Insulation Services

Idaho’s Top-Rated Insulation Company

Family Owned & Operated – Serving Boise, Meridian, & Treasure Valley

See a full list of the services we offer below.


attic insulation install
new construction insulation
floor insulation
crawlspace vapor barrier
solar attic fan install
attic insulation removal
wall insulation retrofit
the perfect attic

Not sure what you need, or ready for a quote?

Our Home Insulation Experts

Home Comfort Expert & Company Owner

Jacob Shapiro

I’ll be the person you meet when you schedule an inspection, making cost-effective recommendations based on building science principles and best-practice install techniques.

LEAD INSTALLER & CO-OWNER

Hayden Shapiro

As a co-owner and co-founder of the business, Hayden is the lead on every project we work on. If you have a question on install day, he has the answer.

INSTALL TEAM MEMBER

Micah Moberly

The newest member of our install team and a recent graduate of Boise Bible College, Micah brings a strong attention to detail and positive attitude to each and every project.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Some common signs that you need more 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.

My floors aren’t insulated – should they be?

Short answer: it depends. In our climate in the Boise area floors are typically a smaller source of energy loss in your home than your attic and walls and whether or not your floors are insulated will really only make a noticeable difference during the colder months. The most reliable way to tell whether or not insulating your floors is worth the expense is what we like to call the “foot test”. Walk around your house barefoot in the winter – if your feet are cold enough that you’d rather be wearing socks or slippers, then insulating your floors is the right move. If your feet are comfortable, it’s probably not a worthwhile investment.

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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