Dec 31, 2019

Analyzing Home Insulation Quotes & Service Offerings from Different Contractors

Prior to committing to a contractor for home insulation and ventilation services, it’s wise to get at least three quotes.  This allows you to get a better understanding of the approaches each company proposes.  Here are the aspects of your home insulation quote that you should be comparing to ensure the work that’s completed is something that you’ll appreciate for years to come.

Types Of Insulation Material & Corresponding R-Value

When considering quotes, it’s important to understand that each type of material is measured by their ability to resist heat flow.  The higher an insulation’s R-value is, the better it is.  In our extreme climate, it is recommended that an attic have a minimum R-value of 50.  In the past fiberglass insulation was widely used.  However, as technology has advanced, cellulose and spray foam have become popular options because of their ability to hold up against moisture and their ability to be evenly distributed.

spray foam insulation

Process Of Attic Air Sealing An Attic

Beware of any insulation quote that does not include attic air sealing.  This house insulation check process involves identifying and addressing areas of the attic that can allow outside air to flow in.  Areas of concern can include can lights, false soffits, and bath fan penetrations.  Diagnostic testing with the assistance of blower doors, smoke sticks, and infrared imaging can help an insulation contractor pinpoint trouble areas and properly estimate attic insulation cost.

Full-Service Insulation Removal & Disposal

If your current insulation needs removal prior to new insulation being installed, be sure the quote includes this.  Also included in the quote should be the disposal of old insulation and clean-up after the project has been done.

fiberglass insulation removal

Research Insulation Installation Reviews from Past Customers

In the realm of home improvement, it’s extremely rare to encounter a contractor that can quickly execute quality work at a bargain price.  In the winter months, it’s even more uncommon for an insulation contractor to be able to immediately commence work.  Reading online reviews and speaking with past customers can allow you to understand the caliber of work performed by the contractor.  Previous customers can also share if the results of their project led to lower home energy costs.  Learn more about questions to ask a contractor’s reference before hiring them.

online reviews

Contractor Insurance Coverage

A way that shady installers can save on their costs is by failing to carry workers compensation and general liability contractor insurance.  This spells real trouble for homeowners, as they can be the ones footing the bill if a worker becomes injured on the job or damage is done to their home.  Quality contractors can readily provide copies of their policies.

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Understands the Home’s Building Envelope

A home’s building envelope is the outlying framework that fends off the effects of Mother Nature. Aspects include roofing, exterior doors, subflooring, and exterior walls.  Reputable insulation contractors understand that insulation must work in tandem with ventilation in order to curtail heat buildup in the attic, which can lead to ice dams, moisture, and mold.

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Home Insulation and Ventilation Reviews:

"Thanks again for the great job on the spray foam."

Todd B.
Plymouth, MN
August 26, 2022

“Thank you to the entire team for the outstanding job on the insulation job of my 100-year-old home!  Eric took the time to walk me through the entire process and even came back a second time to sort out venting questions.  Project manager, Randall, made sure the insulation installed met your quality standards.  Every member of your team worked very hard and didn’t end their day until the job was done right.  I look forward to energy savings and no critters in my attic!”

Pat M.
Bloomington, MN
July 26, 2022

"We used Lindus for a rather complicated attic re-insulation project. They are highly competent and do great work!"

Leon P.
White Bear Lake, MN
July 16, 2022

"Jason and the insulating crew did a great job. I told Jason it looked like nothing was done when he finished cleaning, which is a very good thing.  The insulating crew did have a difficult time working under the bay window. They usually hold their spray gun about 2 ft. away from the surface. In our location, they only had a foot at the most. So, there was a lot of blowback, clean-up, and additional layers to get the final result."

Jerry P.
Eden Prairie, MN
June 16, 2022

"We hired Lindus for attic insulation and new LeafGuard® Gutters. We had an issue arise a couple years after the work was completed. I called Lindus and had no problem scheduling someone to review and create a plan. Randal has worked diligently to get to the bottom of the problem and fix it permanently. The company truly does stand by their product, a claim that is not always realized, but with Lindus has proven to be true. I am so appreciative and would recommend them to anyone."

Sarah W.
Edina, MN
May 30, 2022

"They were contracted to insulate the garage ceiling which they did in a two-step process with both foam and blown-in insulation. They then returned to put up new gutters facia and soffits in a two day process that was professional, neat , and used materials economically."

Stephen G.
MInneapolis, MN
April 28, 2022
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