I think the safest bet is to make sure you get an insured installer and inform them not to tear the barrier.
Originally Posted by spokelizard
I'd like to do the speaker upgrade but don't want to DIY. Could you add some advice about choosing an installer, and especially about how best to increase the likelihood that the vapor barrier isn't breached. All the horror stories about the vapor barrier have deterred me from the upgrade up till now.
I worked with an installer when we did work on mine. My insurance company required it, in order to cover the equipment.
Since neither of us had run into this before we didn't give any thought to it. It really doesn't tear that easy and if it does the part is all of $17.50. We just didn't know.
Bottom line is they paid for the fix since they were insured and admitted to the damage.
Even with this issue out of the way, I would never go with a company that doesn't have a solid reputation and insurance. Same way I wouldn't go to a mechanic without that background.
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