Choosing an Insulation Contractor
Choosing the Right Insulation Contractor
When it comes to increasing the comfort and efficiency of your home or commercial building, you need an insulation contractor you can trust. Selecting an insulation contractor for your job is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Aside from the initial steps of requesting quotes and doing online research, here are a few additional things to consider to help you choose the right contractor.
How are their installers paid?
Does the insulation company pay its installers by the hour or by square footage? If they’re paid by square footage, the installer might rush through the job on your home or building just so they can move on to the next one more quickly. Ideally, you should choose an insulation contractor that pays its installers an hourly rate because it encourages the installer to take their time and focus on providing quality work.
Is the company building science savvy?
In this industry, it’s important to have knowledge of building science. A good insulation contractor will be able to educate you about your home’s overall energy performance and answer any questions you may have about a variety of topics, like air sealing, mechanical ventilation, indoor air quality and more. Choosing an insulation contractor that can demonstrate their understanding of building science will give you confidence that the job will be done right.
Are they focused on customer service?
A good insulation contractor cares about its customers. It will prioritize great customer service by returning your calls in a timely manner, answering any questions you have, and adequately explaining your quote. You can also explore company reviews and testimonials to get an idea of how a company prioritizes its customers.
Check experience and credentials.
Is the insulation contractor licensed and insured? What certifications do they have? When in doubt, just ask! This will help ensure you’re choosing the best contractor for your job so it gets done right, which can save you from big headaches in the future.
Here at Comfort 1st Insulation we pay our technicians by the hour. We are BPI and RES-NET certified. We are fully licensed and insured, and customer satisfaction is our top priority!