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Choosing the Right Commercial Insulation Contractor

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Here are three questions to ask to help ensure you are hiring the right commercial insulation company:

  • What is your commercial insulation experience? Commercial insulation is a specialty. It’s important to know when you hire a commercial insulator that the company has experience in commercial insulation. The right commercial insulation contractor should confidently answer questions about fire ratings, codes, etc.
  • What product and installation training does your team receive? An expert commercial insulation contractor will recommend products and techniques that can help improve performance, acoustics, aesthetics, and more. A professional commercial insulation contractor stays up to date on product and installation trends and will be able to recommend solutions to make your project even better.
  • How large is your installer base? Don’t wait until scheduling day to find out if your commercial insulation contractor has the installer base to complete your job on schedule. Ask your contractor about the size of their installer base. You may also consider asking about their track record for completing commercial insulation projects on time.

EcoLogical Insulation provides a range of commercial insulation products and installation techniques to fit any commercial insulation project. We install a wide range of insulation products and services for municipal, commercial and educational buildings. Contact our office to discuss your next commercial construction project.

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Is Installing Attic Insulation Worth It?

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Attic insulation is the most important part of home insulation. When the heat in your home rises, it could escape through your attic if it is not properly insulated. This means the air you have paid to condition might easily escape. This would require your heating system to work harder than necessary. It is estimated that attic insulation and air sealing can dramatically lower your energy costs.

Attic insulation will make your home’s interior more comfortable. If you combine attic insulation with air sealing, you will reduce drafts and further increase comfort. In addition to increased comfort, the additional insulation and air sealing may bring a higher sale value in the event you are planning on reselling your home.

Call the experts at EcoLogical Insulation in Montgomery for a free estimate on your attic insulation project.

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Can I Add New Insulation On Top of Old?

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Should you remove old insulation first or can you install additional insulation over the old?

The answer according to ENERGY STAR is that you can install new insulation over your old insulation unless the old insulation is wet.

Here are some factors to consider:

  • Do not install kraft faced insulation over the top of current insulation in an attic. Batt insulation installed over existing insulation in an attic needs to be unfaced batts.
  • Blown-in loose fill insulation (cellulose or fiberglass) can be installed on top of existing insulation.
  • It is best to seal air leaks before adding insulation because air sealing can increase the energy efficiency of your home.

You don’t need to worry about any of these factors. The professionals at EcoLogical Montgomery will answer all your questions and provide professional installation services.

 

 

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Skip DIY: Why You Should Hire an Insulation Contractor

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Many homeowners like to tackle home improvement projects. With available tools such as online videos and retail store guidance, homeowners feel confident in taking on almost any project. When it comes to installing or upgrading home insulation, it’s best to hire a professional insulation contractor.

Here are three reasons why you should hire a professional insulation contractor:

  1. Proper Installation. Without proper installation techniques, insulation will not perform correctly. A professional insulation contractor has the experience and training to install insulation to maximize performance.
  2. Building Code and Building Science Knowledge. Hiring a professional insulation contractor gives you access to a wide array of knowledge and training. Professional insulation contractors are up to date on local building codes, new insulation technologies and installation methods. They will ensure that your home is properly insulated and as energy efficient as possible.
  3. Safety. A professional insulation contractor conducts safety training for its installer team. The correct safety training reduces the risk of workplace injury. A professional insulation contractor is trained to spot hazards such as wiring (including knob and tube issues), installing around other combustible materials and more.

Don’t let the perceived cost savings of DIY insulation cost more in the long run. Hire a professional insulation contractor and have the job done right the first time! Our office provides free estimates. Call our office to schedule your free estimate.

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Why an Energy Audit and Testing is Important

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An energy audit (also known as a home energy assessment) will give you a total overview of your home’s current energy use. It will also report how much energy you use in your home now and where you are losing energy. The energy audit and testing gives you information for making your home more energy efficient and more comfortable.

An energy audit and testing assesses the factors that uniquely affect your home’s energy use. This technique gathers and evaluates the data with a custom software system that provides you with a list of suggested home improvements.

An energy audit/testing is used for existing and new homes under construction. An audit can help you select the correct building materials, lighting and design to make your home as energy efficient as possible.

Consider scheduling an energy audit and testing for your home today.