If you’ve noticed that your home doesn’t seem to be holding hot or cold air as well lately, it could be time to update your insulation. This process can be difficult so it’s understandable if you want to hire insulation installation services to get it done for you. At St. Louis Insulation, we know that not all companies that do insulation are the same, so we’ve put together a few things that you should be aware of when considering these services.
Know what kind of insulation is best for your home
If you’re going to be updating or repairing the insulation in your home, you need to consider what kind is right for you. Some factors that go into choosing which is best are costs associated with the type of insulation, individual needs in your home, and how tightly sealed you want your home. If you’re choosing between fiberglass insulation and spray foam insulation, know the pros and cons of each.
If you’re considering the cost of each, spray foam insulation is typically about two or three times more expensive than fiberglass. Although, it is much more durable and has a much longer life in your home. Weigh the costs of installation versus the lifetime of the product.
When it comes to the needs of the people in your home, consider if anybody has allergies or a medical condition that requires a warmer environment. You’ll want insulation that provides a tight enough seal that you can better regulate the inside of your home while keeping pollen and allergens out. However, the airflow of your home should also be considered.
Know what areas of your home need insulation updated
The most common areas of your home that will need updated insulation are the walls and the attic. However, it’s not unusual for insulation around your pipes or windows to require updated insulation. Furthermore, should your basement or crawl space need new insulation, you’ll want to work with a company that provides insulation installation services for those areas of your home.
Know how they evaluate and replace your insulation
Before getting insulation installation services, you’re going to want to consider how a company evaluates the efficiency of your current insulation. While a hands-on inspection can be an effective method to evaluate the state of your insulation, a thermal imaging inspection is the best technique. We can perform a thorough inspection of your home that’s started with a thermal image that shows areas of your house that are leaking air. This makes it much easier for us to find the areas that are causing problems so we can address them directly.
Should you have concerns about other areas, we can also perform a visual inspection to check for broken, dirty, or wet insulation. Dirty insulation is a sign that air is flowing through a nearby crack in a wall and blowing dirt or dust particles onto the insulation. This can be resolved by using caulk or foam to seal the opening.
Contact us for more
To learn more about our insulation installation services, get in touch with our team today. The team at St. Louis Insulation can take care of your home’s insulation needs by providing updated and new insulation. Get in touch by giving us a call at 314-334-0153 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you promptly to help with your insulation needs.