Whether it is for new construction or renovation, it is important to choose the right insulation system. Indeed, it allows you to have more comfort and reduce your energy bill to save a little more. That’s why the choice of a professional should not be taken lightly. To avoid unpleasant surprises, this article will help you make the right choice.
Researching on the Internet
Choosing a craftsman who will perfectly meet the needs of a home can be challenging. That’s why the essential step is to search for information. To do this, you can consult several specialized sites on the Internet and go on discussion forums to look at the opinions of former customers. In addition, many sites offer directories of professionals on which customers leave their opinions. You can also directly consult the website of the company specializing in insulation work.
Ask for advice from friends and family.
Your friends and family may have used a craftsman recently or may know a trusted professional who is competent. That’s why asking for their advice is also a good idea. This will facilitate your choice in a certain sense. Indeed, you have the opportunity to see the work done.
Choose a professional you can trust
If you have already done work on your insulation system before, it is ideal to contact the professional again if you are satisfied with his work. However, selecting a professional is difficult if you don’t know anyone. In this case, here are some tips that will help you:
- Use a small team of professionals in insulation work;
- Make an appointment with several service providers to ask them some questions about their skills, the duration of the work, the cost of the services, etc.
- During the appointments, pay attention if the provider’s questions are related to your project. This shows their interest and thoroughness.
- Ask about the financial status of the company.
Choose certified craftsmen
Labels and certifications allow us to evaluate the good level and know-how of the professional. They also imply that the professional always performs work expertise before starting a project. In addition, you have the possibility to benefit from state aid as long as you use the services of a professional. It is awarded to craftsmen who are qualified to carry out energy renovation work. There is also the Qualibat certification which is awarded to building companies. It proves the credibility, reliability, and performance of the professional.
Ask for several estimates.
In general, the realization of insulation work is quite expensive. For this reason, it is recommended to ask for several estimates. This step is done after having selected several companies. Make sure to obtain detailed estimates mentioning the complete identity of the company, the mentioned Estimate, the brand and the type of material used, the delivery time, the payment terms, and the validity period,… You have to be careful with too attractive offers because they can mislead you on some points.
Check the insurances
To protect you, the craftsman must take out a “damage and construction” insurance policy, which is complementary to the ten-year guarantee. This guarantee covers the cost of work carried out during the ten-year guarantee period. Moreover, the professional must also subscribe to certain insurances such as:
- A professional liability insurance
- Multi-risk home insurance protects against certain unforeseen events, such as fire or water damage.
Do not hesitate to ask for a copy of the insurance contract and to verify that the insurer is well-recognized on the market. Don’t forget to look at the validity period and if in doubt, contact the insurance company.
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