Home and Commercial Insulation Contractor Services
Did you know that nearly 50 million homes are not adequately insulated and, therefore, causing their owners to see higher energy bills? Proper home insulation can not only significantly lower your energy costs but also make your home more comfortable year round and can help maintain or increase your home’s market value.
Not sure which places in your home need insulation? Bulldog Contractors, LLC. can help insulate right the first time, and enjoy a more comfortable home while saving money.
Insulation and R-Value
R-value refers to the insulation’s resistance to heat flow, which depends on factors such as location, material and thickness. With proper insulation, R-value is increased – so ultimately, since energy cannot escape out or leak in as easily, the higher the R-value, the better. After meticulous inspection, we can tell you where your home needs more insulation and install it in a safe and timely manner. The four main areas we check are your walls, attic, basement and crawl spaces (if any).
A general rule of thumb to go by is this – if your home was built in 1970 or earlier, it needs more insulation. But the vast majority of homes built before 1995 could also use additional insulation. When you consider the cost of adding insulation compared to the cost of electricity, heating oil and natural gas these days, it is quite possibly, the single most important energy saving project you can undertake.
Ways to determine whether your home is as energy efficient:
- High energy bills (higher than seems normal)
- Cold floors in the winter
- Drafty rooms
- Walls that are cold to the touch in the winter
- Ice dams in the winter
- Uneven temperatures from room to room
- Air conditioning running more than normal in the summer
These are all signs that your home could probably use additional insulation. In fact, it’s always fun to look at neighbors’ roofs after a snowstorm. You’ll be able to tell who has added extra insulation in the attic and who has not – you can literally see the snow melting quicker on poorly insulated homes. That snow is being melted by the heat from your house being lost through the attic/roof. One of the most effective ways of increasing your energy efficiency is adding to your home’s insulation. Insulation is a significant investment in the long-term performance and efficiency of your home or office building – and the home insulation experts at Bulldog Contractors, LLC. know which insulation options work best for each particular project.
Let us help you in your time of need. We have several years of combined insurance recovery and restoration experience. Involving us early in the process gives you great leverage when dealing with your insurance company. We have negotiated with the most insurance companies, including, state farm, farmers, American Family, Travelers, Geico, Hartford, Allstate, and others. Early identification of all potential damage is important but the key to receiving a full and fair settlement is conveying that information to the insurance company. All areas of concern should be documented early in the process and adjusters tend to be more thorough if there is an outside expert along along during their inspection.
Call us today at MN: 952-985-5458 | CO: 303-991-2487 or contact us via Web Form if you would like a Field Supervisor to evaluate your properties or meet with a representative from your insurance company.