One of the major reasons you will be choosing an insulation contractor is to have the most effective material installed to decrease your energy bill and give your family the most comfort possible in your home.
In order to accomplish this, you should check certain things before hiring a contractor. There are numerous insulation contractors out there who can take on the task of putting in the insulation you want.
But you want to make sure you get the best one.
Here are some tips on choosing an insulation contractor:
Do Your Homework – check to see what licensing and insurance requirements there are for your part of the country for contractors. These requirements may vary from state to state. Any reputable insulation contractor will meet the requirements for your area.
Ask For References – contractors that honest and above board will have references they will share with you. Or, you can go online to contractors’ web sites and check comments people have posted there. Most of the time, these comments are honest ones. When you do get references, be sure to contact them.
Codes and Permits – when choosing an insulation contractor, you have to make sure he knows the building codes and how to get permits required for your area. You certainly don’t want to have to take out all your insulation because your contractor didn’t get the proper permit or follow local building codes.
ICAA – the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) should have a list of certified contractors in your area. Take the time to look up their web site and check.
How Does The Contractor Pay Installers? — If your contractor doesn’t do the installation himself, find out how he pays the installers. Is it by the hour or by the job? If the latter, there is a possibility they may hurry through your installation in order to get to the next job.
Estimates – when you’re choosing an insulation contractor, you want to get estimates of the total cost and a timeline for completing the job. Any reputable contractor will provide these for you.
Spray Foam Contractors – There are a few special issues unique to spray foam insulation your contractor should know. Specialized training and credentials are needed for this type of insulation installation. Find out the re-entry and re-occupancy times for the product used in your home. Ask if the contractor will assure appropriate ventilation needed for the product he uses. And there may be specific requirements in your area for fire protection.
To assure you gain the most from the benefits of spray foam insulation, contact a professional applicator to apply it. Weathertight Spray Foam in Gilford, NH, is one of the best in the area. Contact them at 603-343-3266 to schedule an appointment to discuss their services.