While applying layers of insulation to your home may sound easy, it is not. Insulation that is improperly unrolled or insufficiently secured may shift or droop and create gaps in your insulation efficiency. Here are two tips to make it easier for that DIY insulation project.
1. The first tip is to study the different materials. Insulation is rated by an “R-value.” The R-value is the strength of heat resistance of a material. The higher the strength the better temperature control. Higher R-valued materials are best, but can suffice for wall cavities since lower R-value insulation can be applied in layers in attic spaces.
2. Speaking of the attic, it is the most important place to start layering insulation. Since heat rises, an attic is a primary place of convergence for temperatures that can change the comfort of your home. Since the attic is closed off it can also cause heat to radiate. Insulation can help reduce the temperature changes and minimize radiant heat.