Upgrading Your Insulation? Don’t DIY It!

We are prominent believers in the DIY mindset. Learning how to do something so that you can do it time and again is an invaluable skill. With that being said, certain projects may lend themselves better to professional assistance rather than the DIY mindset. If you live in Phoenix or any of the surrounding areas, you are likely well aware of the wild shift in temperatures that the seasons can bring. From scorching heat to cool winter nights, you’ll want to ensure your home’s protection through the installation of high-quality insulation.

Let’s take a closer look at the importance of insulation as well as why it’s a job better reserved for the professional technicians at King Insulation.

Insulation Removal: Potential Dangers

In order to attain the most possible benefit from your new insulation, you will have to remove your old materials. Unfortunately, most everyday homeowners are not prepared nor qualified to safely remove the old insulation from their property. Older insulation can be beholden to rat droppings, asbestos, and even mold and moisture problems — an issue not usually covered by homeowner’s insurance. Exposure to these potential hazards can lead to potentially dangerous consequences for your health.

To properly dispose of your old insulation, have a professional technician approach the task. Professional contractors know how to safely and properly remove all insulation from the home, including the insulation within your attic, walls, and crawlspaces.

Benefits of Professional Insulation Installation

Hiring a professional insulation contractor to handle the task can take a load off your shoulders while helping your home in the long run. Not only will you be able to enjoy sitting aside while the task is handled for you, but insulation contractors at King Insulation can help in a number of other ways.

Here are a few ways in which a professional installer can directly help you and your home.

  • Get An Energy Audit – An energy audit is a (free!) and effective way to find out where energy loss is largely coming from within your home. An energy audit will include the testing and inspecting of equipment, heat transfer, and air movement in your home. An energy audit can help you save money while focusing on replacing the right insulation.
  • Reduced Energy Costs – New insulation from a reputable supplier can help to directly and dramatically reduce your heating and cooling expenses. New insulation can help to better seal cracks and gaps against air leaks, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Year-round Benefits – Insualtion helps your energy expenses not just in the winter, but in the summer as well. Professional insulation will keep you comfortable no matter the time of the year or the weather outside.

Improve our Home Today With King Insulation

King Insulation is a full-service provider of professional insulation installations throughout the state of Arizona. Founded in 1981, King Insulation provides professional installers with unmatched products to leave you assured that you are getting the greatest value possible for your time and money.

The team at King Insulation offers

  • Residential Insulation
  • Commercial Installation
  • Free Home Estimates
  • Lead-Safe Certified Firm

To have new insulation installed in your home, call on King Insulation for a free estimate!

Is Your Home Telling You to Re-Insulate?

You rely on your home’s insulation to help keep you comfortable all year round. Meanwhile, quality insulation can help you save on your energy bills and minimize the amount of outside noise that makes its way into your house.

So, how do you know when it’s time to re-insulate your home? There are a handful of things to watch out for.

Your HVAC Bills Are Through the Roof

Have you noticed an increase in your energy bills? If so, and if your HVAC system isn’t to blame, then it might just be that your insulation needs to be upgraded. This may also be the case if your HVAC system seems to be working harder to keep your home comfortable, as a lack of quality insulation may mean that your furnace or AC is running more than it should.

Your Home is More Than a Few Decades Old

Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s when building codes actually began to require insulation in homes. Prior to this, it was not entirely uncommon to find homes with no insulation at all. And even once insulation became a building requirement, the quality of insulation used was not great. If your home was built more than a few decades ago, there’s a good chance you could benefit from re-insulation.

Your Rooms Feel Drafty

If you notice drafts in your home, it can be easy to blame your windows and doors. However, drafts can also come from poor insulation. If you’re noticing an increase in drafts throughout your home or if you find that there are major temperature differences throughout different spaces in your home, then it’s probably time to re-insulate. Doing so can help to seal off gaps that may otherwise allow outside air in.

Your Home Gets Ice Dams

Ice dams (or ice that forms on the eaves of your home during the winter) is almost always a sign of insulation problems. That’s because these dams form when ice or snow melts on a roof due to hot air inside a home’s attic. If your home gets ice dams during the winter, it’s time to look into upgrading your insulation sooner rather than later.

You’re Bothered By Outside Noise

Are you constantly being bothered by outside noise from traffic, neighbors, or other sources? If so, then upgrading your insulation can be a great way to reduce the amount of outside noise that you can hear in your home. As a result, you can enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet no matter what may be going on outside.

Get Started With Re-Insulation Today

These are just a few telltale signs that it may be time to re-insulate your home. The good news is that this home improvement can be a lot easier and less expensive than you may think!

At King Insulation, we specialize in residential re-insulation (and have since 1981)! Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation at your home!