8 Tips to Hire the Best Residential Insulation Service Providers

Sep 12 2019
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As for my house insulation was the largest one purchase I made at over $8,000. Because I own a 100 year old farmhouse I was dealing with a wall depth of only 4 inches. (Newer homes today are normally at least 6 inches.) So I knew I had absolutely no choice but to invest in the highest quality insulation that money could buy. I hired a company and they sprayed in closed cell spray foam and I have never regretted the investment! In my garage however I went with fiber glass and installed it myself!

Putting up fiberglass insulation in all of the walls of my garage on one very hot day and regretting it. Finally getting my garage insulated!(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

For most people, their home is the most expensive investment they make. When you need to repair or replace something, it needs to be done by qualified contractors. Finding a reputable and trustworthy contracting company for insulation services will take some due diligence. Below are some tips any homeowner can follow to find the best provider to hire.

1. Variety Of Products Offered

The best residential insulation service providers will offer their customers a wide range of products and services to choose from. Only offering a single product or service can be unsatisfactory to customers who require a specific type of insulation for their home.

2. Are Free Assessments Offered?

Reputable contractors typically offer free assessments of a customer’s home before they formulate an estimate and recommend specific services. If a company does not offer a free assessment, it does not automatically mean they will do a subpar job. However, it is something to keep in mind.

3. Does The Company Have Proper Resources?

The best insulation contracting companies should help their customers learn about the various options available to them, especially anything related to maximizing energy efficiency in the home. Ask potential companies if they have a blog, informational website, or customer service representative who can answer any questions they might have.

4. Do They Have Insurance and Certification?

Never hire an insulation provider who can’t provide proof that they’re insured and certified. If they’re not, and something goes wrong while they are working in your home, you may end up being liable for any injuries and damages. This tip is one that no homeowner should take lightly.

5. Hire Knowledgeable Contractors

You should work with an insulation company that hires competent technicians who understand the ins and outs of a home. They need to be capable of explaining to homeowners the process they will be implementing. Be wary of contractors who don’t perform thorough inspections of your attic before they begin work. Reputable companies perform diagnostic testing on customers’ homes before they suggest products and services.

6. Use Internet To Compare Companies

There are many ways to locate an insulation provider in this day and age. When looking to hire any type of contractor, the internet can be your friend. Home improvement websites are a great place to get reviews from previous customers regarding products and services they received from local contracting companies. Using Google to search for a specific company name may result in customer testimonials to review.

7. Ask Friends and Family for Recommendations

Chances are good that you know other homeowners. Ask people you trust if they have used a specific insulation company before and had a good experience with them. This is often the best way to find a trustworthy company to hire. Don’t hire any recommended contracting companies unless you have an initial consultation first. They may have been the best choice for your friend or family member, but they might not be the right choice for your specific project.

8. Insulation Types

Before you call any insulation provider, have an idea about the type of products and services you are looking for. This will help you narrow down your options to make a choice easier. Choosing a company that has the proper insulation materials will help you make your list of search options shorter.

Finding the best insulation contractor can seem like a tedious and stressful task. You only want the best company providing high-quality services to you. When it comes to insulation, it needs to be done properly. Your home and family could be at risk if you hire a poor company for services. Take your time researching and consulting with a few different companies in your area before you make your decision.

The best residential insulation service providers will offer their customers a wide range of products and services to choose from.
(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)


  1. March 9, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    One of my neighbors’ houses is under renovation and they are hoping to have insulation installed this month. I appreciate you mentioning how recommendations from people you trust are a good way to find the right insulation company. I will suggest that my neighbor asks the people they know who have hired insulation services recently for referrals.

    • March 10, 2022 at 9:52 am

      Hi Charlotte, we went with spray foam insulation and, honestly, I don’t think there is yet a better choice on the market though it is definitely pricy.

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