How Insulation Contractors Save You Money
When you need an insulation contractor, look for a team of professionals who will properly assess your home or business and recommend the best options for you. Whether it’s for new construction or to improve the energy efficiency of an existing building, proper insulation is the key to keeping your space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also helps as a sound barrier between the rooms in your home or business. As you research companies in your area, look for the following:
What kind of products to do they offer?
Insulation contractors may have different products available, or may specialize in a particular type. Currently, the “blown in” type is very popular and may be made of recycled materials, cellulose or fiberglass. The product is blown into attics and injected into wall and floor spaces. The areas that are injected are completely filled, so there are no gaps or empty areas. It can be applied as thick as you want, depending on the room and how much control you need. This helps to normalize the temperature and minimize air filtration. Look for products that are UL approved and fire resistant.
What services do they provide?
Look for insulation contractors who will thoroughly evaluate your home, any existing material you have, and give you a variety of options for products and budget. Many businesses will provide a free assessment of your needs. If you do have some existing material to remove, ask if they will be responsible for the removal or if they recommend installing new insulation over it. Make sure they will cover all the areas of your home or business that need it – inside and outside walls, floors, crawl space, ceiling and attic. You will also want to know what kind of warranty they provide both on the product and their work.
Ask the team if their products and services will allow you to qualify for tax credits offered by the federal government or rebates from utility companies. In addition to saving on your monthly bill, you may also be eligible for these types of incentives for converting to a more energy efficient home or business.
What can you expect?
After installation, you should expect to see:
– A more comfortable, uniform temperature throughout your residence or business.
– A quieter environment, because the energy system isn’t running as much.
– More sound control between rooms.
– A savings on your heating and cooling bills.
– Possible tax credits or rebates.
Insulation contractors provide a valuable service that can save you money on your monthly energy costs and provide you with a more comfortable space. Make sure you understand the products and services available that fit your own home or business needs.