Smart Ideas: Insulation Revisited
Insulation has to be the first improvement you do in your home if you are keen on improving its energy efficiency. Cavity wall or loft insulation offers significant savings per year on your energy bills and it is the most hassle-free and affordable home improvement you can take on.
Even the government believes that home insulation must be prioritized, and it has actually collaborated with energy companies and home improvement councils and shops to lower the price of insulation services, if not offer it for free. But how do you tell if you are getting a fair deal, and what questions must you ask before letting someone get inside your home for the installation?
Cavity Wall Insulation
Discovering The Truth About Installations
Like any other industry, there are rogue providers in the insulation business. It seems that a lot do not have the right knowledge needed to perform this work, and these are the providers that fail to ask homeowners important questions to make sure they offer the best possible service. Your cavity wall insulation company should inquire what issues you’re having with your walls, because obviously, they have to be cleared out first before installation. Otherwise, you may have to deal with even worse problems and a bigger bill to solve them. Also remember that not all insulation service providers are created equal, especially when it comes to their quotes. In other words, consider at least three or even four companies and their individual quotes so you can compare.
Getting To The Point – Insulation
In loft insulation, there are several pitfalls you must watch out for. Of course, before your loft can be insulated, these things have to be cleared. There are some insulation companies that include this as part of their service, albeit for an extra charge. Others may board up your loft once the insulation has been installed, and additional charges will also apply.
In any case, don’t forget to see what competing companies are offering. Some will give you not just free insulation, but free loft clearing and re-boarding too in one comprehensive service package. Others will clear the loft partially and may not do any clearance at all, which means they will not give you a quote until this part of the job is done. Therefore, it is very important to know what exactly you’re paying for before you decide on a certain company.
You must always check whether the insulation company you’re about to choose, is a member of an official regulation or accreditation scheme in the industry. Lastly, keep away from companies using scare tactics to persuade homeowners to hire them for wall and loft insulation, even if it’s not necessary or even right for them. Do your research and be absolutely sure of a company before hiring anyone.