Contact Us & FAQ

Here are the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions:

How do I tell if I need more insulation? Will more insulation help my situation?

Some common signs of inadequate insulation are:

  • large temperature difference between upper and lower floor
  • AC/heater can’t keep your house comfortable
  • one area of your house is especially hot/cold
  • frost/snow on your roof melts before your neighbors
  • your energy bills are higher than expected
What type of insulation do you install?

We typically install loosefill and batt fiberglass insulation, but we can install cellulose insulation on request (though we don’t recommend it, for a wide variety of reasons). We also partner with another insulation company that installs a specialized injection spray foam for existing walls as a retrofit application.

Is fiberglass or cellulose insulation better?

This is a long-standing debate in the insulation industry that takes a lot more than a couple of lines to fully explain (you can watch a 20 minute video we made on the topic here), but the short answer is that modern fiberglass insulation is a much better choice than cellulose in the vast majority of cases.

Do you install spray foam insulation?

We do not install spray foam insulation unless it’s a component of a larger insulation project, in which case the spray foam portion of work is subcontracted to Precision Foam Idaho. If you only need spray foam insulation, we recommend contacting Precision Foam directly.

Do you work on new construction?

We always enjoy working on designing and installing insulation systems in custom homes! If you’re building a new home or addition yourself or are a custom builder working with a client, you can send building plans to quote@208insulate.com for a full project quote within 72 hours.

We do not work on any mass-built new construction or tract housing developments.

Should my attic fan be running in the winter or should I get a temperature switch installed?

We typically recommend against installing a temperature switch on attic fans in the Southern Idaho climate because adequate attic ventilation is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. The purpose of all attic ventilation, whether active or passive, is to make your attic airspace as connected as possible with the outdoors while still protecting it from rain and snow. During the summer the purpose of this is clear – keep the attic temperature and humidity as close to the outdoors as possible so that your insulation isn’t overwhelmed by excessive attic heat or moisture (under-ventilated attics often reach temperatures above 160F on sunny summer days). During the winter, this attic-outdoor connection serves the exact same purpose – reducing the build-up of humidity that escapes from your living space and bringing down the attic temperature to prevent ice damming, which can do serious damage to even a brand new roof.

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208-917-3177
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