Choosing the right insulation company can really be challenging particularly if you don’t have a clear idea of what it is that you need out of your insulation. What may make things even worse is the fact that you won’t necessarily know if the installation was done right until something comes up. Especially if you don’t necessarily visit the areas that were insulated all that often. All these things make it imperative that you choose the right insulation company for the task at hand. How do you know though that you’ve picked a good option without having to wait for something bad to happen to realize that you’ve made a mistake? Here are a couple of tips to help you out.
Get A Company That Wants To Provide An Inspection Before Discussing Prices Further
Whenever you’re buying any service and the company that you’re talking to wants to spit out prices without really providing accurate inspections or accounting for the particular situation you may want to take a few steps back. Installing insulation is a process that is going to be unique to each situation, and a proper inspection before getting any work done is a great place to start. When a company just wants to see how much they can make off of you, you might be in the wrong spot.
Can They Layout The Challenges That Your Home Faces?
Is your crawl space particularly damp? Do you want to keep certain things in the attic that maybe shouldn’t necessarily go there? Different homes are going to feature a unique set of challenges for insulation installers. A good insulation company is going to be able to list all or most of these challenges before they begin working on a project. As a homeowner, this can be a great thing to help you realize where you’re standing and what can truly help you make things better.
The Options That You’re Given Should Make Sense
You don’t want to pay a premium price for fireproof insulation when your main issue is going to be humidity and moisture. There are times out there when companies in all industries will want to offer a premium product, knowing full well that getting that particular product may not make much of a difference to the final customer. It’s important to be smart about these types of things to avoid getting scammed.
They Know About The Different Options That Are On The Table
Here you may be forced to essentially walk a fine line. On one end you don’t want to be paying extra for a product that gives you the same benefits as the one that you can get at a regular price. Yet, you want to make sure that the company you’re working with understands the challenges that lie ahead for your property and therefore is truly providing solutions that fit your particular needs. If you really can’t see that clearly that could be one of those deal breakers where the best thing to do may be to look elsewhere.
There’s Enough Staff On Their End To Handle The Size Of The Project
You could be working with a great group of professionals, but if they just have the right amount of staff on hand to handle the project it’s going to slow things up. This can be a real problem particularly when the insulation installation is just part of a larger renovation project. What’s going to happen is that you’re going to be slowing everything up, that’s just not what you want. Be sure that the company you hire is capable of handling the sheer size of the project that you’re hiring them to help with.
Pointing You In The Right Direction For Extra Repairs
When you’re removing and reinstalling insulation there’s a good chance that more issues around the house are going to come up. In fact, there’s a chance that these issues are what caused your insulation to go bad. If the company you’re working with can provide a full repair service that’s a positive if they can help point you in the right direction to get someone who can help you with some of the other issues that came up that’s also a plus.
They Can Provide A Detailed Budget For The Project
Being clear about how much the tools and elements that they are going to use to complete the project is always going to be a positive sign for any company. This is going to allow you to evaluate any quotes that you get better since you can literally go out and check the price tags on different products to make sure that you’re getting a fair deal.
Not Shady About Where They Obtain Their Work Materials
This is kind of along the same lines as the last point. It goes back to this peace of mind that you probably want with regards to the type of materials that are being used in the project. You don’t want to feel like you’re being overcharged, and you want to know that what is being used are quality products that are going to last long. If the company wants to keep their cards too close to their chest about where they get products that could be a sign that something’s up. They could still get discounts from the manufacturer and pay less than you would if you try to buy from them so they’re not necessarily protecting their business by buying secrets about this.
A Warranty May Not Hurt
You want the company that you hire to get things right the first time around, that’s pretty much a given. That being said, if something does come up it’s not the worst thing in the world to know that you can fall back on the warranty for help.
If They Have A Decent Local Reputation That’s Not Harmful Either
We saved this to the end because we don’t feel that this is necessarily the end all be all. However, getting recommendations from friends and family about certain companies does carry weight. At least make sure that they don’t have a bad reputation.
If you’re looking to get a free quote on your next insulation project, contact our team today.