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How to Prepare for Home Insulation Installers
August 20, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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Adding or replacing insulation in your home is one of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Plus, adding insulation can be done year-round as a project.

While you may think you can add insulation to your home yourself, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Our team at St. Louis Insulation specializes in upgrading insulation, high-performance heat flow, and air management systems in residential homes. Our focus is to provide premium comfort and energy-efficient services tailored to St. Louis area homeowners in older homes.

Below, we’ll explain how you can prepare for home insulation installers.

1. Ensure there is a clear pathway to the installation site

When home insulation installers arrive at your house, they will remove the old insulation if needed, prep the area, install new insulation, and then clean and dispose of all waste.

It’s essential that the home insulation installers have easy access to the installation site. This is especially important if work is being done in your attic. You’ll want to ensure that the doorway is clear and that there is nothing on your steps that could block the pathway to the installation location.

2. Clean up the installation space

While it’s important that the insulation installers have a clear pathway, it’s just as essential that they have an actual clean space to work in. You should consider moving furniture away from the walls and clearing out any excess items that can easily be moved during the insulation installation. If you don’t have a place to store attic items, you should pack everything into bins, making it easier for the installers to move around and keep your belongings safe.

3. Ventilate your attic

If you are installing new insulation or replacing old insulation in your attic, make sure that your roof is ventilated to allow any built-up heat to dissolve quickly. Without property ventilation, moisture can build up in your attic resulting in dangerous problems like mold, mildew, wood rot, and structural issues.

4. Make sure there are no air leaks

Before you install insulation in your attic or other spaces, check to ensure that there are no air leaks in your attic or additional areas. In spots where air flows past it, the overall impact is lessened. These spots include pipes, ducts, chimney shafts, attic access points, and rim joints. If you find air leaks, you can call a professional to use spray foam and caulk to cover them up.

5. Check your home for water leaks

Another thing to check for to prepare your home for insulation installers is water leaks. Water leaks in your home, like in the attic or basement, can lead to an array of problems like mold and mildew, which will negate the benefits of installing insulation in your home.

The best way to search for water leaks is by keeping an eye out for water stains and damp spaces in your home, especially your attic and basement.

Schedule a call with St. Louis Insulation for professional insulation services for your home.

At St. Louis Insulation, we built our reputation on results and providing Missouri homeowners with honest guidance and advice while delivering unparalleled quality in insulation installation and energy efficiency. New home insulation from installers can help you save money when it comes to heating and cooling your home.

Get a free quote and talk with our expert team when you schedule a call for basement insulation.