use and where, have done this many times before, and who will get right into that messy job while you stay clean and confident that it is being done correctly.

At Standard Insulating Co. we want to make sure your installation project is done right the first time. But don’t worry — if you did try to do it yourself and didn’t quite have a success at it, we won’t hold it against you. Give us a call and we will come out and fix it up for you!

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About Standard Insulating Co.

Standard Insulating Co. was founded in 1928 and is now the oldest and largest insulation company in the Mohawk Valley. Using state-of-the-art technology and the Energy Smart incentive programs from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Standard Insulating can determine the causes of energy loss in your home and provide the solutions. They will also determine if a family or individual qualifies for incentives up to 50% (max. $5000) and low interest loans.

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