Hello Everyone, welcome back to Eco Insulation of Sudbury Ontario! We are an insulation company Sudbury Ontario trusts, and we take that very seriously. We think, here at Eco, that a good insulation contractor should do more than show up to your home, fit some insulation and leave again. We provide a complimentary home assessment prior to any commitment or purchase, and this will help you to decide what’s going to fit best with your needs and budget. The insulation contractor work Sudbury Ontario residents request our services most for are things like attics, basements and crawl spaces, we fit man different types of insulation, and the choice depends entirely on the job in hand, as we’re definitely not a one size fits all type of company.
As part of the commitment to providing unsurpassed customer care and service, we also like to give some extra information to you by way of our blog! We will inform you about some of the biggest causes of excess energy consumption, and how to avoid them, alongside some other great energy efficiency tips we guess the electricity providers might not want you to know about!
Sudbury Ontario is a 4 season area, cold winters and hot summers; this extreme temperature variation means it is absolutely essential to properly insulate your home – and after a long and cold winter, spring is very much in season, and the hot summer months are almost upon us. This means that the air conditioning is about to be running hard for a few months, and those power bills are about to start skyrocketing, and wouldn’t you rather be spending your hard earned money on adventures with your family, rather than electricity bills?!
Even if your attic is insulated, you may find that you’ve got air leaks. The problem with this type of air leak, vs. say, a punctured tire, is that an air leak in the home may be impossible for the untrained eye to discover, and could be costing you a small fortune in energy bills. Not only are these leaks costly, but they literally open the door for bugs and vermin to enter your home – potentially causing damage to your property, and costing more money for extermination.
When Eco Insulation Sudbury Ontario install insulation, they make sure that these air leaks aren’t an issue in your home; as a trained and qualified insulation company, our professional installers ensure that all critical areas are properly covered, meaning the conditioned air that you pay so much to enjoy, will stay in your home rather than leak out to the atmosphere.
Properly sealing your home from air leaks can also save you big money in other ways; by assisting in the more efficient operation of both your heating and cooling systems, you may actually find that effective insulation coverage can prolong the life of your air conditioning and central heating too! These systems can run into the thousands, so ensuring longevity should be high on everyone’s list.
Any good insulation contractor will also be able to provide you with additional tips and tricks for increasing your home’s energy efficiency – this will maximize the effectiveness of the work you have done. Some will be ongoing habits to get in to (think turning off lights, setting your AC higher), and some may even by physical changes (think changing incandescent bulbs for LED types, which not only use less energy, but create less heat – savings on multiple levels!).
A reputable insulation contractor in Sudbury Ontario should also make you, the customer feel absolutely comfortable – there are a lot of cowboy tradesmen out there, and if the insulation contractor you’re talking to can’t (or won’t!) answer the following in a satisfactory way, there’s a good chance something is not right. After all, if a contractor doesn’t install the insulation correctly, you’re bound to have air leaks, and that’s not good!
Ensure that your insulation contractor Sudbury Ontario is licensed
Making sure that the insulation contractor you hire to perform insulation work on your home is a licensed professional is critical. This gives an immediate indication that the insulation company you’re talking to follows all relevant codes and conforms to all laws surrounding home insulation. On top of that, a licensed contractor is far more likely to ensure that all of the crew involved on the job have the proper skill set to do the job right. Of course, Eco Insulation of Sudbury Ontario are a licensed insulation company, and we insist on only using the very best tradesmen.
Ensure that your contractors are wearing the proper PPE, or Personal Protective Equipment.
Home insulation products are inherently safe, however, during the installation process, there can be hazards to health. A bona fide insulation contractor in Sudbury Ontario will ensure that all tradesmen working for them wear the correct personal protective equipment while on the job. Especially with spray foam insulation, the chemicals used can be particularly dangerous before they cure (after which they become inert) and a contractor willing to undertake this type of work unprotected is unlikely to have been made properly aware of the dangers, and this is generally an indicator of a poorly (or untrained) individual – exactly who you don’t want installing your insulation. Eco Insulation of Sudbury Ontario insists on our teams wearing PPE for their continued health and safety.
Ask how long they have been in business.
While a short period in business doesn’t necessarily write off a contractor as being incompetent, a long term operation gives an excellent insight into the ability of a contractor to complete jobs successfully. After all, companies that are simply no good generally don’t stay in business too long! The key here is whether or not an insulation contractor is willing to talk about the history of their business – anyone trying to avoid this question may be trying to cover up a shady history.
Find out what types of insulation products your Sudbury Ontario insulation contractor is offering.
A company that only fit one type of insulation should be approached with caution; this is generally an indication that they don’t care too much about the intricacies of your home, and more about making a few bucks. A reputable insulation company (like Eco insulation) will ensure that a proper assessment of your home is done, and a recommendation of the best type of insulation for the application in question will be made. Even if the contractor does offer different types of insulation, get them to tell you the pros and cons of all of them. A knowledgeable tradesman will be able to tell you what’s good and not so good about the products they offer, and if they seem dead set on selling you the most expensive without compelling reason, then proceed with caution.
Ask your insulation contractor if they provide financing.
While this is not necessarily a deal breaker in most cases, it’s definitely a great feature that some companies provide. For example, spray foam insulation tends to have a higher initial cost, but given that it typically lasts for as long as the structure in which it is installed, the lifetime of savings may make this worth financing. Eco Insulation are happy to provide financing services. In fact, Eco even provide an online credit application, and the best part is, there is no penalty for extra payments or early completion of the loan. Terms are up to 180 months, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to spread the cost over.
Ask your insulation company what the origin of their products is.
Foreign-made products may cost less, but may also not conform to the same rigorous building codes we have here in Canada. In addition, they may lack fire retardant, or may even leech hazardous chemicals into your home. A reputable insulation company should know the origins of the materials they use, and what, if any, hazards exist and how to avoid them.
Ensure your Sudbury Ontario Insulation company provides a free assessment.
If a company won’t provide a complimentary home assessment, your guard should go up – especially if they charge or say that it involves a ‘non-refundable’ deposit. This is such a critical stage in the process as it allows your Insulation Contractor in Sudbury Ontario to properly work out what would work in your home for your insulation needs.
Ensure you see your insulation contractor’s references.
We saved this one for last because we cannot overemphasize how important this is! A contractor, when asked for references, should be beaming with pride to show you how happy their previous clients were with the work they performed. In today’s day and age, online review sites are also commonplace, and typically you’ll find reviews for most insulation coompanies Sudbury Ontario has to offer on there, although online reviews should sometimes be taken with a pinch of salt, as competitors have been known to leave false reviews. If your insulation contractor or company refuses to show you any references, walk away, this is a huge red flag. Eco insulation are always more than happy to show you references from the clients they’ve worked with.
Ensuring that you are happy with your insulation contractor before committing is really essential in every case. Home insulation is an investment, and if it’s not done correctly, you won’t see the same amount, or even any return on your investment, which is rally what it’s all about at the end of the day. Eco insulation Sudbury Ontario are here to help you make your home as comfortable as possible. Our highly trained and certified fitters will complete any job on your home as if it was their own – our standards are simply unparalleled. So, what are you waiting for? Call today for your free home assessment and to see how you can start saving as soon as possible.