“Every DIY tasks put you at risk especially when you are not familiar with it. Then now think about the risk the you are putting yourself in when you try to install a fiberglass on your own. This kind of activity must be presented and supported by professionals to ensure the safety of your household even if it could some extra.”
A better insulated home means a more comfortable home. By installing fiberglass insulation, you’ll save money by keeping more heat inside in winter and keep more heat outside in summer. A well-insulated home is a green, energy-saving place, but a DIY installation does present some hazards.
Before You Start
One of the first things you’ll need to do is seal the attic and address potential moisture problems in the basement. It doesn’t make much sense to add insulation if warm air is just going to leak out, or if moisture will cause problems.
Potential DIY Dangers
To make fiberglass insulation, glass is spun into strands to create thin fibers of insulation. Working with that material poses inherent dangers.
Skin irritation: Fiberglass that comes in contact with your uncovered skin can be irritating. The tiny shards of glass will cut into your skin, and it’ll itch and be uncomfortable. No long-term skin risks are known to exist.
Respiratory irritation: Loose tiny insulation fibers can become airborne and inhaled into your body. Once there, the fibers can cut and penetrate your tissues and organs, just like they do your skin.
Although the damage is temporary, irritated throats, nasal passages or lungs will make you …