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How to Choose a Good Insulation Contractor

Do you need to insulate your home in the DC metro area? Hiring a professional company can be a bit overwhelming; after all, you’re trusting strangers to come into your home and do work. You want to find a reputable company, but there are so many to choose from. How do you narrow down your choices?

You have to do your research. Those bulky Yellow Pages books are ancient by now—looking online is the fastest and easiest way to find companies. Be sure to check out professional insulation industry websites like Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA), Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA), etc. You can even ask your utility companies for their picks of the top insulation companies in your area.

Once you find a couple different companies, you also need to ask them questions—“interview” them. Ideally, you should get three estimates on the insulation work for your home.

Make sure to ask for estimates to be submitted (in writing) with the following:

  • The coverage area to be insulated
  • The installed R-value (not the thickness but the final R-value when everything is completed)
  • The total cost (is it an hourly rate, fixed price or based on coverage area?)
  • The schedule
  • Expressed warranties for the work
  • Potential issues the contractor might face during the installation process

What Should I Ask My Insulation Company Before Getting Started?

Ask the insulation contractors things like:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you have a license (if necessary) to operate in the state?
  • Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?
  • Do you have insurance to cover any accidents while working on the project?
  • How do you handle customer complaints?
  • What types of insulation do you install?
  • Do you have references I can contact?

Don’t hesitate to ask questions. A good insulation company will be happy to answer any questions you have!

Be sure to actually contact the references the insulation contractor provides. Ask questions like:

  • Why did you select this contractor?
  • Was the contractor on schedule?
  • Did they give you a written estimate before starting work? Was the project completed on budget?
  • Did they maintain a clean workspace and clean up well afterward?

Schedule Insulation Installation in Maryland or DC

If you need insulation installation at your home or business in the DC metro area, get in touch with Accurate Insulation today. We offer several different types of insulation for any of your home comfort needs.

Do you need to insulate your home in the Maryland or DC area? Contact Accurate Insulation at 301-358-6411 to learn more about our services!

Products We Install

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to homes & buildings.

Spray Foam

Accurate Insulation is proud to be a leading installer of spray foam insulation.


Environmentally friendly and effective, cellulose works well in homes and buildings.

Radiant Barrier

We can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable with an attic radiant barrier.

Garage Doors

When you turn to Accurate Insulation for garage doors, you work with a great team.


No matter your gutter needs, the Accurate Insulation team has you covered.

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