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How to Install Ceiling Insulation

October 22, 2020

DIY Installing Ceiling Insulation

Installing ceiling insulation by oneself is rapidly becoming a norm, however, there are important steps to take in order to ensure a successful ceiling insulation installation. Before taking the bold step of handling your home's ceiling insulation yourself, you should have basic ideas of how it is done, and below are some of them:

Have Safety In Mind

This is the first approach to insulating your home's ceiling. This involves checking the accessibility to your ceiling and how safe it is in general. For someone considering DIY, you probably do not possess the tools experts would, and as a result, whatever you do, let safety come first. In most homes in the United States, their ceiling is accessible from the attic via an interior ceiling hatch. Some of the safety inspections you should carry out is checking for obstructions, ease of movement, vertical clearances, and the condition of the roof framing and the sheathing.

Add, remove or replace

When insulating your home's ceiling yourself, you would have to watch out for previous insulations. Depending on the condition of the existing insulation, you can either add to it, remove from it, or replace the whole thing altogether. If the insulation is more than eight years, it is probably not as efficient as it should be. Look out for discoloration, damages, or the abnormal change in the appearance of the insulating material. There is an extent of damage the existing insulation will experience that it will require professional interference.

Insulating Drop Ceiling and Cathedral Ceiling

Drop ceilings are installed for the purpose of thermal-efficiency. However, for this to be highly effective, it should be installed appropriately. In the case of a cathedral ceiling, as the name implies, this kind of ceiling has an arched structure with two sides slanting to form a peak. One of the suitable insulation materials for this is spray foam.

Insulating Ceiling with Attic

Another step to successful ceiling insulation is to insulate your attic alongside. Doing this can also regulate the temperature of the attic. However, why is it important to the attic at all? No matter the purpose your attic serves, be it storage or nothing at all, insulating your attic alongside the ceiling can prevent moisture, which in turn prevents the growth of mold and mildew.

Insulating the under-roof

For a house without an attic or the ones with a flat roof, insulating the under-roof is highly advisable. This process should be carried out from top so as to allow the weatherproof surface layer to be directly on that of the timber roof. An alternative to this process is installing the insulation underneath the roof, but this shouldn't be handled by a non-professional. Finally, it is highly advisable that you seek help from professionals when inexperienced with these processes. For more information, visit https://www.insulation4us.com/

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