Replacing Insulation In Your Home
Getting Started – Hiring an Orlando Insulation Contractor
|Hiring an insulation contractor doesn't come
cheap, but it's worth the investment. The work will be guaranteed, and
you'll be sure you're getting the most R-value for your money.
You should hire a contractor if:
- Your home currently has little or no insulation, especially in
the attic. Starting from scratch is a big job.
- Any structural changes are involved.
- The area is difficult to reach and move around in.
- Your Florida home is older (pre-1930) with original wiring. Some older
homes still have now-obsolete "knob and tube" wiring that can be
dangerous if handled improperly.
- Existing insulation is wet or improperly installed.
- Your attic has no ventilation.
- You have respiratory problems or are claustrophobic.
- You're a home-improvement novice.
Finding an qualified contractor
The best way to find a qualified insulation professional is to ask
family, friends and neighbors who have recently hired contractors. You
can also call local homebuilders to ask which insulation companies they
prefer to work with.
If you live in the Orlando insulation replacement service territory, you can use our
contractors to find certified insulation experts in your
As with any other Orlando insulation contractor, ask for estimates from several
companies, and get a firm bid before signing a contract. Each company
might suggest a different type of insulation, but the recommendations
for R-value should be consistent.
Some good questions to ask:
- What type of insulation do you recommend for my home?
- What R-value should we try to achieve?
- What type of vapor barriers will be used?
- What kind of ventilation do you recommend?
- How long will the job take?
- Are you insured against accidents and property damage?
- Are you completely familiar with local building codes?
- What kind of guarantee can you offer?
Orlando Insulation Contractors
Home insulation is an important factor in keeping utility
costs down and to lower your energy usage. It is typically measured in terms of
R-value, which represents greater power and resistance to heat flow. Usually,
higher R-values are recommended for ceilings rather than for the walls and
floors, but each house should come with a suggested R-value depending upon the
climate conditions of your area, the size of your home, and what kind of HVAC
unit you use. Home insulation comes in a variety of forms (batting, blankets,
loose-fill) depending on where it’s being used in the house. It is best to
remember though: typically the recommended R-values only give you a minimal
number for house, not the optimal amount which is probably needed for the most
comfort and savings. So it is best to check with insulation contractor Orlando,
Florida to see how much
home insulation you should use.