Looking for answers? At Installed Building Products of Miami, we feel that informed consumers make for stronger clients. Read below to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about insulation, residential gutters, and more!
For insulation or gutter services in the Miami, Florida area, contact IBP of Miami today! Give us a call at (305) 929-8657 or contact us online to learn more.
Home Insulation FAQs
What is the best insulation type?
When it comes to insulation, there is no real “best” product that is always the right choice. Which insulation you need depends on required R-values, where the insulation will be installed, and whether or not you have existing insulation. For example, closed-cell spray foam is excellent for filling cracks and crevices, whereas blown-in fiberglass can be the superior choice for filling interior walls.
How do I know if I need more insulation?
Do you deal with high energy costs and frequent drafts in your home, or are you looking to boost your home comfort levels? The best way to answer your question is to get your current insulation evaluated by an insulation contractor—this is especially true if it has been years since your last inspection.
What is “green” insulation?
Saying that insulation is green is another way of calling it environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly insulation includes insulation that is made up of recycled materials or sustainable materials. The best examples include denim insulation, sheep wool insulation, and recycled cellulose.
How much does insulation cost?
Current national averages place insulation costs at roughly $0.64 – $1.19 per square foot. The price is heavily impacted by the insulation type, the quality of the materials, and the contractors involved.
Where should I have insulation installed?
Critical areas that require insulation include attic spaces, crawlspaces and basements, interior walls, and around your ductwork to minimize energy loss.
Why are gutters important?
Gutters provide defense against rain and other forms of precipitation for your home’s roof, exterior walls, windows, foundation, and siding. Essentially a good gutter system will divert water away from your home, preventing moisture intrusion and material erosion. Correctly installed gutters can add years to your roof’s lifespan!
What are seamless gutters?
Seamless gutters are custom built gutters that are assembled on-site before installation. The finished product is more visually attractive since it lacks the obvious seams of standard gutters. Additionally, the lack of seams provides more structural integrity to your gutter system and increases product longevity.
Are gutter guards worth it?
Absolutely. Gutter guards prevent standing debris from accumulating in your gutters, which is the leading cause of corrosion and rust in gutter systems. Additionally, it saves the homeowner considerably by making gutter maintenance much less frequent and far safer.
When should I have new gutters installed?
Aluminum gutters carry a typical lifespan of 20 years, with copper gutters lasting up to 50 or longer. Keep a careful eye on your gutters and look for signs of discoloration, rust, cracking, or sagging to know when to replace your Miami gutters.
Shelving and Closet FAQs
Does IBP Miami offer custom shelving?
We do. IBP of Miami is proud to offer excellent custom shelving and storage so that you can enjoy a great combination of functionality and space efficiency, and you get to enjoy beautiful shelving.
What are the benefits of custom shelving and storage?
With custom options, you get all of the storage space you need, and you get to decide what the finished product looks like and how it incorporates into your home. Custom products also have an advantage over prefab in that they tend to be made of better materials, meaning they’re a sounder investment long-term.