Your home’s health, reliability, structure, and foundation are all extremely dependent on not only the quality of the insulation and ventilation that you decide to install, but the quality of the installation of the products as well.
Unfortunately, there are massive amounts of energy lost every day because of poorly insulated or ventilated homes. Not only does this waste large quantities of fuel, it contributes to a large increase in your monthly bill payments, and also negatively impacts the environment with the fuel waste.
In many cases, homeowners tend to avoid the insulation/ventilation replacement process because of the initial financial investments. While they tend to be on the higher side, in the long run, your investment will pay off and end up saving you money for years to come.
We spoke with the expert attic & crawl space insulation and ventilation experts over at House Rangers to see what tips they had for the process.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go through an entire professional installation of insulation or a ventilation system in your home, and there are many affordable, do-it-yourself options for help fix the majority of insulation/ventilation issues throughout your house.
What many homeowners don’t think about is how in order to have an efficient energy flow throughout your home, you need not only a quality insulation system, but a comparable ventilation system as well, which helps prevent moisture and condensation buildup in your foundation because of the heat.
There are many options and variations of both insulation and ventilation that accommodates a variety of factors, such as:
- Your budget
- Your home’s age and construction quality
- Your plans on what type of insulation/ventilation your home requires
- The climate and environment of your home
- The current state of your insulation system
- The current state of your ventilation system
Once you’ve gone through your process of deciding exactly the various needs of your home and budget are, you can go through the vetting steps of choosing a great contractor to take care of the insulating and ventilation process.
Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing on a company include any certifications/awards the company has, how experienced the company employees are, if the company has the proper licenses/insurance for the job, and various reviews from former customers about the company.
If at any point during the process you feel as if the company isn’t the quality you are looking for – just remember – you are the customer, and you get to decide who to choose in the end!