Why Upgrading Your Insulation Is Not a DIY Job

October 17, 2020

When it comes to keeping your Orchard Park home comfortable, proper attic insulation plays a very important role. In both the summer and winter, quality insulation helps keep conditioned air in your house and prevents outside air from entering.

Ultimately, this helps your indoor temperature stay consistent and ensures that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard. Although you could upgrade your insulation yourself, we at Vastola Heating & Cooling highly recommend that you have a professional do the job for multiple reasons.

Falling Through the Ceiling

Unless you have a plywood subfloor in your attic, there’s a major risk that you’ll fall through the ceiling while trying to install insulation yourself. A quality insulation installation requires covering every nook and cranny in your attic, meaning that there will be certain places where it’s difficult to balance yourself on the support beams.

In addition to causing a major mess that you’ll have to clean up, falling through the ceiling could result in serious injuries that may land you in the hospital. If you have a professional do the job, though, you’ll be able to relax and simply enjoy the results of the new insulation.

Missing a Spot

If it’s been a while since you’ve been in your attic, you may not realize just how complex an attic can be. Your attic conceals many of your home’s mechanical systems so that your living space can be free from obstructions. When it comes time to insulate your attic, you must properly account for these systems to ensure you get a tight seal around the entire space.

If you miss certain elements, then you’ll lose out on much of the increase in efficiency that you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Whether it’s forgetting to put spray foam around a certain protrusion or incorrectly installing the baffles around the base of the attic, there are a lot of things that can go wrong during an insulation installation. With the experienced professionals of Vastola Heating & Cooling on the job, though, you can be confident that the project will be done correctly.

Working With Dangerous Substances

Although insulation is incredibly useful, it can also be very dangerous. Without proper protective equipment, fiberglass insulation can make its way into your lungs and cause severe irritation. Spray foam insulation, if not properly mixed, can release toxic gases that may cause serious health problems for you and your family.

As you can see, then, if you’re trying to install these types of insulation yourself, you could put yourself at serious risk. Don’t risk your long-term health for the sake of saving money on your utility bill. Instead, have the team from Vastola Heating & Cooling install your insulation so that you can enjoy all the benefits without any of the risks.

High Temperatures in the Attic

Many people choose to install insulation in the summer before cold weather moves in because insulation is especially useful for keeping your home warm. Unfortunately, doing any type of work in your attic during the summer can cause major problems.

In many cases, the temperature in your attic may soar to 150 or 160 degrees, which is more than high enough to quickly cause heat exhaustion, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses. If you’re not used to working in this environment on a regular basis, you could quickly find yourself overwhelmed by the heat to the point that you have to be taken to the hospital. Don’t risk your comfort or health when a pro is willing to complete your insulation job for you.


Without pro-level tools, insulating your attic yourself can be quite time-consuming. Plus, renting the tools you need to do the job correctly can be quite expensive, which will eat into the economic benefits you receive by completing the project yourself. At Vastola Heating & Cooling, we know that you’ve got more important things to do with your life than slave away in your attic for days on end. Rather than going to this great expense, all you have to do is have a professional do the job for you.

Always Ready to Help

At Vastola Heating & Cooling in Orchard Park, we’re ready to take care of your home comfort needs. In addition to insulation installation, we offer furnace repair, furnace maintenance, and furance installation services. The qualities of integrity and professionalism have kept us in business for more than 70 years. That’s also why we’re able to maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and consistently receive five-star reviews. For more information on improving your home’s insulation, give us a call at Vastola Heating & Cooling today.