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 lets you to save a lot per year on your energy bills, and it is the simplest and least expensive home improvement project you can make.
The government itself agrees that home insulation needs to be prioritized, and it has teamed up with home improvement shops and councils, as well as with energy providers, to offer free or at least discounted insulation services. 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
Looking On The Bright Side of Experts
Like any other industry, there are rogue insulation service providers that you have to be wary of. 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. It is important for your cavity wall insulation company to ask what problems you have with your walls, because clearly, these have to be solved prior to installation. Otherwise, you may have to deal with even worse problems and a bigger bill to solve them. Also take note that not all insulation service providers are the same, especially in terms of their quotes. Therefore, it is smart to consider at least three or even four companies, each with their own quotes, for comparison.
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Most loft insulation projects involve a number of pitfalls. Of course, you have to get these things out of the way before proceeding with the project. Some insulation companies will cover this as part of their service, but 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, always check what the competition offers. 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 need to know whether the insulation installer you’re eyeing is part of an industry accreditation or regulation scheme. Finally, be wary of companies that use scare tactics to convince homeowners to hire them for wall and loft insulation even when it’s not the best solution for them. Do your homework and don’t hire anyone unless you’ve validated their claims.