That’s why good home insulation is an important part of any sustainable home.
How? Home insulation is using materials throughout the home that reduces heat loss or increases heat gain. In a typical home, there are various areas that can change the temperature of your home – including the ceiling, walls, windows and the floor. In fact, you can lose up to 40% of the heat in your home through the roof, 20% through walls and up to 15% through the floor. A well-insulated home can help provide year-round comfort and makes your home more energy efficient. It’s a win for the planet as well as helping you save on those cooling and heating bills.
Insulating your home is best carried out by a professional who can analyse your home’s insulation requirements and the climate you live in to make sure you get insulation that’s right for you. But where do you start?
Here are some steps you can take to choose a reliable home insulation installer.
1. Research potential installers
Insulating your home isn’t something you should DIY or trust to an unskilled handyman. Instead, look for installers who have experience with the type of installation work you need done. Search online or ask your friends for recommendations. Then check their website, look at how they perform on rating sites or online forums and read reviews from past customers. Finding an installer can be tricky, we work with over 2000 partners to bring sustainable homes to life. If you are in need of a local insulation installer visit our marketplace to organise a call and quote.
2. Get estimates
As well as a quality provider, you also want to make sure you’re getting value for money. Contact a few different installers (a general recommendation is to get three quotes) and ask for estimates for the work you want done, then you can compare the estimates to make sure you’re getting a fair price. You should also check that there’s enough details in the quotes so you can be confident you’re comparing apples with apples. When reviewing the quotes, consider things like the rating of the insulation, the amount of insulation, length of warranty and workmanship. If there are significant differences in pricing, you can always go back to a supplier and ask them to explain their costs.
3. Check their credentials
Before you sign on the dotted line, you need to be confident that the supplier you choose is up to the task and understands their responsibility. Make sure the installer is accredited with Energy Efficient Council (ECC) and insured, and ask for references from past clients.
4. Ask about their process
When it comes to the actual job itself, you need to know how it will impact your daily family life and avoid being caught out by surprises. To make sure the installation runs smoothly, confirm when the work will be done and how long it will take. Find out how the installer plans to complete the project and what materials they will use. Ask about any potential disruptions or inconveniences that may arise during the installation process. Plus, be clear about what their clean up responsibilities are – the last thing you want to be left with is a big mess.
5. Review the contract
Once you’ve found an installer that ticks all your boxes, carefully review the contract before signing it, and make sure all details are clear and agreed upon. Remember to check for information about warranties – you want to make sure you’re covered in case there’s something you’re not happy with.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that you choose a reliable and reputable home insulation installer.