Oct 15, 2022

Must-Know Facts About Insulation Contractor Services

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-461-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus shared on 10.15.22.  

When temperatures drop, it’s common for homeowners to see a spike in energy bills and wonder if they need new home insulation.  Working with a reputable insulation contractor can ensure that you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and overall level of comfort.

What Are Signs That My Home Insulation Needs To Be Replaced?

If an attic’s fiberglass insulation is discolored, it’s a sign that air is moving through it.  This means that the home insulation is not working as well as it should.  Rodents that live in your attic can also lower the effectiveness of the insulation.  A third sign that home insulation services are needed is if there is noticeable air coming through your walls.  This is often a sign that the stack effect is taking place.

bad attic insulation

Can Too High Of Home Humidity Levels Be A Problem For My Attic Insulation?

During the winter months, home humidity levels should consider the outdoor temperature.  In most cases, they should not be higher than 35%.  When they get higher than this number, frost can form in the attic.  This can ruin insulation and cause dry rot in the attic.

attic frost

What Types Of Tools Do Insulation Contractor Services Use To See What Type Of Energy Efficient Home Improvements Are Needed?

  • Blower Door: A blower door changes the air pressure in a house and makes it easy for an insulation contractor to identify leaks.
  • Infrared Imaging: Thermal imaging scans can identify where insulation is missing, the air is leaking, and moisture is collecting.
  • Humidistat: This device can determine if a home’s humidity levels are the correct amount for the time of year.

Bonus Resource: Learn more about home performance testing.

Why Home Air Sealing Should Be Discussed With Your Insulation Contractor

Many attics have multiple different types of insulation.  Just adding insulation isn’t the way to go.  Home air sealing should also be performed.  There are many areas of the home that benefit from air sealing services.  They include the attic access door, recessed lights, and soffit vents.  Without air sealing services, ice dams can occur.

spray foam insulation

Why Choose Lindus Construction To Improve Home Energy Efficiency

Since 1979, Lindus Construction has served over 100,000 happy customers in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Western Wisconsin, and beyond.  We specialize in an array of home insulation services including home air sealing and ice dam preventionContact us for your complimentary estimate and heat map analysis.

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Home Insulation Services Reviews:

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

Todd B.
Plymouth, MN
August 26, 2022

"Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to help me out.  Your expertise made all the difference in helping me resolve my house projects!"

Patricia M.
Bloomington, MN
August 19, 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

"Eric is great. We used him on my mom’s house for several projects: new doors, windows, re-insulating the inside of the roof in upstairs bedrooms, tearing down & rebuilding the garage. My sister also used Eric to install LeafGuard® on her own house, build her a new deck, and install a metal roof. We recently had a meeting to discuss building a new deck for me, to replace the old one. We will be using no-maintenance materials, so no more sanding, staining, painting."

James N.
Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 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

"On two occasions, Randall was at my house involving insulation issues.  He knows the business, is easy to work with, and I think he is a great asset to your company."

Mary W.
Maple Grove, MN
May 2, 2022
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