The ability to differentiate between home repairs and improvements that you can make yourself and those that will require the help of a contractor is a very important skill to have. Not only will this skill prevent you from spending more money than you need to on professional services, but it will also help you to avoid costly mistakes by attempting DIY projects that are out of your league. It is my hope that this information contained in this blog will help you to obtain this skill. More importantly, it is my hope that once you have identified a project you wish to take on, this information in this blog will help you to get the job done.
As a homeowner, you will want to make sure that you are keeping your home well insulated so you and the rest of the family can stay comfortable all throughout the year. Besides having insulation in the walls, you will need quality insulation in your attic. Before you assume that everything is fine once insulation is up there, you will want to learn about the signs of attic insulation needing to be replaced. After all, you may not go up there often, so these signs will help point you in the right direction should you need new insulation in your attic.
Your House Is Not Staying As Warm In The Colder Months
When you heat your home during the colder months, you will find that the warm air can escape through the top of your house. After all, heat rises. To help ensure that you are going to be able to get as much as the heated air in the various rooms of the house where you and your family are, you will want to have quality insulation in the floor of the attic, which would be the ceiling of the top floor of living space in your home. If you have started to notice your heating bill is continuing to rise, without you specifically raising the temperature on the thermostat, it could be that your furnace is having to work twice as hard to heat the house due to escaping air.
Critters Were Making Their Home In Your Attic
If you've noticed that you've had some pests making their home in your attic, you will want to take the time to replace the attic insulation once the exterminator has rid your attic of their presence. After all, this will help to make sure that there are no small rodent babies, dead or alive, left behind in your insulation. Also, there is a good chance that the rodents left a lot of feces behind in the insulation. Since there is no way to have all of that removed and the insulation cleaned, it will simply need to be replaced. You may want to consider having a professional contractor do this for you in order to ensure that you are not breathing in any of feces or insulation.
When you are selecting the new insulation for your attic, you might want to think about opting for the spray foam insulation. It will provide better coverage and you should find that it will provide much more efficiency for your home.
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