We want you to get to know us and our products. We want you to ask questions about our credentials and safety procedures. We are here, as spray foam insulation contractors, to give you facts about insulation.
While few people would argue about the benefits of insulation, the topic is still one that leaves many homeowners confused. Dozens of varieties exist, from the old-fashioned pink stuff to environmentally-friendly cellulose to spray foam insulation. It might be tempting to throw up your hands and go with what you’re most familiar with, but with a little research, you can make a wise investment that will save you thousands of dollars over the course of your home’s life.
Spray foam insulation is by far the most energy-efficient insulation on the market, and that efficiency extends beyond its ability to keep homes at comfortable, consistent temperatures without running an HVAC unit all day. Spray foam also air seals, preventing the infiltration of extreme outdoor temperatures as well as the escape of conditioned indoor air, and it protects homes from moisture damage like mold and mildew, strengthening a building’s structural integrity.
However, spray foam alone comes in many varieties, and that makes homeowners vulnerable to misinformation by less than forthright contractors. The neighbor of a client, for example, hired contractors to install spray foam beneath her house without understanding that closed cell spray foam, not open cell, is the best choice for crawl spaces.
Because sub-flooring is particularly susceptible to water damage caused by damp earth, closed cell’s texture, which is water impermeable, offers the most protection. These contractors had used open cell, which allows moisture passage, making it ideal for attics and walls where homeowners would need to know about leaks, but not for crawl spaces.
Phyllis Gaines, a recent client from New Orleans, reached out to Sunlight Contractors as well as several of our competitors to get bids on spray foam installation for her crawl space. She was surprised by the wealth of information that we provided, not only about the product, but also about licensing, bonding, and the business of insulation installation.
“It was an abundance of resource, all of which I truly appreciated,” Gaines says. “None of the other companies that sent me a bid sent me any info, and interestingly they offered the lowest bid of all four that I received.”
That’s because we strive to offer our clients more than a good deal. We’re in this business because we believe energy efficiency provides a better lifestyle. We believe that by informing our clients of their options, we’re not only making their lives more comfortable but more sustainable.
Sustainability and energy efficiency depend on using the right tool for the job, and finding the right tool requires a little research. When seeking a bid on an insulation job, make sure that the contractors you deal with actually know which insulation is appropriate for your building. Hiring contractors who are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau is a good place to start. Look at reviews on Angie’s List and Rate-A-Biz. Be sure that the contractors you hire have relevant licenses and certifications.
At Sunlight Contractors, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest energy efficiency products. We have an SPFA-certified Master Spray Foam Installer on every job, and we’re licensed by the Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors as well as the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. In short, we offer Louisiana homeowners from Baton Rouge to New Orleans the very best insulation services at the very best rates.
No other energy solutions provider can offer the savings and services that Sunlight Contractor does. From evaluations and estimates to energy conservation and production, we’re your one stop shop for energy efficiency. Call or email Sunlight Contractors today to learn more about energy solutions that will save your business money while conserving energy.
Main Office: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 2323 Bainbridge St #110, Kenner, LA 70062 (504) 222-2082
New Orleans location: Sunlight Contractors, LLC 650 Poydras St, Suite 1400, Rm 33, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 302-0058
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