Top Questions to Ask Before Insulation Installation

Posted - January 29, 2021
Worker spraying closed cell spray foam insulation on a home that was flooded by Hurricane Harvey

Your home’s insulation system is what helps improve the efficiency of the cooling and heating systems that keep your home comfortable. So, if you know that you need to replace or repair your attic insulation or insulation throughout the home in general, it’s always best to enter the process with the right questions.

Once your potential contractors have answered these five questions, you should have a clear idea of how they value safety, customer satisfaction, and if they are the company best suited for the job.

What Types of Insulation Do You Specialize in?

Many homeowners don’t realize that there is more than one insulation type for each insulation situation. Whether your needs are insulation replacement, first-time insulation, or additional insulation, your contractor should be able to tell you the type of insulation that’s best for your home energy needs.

At Advanced Home Comfort, we offer our customers a variety of unique insulation solutions for their homes:

Spray Foam Insulation

Many homes contain exposed areas that require insulation. One of the most common areas that requires spray foam insulation is the attic.

If you are getting first-time insulation installed, spray foam is an excellent selection that is easily sprayed into exposed areas and seals off any gaps where air could escape.

Blown-In Insulation

This is a cost-effective insulation solution that insulates the existing spaces in your home (i.e. your walls). This adds an extra layer of protection to your home in oft-forgotten areas where insulation is left to rot.

Air Sealing

A home inspection will quickly identify any gaps in your current insulation system where air escapes. Air sealing is a quick solution that closes up all of those leaky spots in your home that are hiking up your energy bills.

Do You Provide a Warranty for Your Insulation?

You should always work with a contractor who can provide you with a warranty in writing. Any work on your home should come with a guarantee of assistance if something goes wrong with the work performed on a job.

Any contractor who cannot offer you a guarantee or warranty on the insulation installed is one that probably shouldn’t be working on such a crucial part of your home.

How Insured Are You?

Any work on your home has the potential to go south. As a homeowner, you don’t want to be liable for any accidents that occur on your property. Liability insurance and workers comp insurance are two essential policies that protect you.

Even on something that seems as simple as installing insulation, work with a company that doesn’t take any chances on you or their team.

Am I Safe to Be at Home During the Work?

This is an important question to ask because the answer truly depends on the type of work performed in your home. Insulation is made up of particles that could be harmful to your health if you are directly exposed to them during the installation phase.

The right insulation specialist will be able to give you all of the safety information you need, about your products and provide you with a concrete timeline of their work and when it’s safest for you to return home.

Does Your Team Follow a Cleanup Plan?

The answer to this question is one that could be the difference between a good contractor and the right one. Insulation can get messy, and you don’t want to be stuck with areas of your home cluttered with insulation particles after your contractor leaves.

Ask your insulation contractor how they handle cleaning after the job is complete. You want to feel confident that your home will be as clean as it was before work began.

Get All of Your Insulation Needs Met with Advanced Home Comfort

If you know that your home’s insulation is older or is starting to fail, don’t wait until energy bills spiral out of control for change. Advanced Home Comfort is a home health solution company that can help you define your home’s insulation problems and come up with an efficient resolution that ultimately saves you money.

Our energy specialists are trained to excel at attic insulation, HVAC repair and replacement, crawl space solutions, and more, for homes throughout the Dallas metro area. Contact us today to schedule an inspection of your home.