Insulation plays a huge role in your home. Beyond keeping the warm air in and the cold air out during the winter, it helps to mitigate the build-up of moisture and minimizes the noise from outside. Your home must be properly insulated because there is a balance between not enough and too much. When you’re choosing among available home insulation contractors, it’s important that you find the right person for the job. At St. Louis Insulation, we’ve created a list of things that you should look for when choosing your contractor.
While experience alone isn’t going to identify the best contractors, it’s important to ask those you’re considering about jobs that they’ve done that are like yours. Someone who’s been in the business for 40 years but works solely in blanket insulation isn’t going to be nearly as experienced in current techniques as someone who’s worked with blanket insulation as well as spray foam or structured panels for 15 years. You can learn a lot about their experience by asking what kind of services are offered.
Consider how quickly a contractor returns your calls and the way they talk to you before you hire them. There are nearly 200 insulation contractors in the St. Louis area, which means that every one of us is selling you more than insulation and an installation. Your home insulation contractor is also selling you quality customer service. Take into account how you feel after speaking with a contractor and if it’s somebody you’re willing to work with.
Does your insulation contractor communicate well with you? Have they returned your calls promptly? Do they answer your questions fully and completely? Not only is your home likely to be the biggest purchase you ever make in your life, but it’s also the place where you should be the most comfortable. No contractor should ever be making decisions on a job without consulting you beforehand or trying to sidestep you in any part of the process. Communication is the key to every successful relationship, and a professional relationship with a home insulation contractor is no different.
No matter what we’re buying, there’s always a balance between finding the best price and the right quality. With most things in life we get what we pay for and those who understand this know what it means to buy quality materials. When your home insulation contractor is talking to you about prices, compare them with quotes that you’ve gotten from other contractors beforehand. Are they overpriced? Or are they underpriced because they can “get a deal” on materials? While insulation isn’t an area of your home where you want to skimp on pricing, you should also be able to stick to your budget.
Understands your home’s needs
When your contractor comes to your home and evaluates the state of your insulation, they should be able to see what makes your home unique from others. Many homes will have similar needs when it comes to updating insulation, but not every job is exactly the same. While your home and their last job might need to replace insulation in the attic, you might need air sealing in certain areas. Ask if there’s anything specific that needs to be done before hiring your contractor.
Schedule an estimate
If you’re worried that your heating and cooling bills are higher than they should be, you might need to update the insulation in your home. Reach out to our team today to schedule an estimate with our experts. You can give us a call at 314-334-0153 or send a message using our contact form. At St. Louis Insulation, our home insulation contractors are experts in evaluating what’s right for your home and installing insulation.