FAQs about Insulation

Did you know that May is National Home Remodeling Month? In honor of this yearly event, we thought we would take the time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about residential insulation and all of its benefits. And the next time you are tackling this type of home improvement project, give the professionals at Lewis Insulation a call!

Q: I see a lot written about insulation’s R-value. What is that and why is it so important?

A: In basic terms, R-value measures the insulation’s resistance to heat flow. So the higher the R-value of that insulation is, the greater the insulating power it will have. The R-value is generally determined by the type of insulating material, the thickness and the installed weight per square foot.

Q: What are the benefits of having a properly insulated home?

A: The biggest benefit you will probably see is a decrease in how much money you spend heating your home in the winter and keeping it cool in the summer. But you will also enjoy a few other benefits! The biggest ones are a decrease in the amount of mold and mildew that can sometimes build up in your attic and other crawl spaces, as well as a decrease in the amount of outside noise that you hear in your home.

Q: How do you determine what type of insulation I should have installed?

A: Our insulation contractor will take several different things into account. The R-value of the insulation, how big your home is, the climate and a few other factors are taken into consideration.

Q: Why should I hire insulation contractors to install new insulation? Why can’t I just do it myself or have a general home contractor do it for me?

A: Professional insulation contractors, like the ones at Lewis Insulation, are properly trained and certified in the best and most safe and effective ways to install insulation in your home. We have knowledge of the ins and outs and smaller details of this type of work that general contractors might not have.

We hope you learned a few new things about insulation installation! But if you don’t see your questions here, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer them.

For more information on our insulation installation services, call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.