Hiring an insulation contractor may add to your project price, but it can be worth the investment. The work will be guaranteed, and you'll be sure you're getting the most R-value for your money.
You should hire a contractor if:
Finding a qualified contractor
The best way to find a qualified insulation professional is to ask family, friends and neighbors who have recently hired contractors. You can also call local homebuilders to ask which insulation companies they prefer to work with.
If you live in the Alliant Energy service territory, you can use our online Dealer Locator to find energy-smart insulation experts in your area.
As with any other home contractor, ask for estimates from several companies, and get a firm bid before signing a contract. Each company might suggest a different type of insulation, but the recommendations for R-value should be consistent. Some good questions to ask include: