Top Questions to Ask When Choosing Insulation For Your Home

Top Questions to Ask When Choosing Insulation For Your Home

Whether you’re shopping for insulation for a new build or are looking to upgrade your existing home’s insulation, choosing the right contractor for the job is a must. As you explore your options, take some time to ask the following questions; the answers you receive to these questions will help you choose an insulation contractor with greater confidence and peace of mind.

What Type of Insulation Do You Recommend?

Start by finding out what type of insulation would be recommended for your home (and why). There are four main types of insulation used in homes, including:

  • loose-fill/blown-in
  • reflective/radiant
  • spray-foam
  • batt and roll

There are also different insulation materials used, such as glasswool, polyester, and expanded polystyrene. Make sure you understand exactly which type(s) of insulation your contractor is recommending and why they are recommending it before moving forward.

Do You Perform Air Sealing Services?

In order to get the most out of your insulation, there’s a good chance an additional service known as air sealing will also be required. This service involves creating an air seal to block the movement of air in and out of your home. It is most often done in attic spaces, though other areas of your home may benefit from air sealing as well.

If your home needs air sealing to optimize your insulation benefits, make sure that the company you are hiring can complete this service with confidence.

Do You Offer a Warranty or Guarantee?

Most insulation manufacturers include some sort of warranty with their product—but ideally, you’ll also want to find an installation contractor that will stand behind their labor as well. Don’t hesitate to ask what type of guarantee an insulation contractor offers not just on the product itself, but on the work as well. If there is a problem with your insulation down the road, how will they make it right?

Are Your Installers Properly Licensed and Insured?

Depending on the type of insulation being installed, there is a possibility your contractor may need to be licensed. This is often the case with spray-foam insulation, for example. Be sure to ask for proof of licensing (where required) as well as proof of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. Any reputable insulation contractor should be happy to provide this information to you.

Schedule Your No-Cost Home Assessment Today

Taking the time to ask the right questions of an insulation contractor can help you narrow down your options and ultimately make a confident choice. After all, you will be living with your home’s insulation for many years—so it’s important to make sure it is done correctly!

If you’re looking for an experienced insulation professional in the Lawrence, MA area, our team at Valley Home Insulation is here to help. Contact us today at (978) 984-7338 to schedule your free, no-obligation energy assessment. From there, we’d be happy to assist you with your insulation needs, including attic insulation, basement/crawl space insulation, and air sealing!


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