Framed Wall Insulation Background
Older homes without effective wall insulation allow excessive heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer. Insulating walls is a highly effective way to improve your home’s performance. It can reduce your heating and cooling bills, improve comfort with less drafts, and help your home meet increasing performance expectations. If you are undertaking a remodel or renovation project where drywall or exterior siding is removed, conventional insulating techniques can be used. Otherwise, there are two strategies for installing wall insulation. One is to remove the existing wall cladding and install continuous rigid foam insulation under the new cladding. The other option is to use "drill and fill" in which holes are drilled in either the exterior siding or the interior drywall, insulation is installed through the holes, then the holes are patched and finished.
Tips to Sell Quality Installed Home Improvements
Home Improvement Expert is a valuable tool for organizations committed to quality installed work. The following tips help optimize the value of this tool when selling home improvements:
Trust Matters: Inform homeowners how your work conforms to this world-class expert guidance. Recommend they visit the DOE website as evidence these are indeed official best practices.
Knowledge Matters: Take advantage of the Building America Solution Center as a resource for becoming an expert on these projects.
Clarity Matters: Tell prospective clients to contrast your expert-recommended best practices with other contractors.
Value Matters: Advise prospective clients to insist other bids also include these checklists to ensure equivalent quality work.
Message Matters: Showcase on your website and marketing materials that your company uses the highest quality best practices specified on HIE Checklists.
Experiences Matter: Provide visual evidence contrasting the difference between poor and high quality work such as infrared images; pre- and post-energy bills; short and long warranties; and simple charts and graphics depicting performance advantages.