Blown-in insulation can be installed through a simple DIY project, as demonstrated in the Youtube video “How to: Install Blown-In Insulation.” Of course, there are a few tips that can help to make this project that much easier.
Tips for Installing Blown In Insulation
The first – and most important – tip is to be familiar with the different types of blown in insulation. There are three types of blown-in insulation.
Each product has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, cellulose blown-in insulation is for the eco-minded homeowner. It’s made from recycled materials, is the popular choice on the market, and is chemically treated to prevent mold and fire.
Rock wool is another preferred option due to its porous material that traps in air. Loose-fill insulation can be installed in any attic. It reaches deep into the corners and offers up to 22% better insulation.
The second tip is to wear proper safety gear. This includes eye protection and face masks to prevent particles in the air from entering the lungs.
The third tip is to avoid standing on joints during installation. It’s easy to lose footing and fall through the drywall ceiling below, damaging the roof.
And finally, always apply safety first whenever doing a DIY project.