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Insulation and Weatherization FAQ

What areas in Louisiana do you service?
New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Slidell, West Bank and All surrounding areas.

Are you licensed?
Fontenot Insulation is fully licensed and Insured and maintains a $1 million commercial general liability insurance policy and workers comp. LA license #556199

How long does it take to install spray foam installation?
Most jobs take 1-2 days depending on the project size

Is spray foam insulation expensive?
Spray foam insulation is more expensive than other types of insulation.
Fontenot Insulation offers all types of insulation to fit any budget.

How much insulation should I have in my home?
This question has many answers, depending on where you are insulating and what product you are using. Energy.gov is a great source of information to help answer this question for you or just give us a call we will be happy to help.

Can I add insulation to the existing insulation in my attic?
Yes Yes Yes! This is usually the best way to make your home more energy efficient and Save Money!!

What type of insulation is the best?
This is another question with many answers, depending on where you are installing insulation and the budget of your project.

How do I know I’ll get the insulation level I want?
Depending on what type of insulation installed, insulation depth markers are most commonly used with Cellulose and Fiberglass.

How do I qualify for a Federal Tax Credit?
Save up to $500 on your federal taxes when you insulate your home.
Go to www.insulate.org or call 1-877-558-4558 for more info.

Does extra insulation help reduce air conditioning bills?
Absolutely! Keeping conditioned air in and hot humid air out will reduce those High electric bills in the summer

What is a home energy audit?
A home energy audit is one of the best ways to determine where your home is leaking and set you on the path to a energy efficient home.

How much more insulation should I install?
Depending on what is in your attic now determines how much insulation should be added.
Call for your free visual inspection and we will be happy to help determine how much insulation should be added to you attic floor.

How do I know the R-value of my current insulation?
This is determined by what type of insulation present in your attic and the thickness of the existing insulation.

What does R-value mean?
R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In theory, the higher the R-value, the greater that resistance. It’s just one of four key factors that determine the effectiveness of an insulation material.