If you have a budget and you have a large area that needs insulating then hiring a professional contractor should be worth considering. It will not only make the job faster but it will also be done more efficiently and the end result will be better. Just make sure that you choose the right contractor that is perfect for the job at hand. If you want to do this by yourself then here are some tips on how to get the job done.
The first challenge when doing the task is determining the amount of blown-in insulation that you will need. It is not easily determined just by measuring the thickness. The quantity is calculated with values such as the total area, the rate of blowing required in order to get the right density and the material’s height. In order to get the right value, one must remember to check the packaging and make sure to refer to the labels on it. The minimum amount of insulation bag that you will need in every 1,000 square feet is dependent on the average area where the insulation will be installed.
The bag contains a blown-in insulation which is packed with the help of a high compression treatment. The insulation blowing machine is the one responsible in opening the contents of the bag by fluffing it and then it is blown out of the hose using the pre-set rate in order to get the right area covered along with the value that was calculated.
The best trick that should be used when installing the appropriate quantity of the blown-in insulation is to divide the total area into four equal ones. By doing this, you will be able to determine the number of bags that one quarter of the area is needed. Just divide the number of the bags that you have by 4 and then you have the exact number of bags for each quarter space.
Make sure that before installing the blown-in installation, you have read and familiarized the manual instruction for the insulation blowing machine. Here are some tips to remember before installing:
- Before applying the insulation, make sure that you clear out the attic space and remove things that might serve as obstruction.
- Make sure that all vents and eave are clear from any blockage.
- Each quarter space should have an attic ruler to help you determine whether you have achieved the right insulation thickness.
- Make sure that when using the insulation blowing machine, the equipment is always almost ful for an even insulation flow.