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Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Insulation Contractor

Although the temperatures in Vancouver are on average amongst the warmest in Canada, it doesn’t mean that we don’t experience our share of unfavourable weather, or that we shouldn’t pay as much attention to how we heat and cool our homes. To save money, keep our homes comfortable, and prevent wasting energy, it’s important to have effective methods of controlling the climate in our home.

Although the temperatures in Vancouver are on average amongst the warmest in Canada, it doesn’t mean that we don’t experience our share of unfavourable weather, or that we shouldn’t pay as much attention to how we heat and cool our homes. To save money, keep our homes comfortable, and prevent wasting energy, it’s important to have effective methods of controlling the climate in our home.

One essential component to efficiently and effectively controlling the temperature in your home is having appropriate insulation. In order to control our environment, we have to prevent energy and air from entering and exiting our house. That means we need excellent insulation to prevent heat exchange between the inside and outside of our homes. If you’re looking for insulation companies in Vancouver, we at Westcor Thermal suggest you ask your contractor these simple questions before signing a contract. How they answer will help you decide if you’re getting the best service.


1) What kind of experience do you have with this kind of insulation?

To be sure you’re getting the best service, you should check that your contractor has the right training and experience to get the job done right the first time. Of course, if you know someone who has had a good experience with a contractor, it’s the best recommendation (and what insulation companies hope for). Short of that, however, you should ask your contractor about their training and experience with the specific kind of insulation you’d like.


2) Can you show me what materials you’ll be using?

It’s your Vancouver home and your investment, so you want to be sure you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for. Although it’s rare, it’s not unheard of for some unscrupulous contractors to promise to install a certain kind of insulation but, in reality, install a cheaper version. Before work begins, you should ask to see the materials that are going into your house and have the contractor explain carefully what he or she will do. If the insulation is in unmarked containers, it may not be everything it should be.


3) Is this the most energy efficient option for me?

Your contractor should be an expert on the subject of insulation. Energy efficient materials and technologies are improving all the time and the person installing your insulation should have kept up on the latest innovations. Environmentally friendly options are not just good for the planet; they also can save you money in the long run. If your contractor can’t recommend a good green option, you may want to take your business elsewhere.


4) How does your payment schedule work?

Your contractor should do everything they can to make working with them easy—and that includes payment. Although it’s typical for a portion of the bill to be paid before work has begun, be careful about any contractor that only takes cash or demands too much money up front. It may be a sign of trouble in the future.


Westcor Thermal – Putting Your Search for Professional & Reliable Insulation Companies in Vancouver to Rest

At Westcor Thermal, we want all of our customers to know they’re getting great service every time they need help with their insulation. If you’re looking for professional and reliable insulation companies in Vancouver, just give us a call! We look forward to showing you how we can help you save money and keep your home temperature-controlled while doing it.

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