What to Look for When Choosing the Right Insulation Installer

If anyone knows the value of a comfortable and energy-efficient home, Kansas City homeowners do. Whether you’re cozying up for a fall football game or keeping cool during hot summer days, your home’s insulation is a work horse for maintaining your home’s temperature.

It’s not just about the insulation material itself, but also about the skill with which it’s installed. That’s why finding the right insulation installer is as important as finding a great mechanic or doctor. Here’s what Kansas City homeowners should keep in mind.

Check for Certifications and Specialized Training

Would you let a lawncare person work on your car? Probably not, so why compromise on certifications when it comes to your home insulation installation? The right insulation installer will have the necessary credentials, proving mastery over insulation materials and how to install them. Look for certifications from recognized industry organizations and endorsements from insulation manufacturers.

Members of our A+ Insulation team have certification as master craftsmen and from industry organizations, including High Performance Insulation Professionals and OSHA.

Evaluate Years and Breadth of Experience

In the home insulation world, experience matters. A company that’s worked with the seasonal shifts and architectural styles of Kansas City for decades will have a deeper insight into what insulation types work best and where. But don’t just consider how long they’ve been around—explore the differences in their projects. Have they insulated historic homes, modern structures, attics, basements, walls and everything in between?

A+ Insulation has been in business since 2004. We’ve installed insulation in homes and commercial buildings of all sizes, shapes and ages across the Kansas City metro.

Assess the Types of Insulation They Install

Not all insulation is created equal, and not all installers are skilled at installing every type. Your home might be best suited to spray foam, fiberglass, cellulose, soundproofing or a combination of materials. The right installer will not only have experience with a range of materials, but will also guide you to the best choice for your specific needs.

A+ Insulation is dedicated to providing the best quality service to all of our customers. Below is a list of some of the residential and commercial insulation services we provide:

Sift Through Customer Reviews and Testimonials

In our digital world, a company’s reputation is often just a click away. Check out reviews on Google, Yelp or the Better Business Bureau website. Remember, an occasional negative review is normal, but consistent issues highlighted by customers are a red flag. Positive stories of excellent service, on the other hand, are a promising sign.

Read what our customers think about our insulation work.

Verify Insurance and Licensing

You wouldn’t want to foot the bill for someone else’s mistake, so ensure your insulation installer carries the proper insurance and holds the required licenses. This is non-negotiable as it protects you from liability and ensures the company meets industry standards.

Of course, A+ Insulation maintains insurance and licenses to protect you from liability, and can provide you with copies of policies.

Experience Their Customer Service

First impressions matter. Pay attention to how the insulation company communicates from the get-go. Are they prompt, respectful, and helpful? Do they provide a comprehensive home assessment and a transparent quote? A company that values good customer service, like A+ Insulation, is likely to take your satisfaction seriously throughout the entire process.

We think it’s just as important to train our customer service staff as it is our insulation installers, so expect them to understand what customer service really means.

Compare Price Against Value

Cheapest isn’t always best, especially when it comes to long-term investments like home insulation. Get several estimates and weigh each against the proposed value. Consider the quality of materials, the reputation of the brand and the thoroughness of the proposed service. Investing a bit more upfront can often save you money and headaches down the line.

“From the beginning I knew Mike and his team would do a great job. When Mike came to give the estimate, both he and I climbed up in the attic to look around. He didn’t just peek his head up in the attic. He was willing to show me (a girl) what he was going to be doing. While we were up there, he found exposed wires and lighting that needed to be taken care of before the insulation could be put down due to it being a fire hazard. He even offered to do these things for us. His staff was friendly, and cleaned up when they were done. I could have paid less with another company, but you pay for what you get. Peace of mind is priceless.”

Dawn V., Kansas City

Look for Local Climate Expertise

Kansas City’s extreme temperature fluctuations can affect your insulation needs. A local insulation expert knows how the humid summers and chilly winters can influence your home’s energy efficiency and will recommend solutions and materials that are tailored to our climate.

Give A+ Insulation a Chance to Share Our Insulation Expertise and Installation Skills

Choosing the right insulation, you’re investing in a comfortable, energy-efficient future. Choosing the right insulation installation company protects that investment.

Take your time and do your research. When you’re ready, request a free, no-obligation insulation inspection and quote.