Let’s be honest — there are plenty of projects around your home that you can tackle yourself.
While unclogging a pipe or fixing the lawnmower may be easy to accomplish without assistance, there are some areas of the home where professional help is necessary — one of which is installing home insulation. Of all the materials in your home, insulation is perhaps the most deceiving. Many homeowners are surprised to learn that contact with insulation causes much more than itchy skin.
Is Home Insulation Dangerous?
Although many people know that fiberglass dust can cause rashes on exposed skin and redness or irritation of the eyes, some do not know that breathing in or swallowing these particles can be a serious health hazard. In mild cases, fiberglass dust can cause soreness in the nose or throat, stomach irritation and aggravated asthma. In extreme cases, fiberglass inhalation may contribute to respiratory diseases. Some fibers have also been labeled as potential human carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Insulation can be dangerous, that’s why having it professionally installed in your home is best. The risk occurs when homeowners attempt to install insulation themselves. A lack of proper safety equipment can lead to health problems. Simply not knowing what particles are within the insulation is also dangerous, as some forms of vermiculite attic insulation can contain asbestos.
Other DIY Problems with DIY Insulation Installation
Health hazards aside, there are plenty of other reasons why you should leave your insulation installation to the professionals. Choosing the wrong insulation for your home can cause you to spend more money than you need to, or you can waste money purchasing lower-quality insulation that doesn’t meet your needs and ultimately needs to be replaced. There’s also a chance that you may incorrectly install the insulation, causing it to be inefficient.
Why Your Insulation Should Be Handled by a Professional
When you hire the professionals at First Quality Roofing & Insulation, you’re making a smart investment in your home. Our extensively trained, licensed and insured team will tell you exactly what kind and how much insulation your home needs to maintain your optimal comfort level. Every installation is carried out safely and securely, ensuring that the fiberglass is contained throughout the entire process.
Don’t chance hurting yourself or your budget. Let First Quality handle all of your home insulation needs. Contact us today at 702-262-7847 to schedule an on-site estimation.