There is a lot of talk out there about what is the best house insulation in Maine? Over the years, there have been several different types of insulation. Some have certainly worked better than others. Now, as we move into an era where technology advancements infringe upon every aspect of life, constantly making changes and improvements, we are left to wonder how to best protect our investment and make our homes more comfortable. Of course, we don’t want to break the bank, but whatever choice we make has to be the right one when it comes to home improvements.
When constructing a new home, the choices for insulation are vast. You don’t have to worry about the mess it will make or repairs that are going to end up needing to be made afterward. The insulation I put in as the home is built, which means that pretty much any choice you make is going to come down merely to a choice of economics. One choice to keep in mind is RetroFoam insulation in Maine.
Foam insulation is relatively new when it comes to the home improvement and construction industries. However, it has been around for more than a decade. Earlier and else effective forms of foam insulation required that insulation installers where special gear to prevent any of the chemicals from touching skin as well as to prevent inhalation of the fumes. These earlier forms were difficult to work with and any error made during installation could be costly. They also didn’t stand up to extreme temperatures as well and sometimes broke down before they should.
Retrofoam, however, is the most recent and most advanced solution when it comes to foam insulation for the home. It was designed better, lasts longer, and doesn’t have the same problems that earlier and lower quality products have.
Benefits of RetroFoam Insulation in Maine:
- Higher R-Value
- Easy to Install
- Safe to Install
- Flame Retardant
- Sound Absorbing
One thing that people often look at when it comes to new insulation is the cost of insulation. There are essentially two components to insulation installation cost: materials and labor. Now, with either of these, the old adage that “you get what you pay for” certainly holds true, but there is such a thing as over-charging. Depending on the type of insulation you choose to go with, the price can vary greatly. However, if the materials are the same, the price should be about the same. However, shop around and check with different insulation companies and make sure that the price is right. If one company is offering it at too low a price, that deems investigation necessary. Do they order it in bulk in excess of competitors? Are they really giving you what they say they are? At the same time, if the price for similar insulation materials are too high? Why is that? Is someone overcharging? Are they absorbing labor costs into the cost for the product? Of course, that brings us to discussion on labor costs for installing new insulation.
Be sure to ask your insulation contractor how much they are charging for labor. This should be in a written estimate anyhow, but investigate that number. Will the price go up, if they run into problems along the way? Does that price include all of the prep work and cleanup? With foam insulation, prep work and cleanup is minimized, so you usually pay a bit more for the materials, but save on labor, which makes it a comparable and affordable solution. It also works better than most other types of home insulation, so you end up saving more in the long run as well.
Home Snuggers is a licensed RetroFoam insulation installer in Maine. They work in Portland, Maine, Kennebunk, Arundel and other parts of the state. For a free estimate, be sure to call them today at (888) SNUG-ME2.