2016 EBSCO Research Best Pick

Southland Insulators

1st year as a Best Pick

  • A-Rated
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  • Verified General Liability
  • Verified Workers' Comp

With our extensive training and certification, we have acquired a level of building-science knowledge that puts Southland at the forefront of problem-solving for homeowners. With more than 28 years in operation, we have earned a reputation as a leader in our industry. Our Fifth Fuel Division focuses exclusively on existing homes.

Gerald Palmer | President

Areas Served:

Washington, DC

  • Services Offered
    Southland Insulators offers residential and commercial insulation services, attic air-sealing, and attic ventilation system installation. The company uses spray foam to create unvented attics and crawl spaces. Southland Insulators also offers energy audits.
  • Awards & Certifications
    The company is accredited by the Building Performance Institute.
  • Company History
    Southland Insulators was founded in 1986 by Gerald and Nancy Palmer. Both founders are still active in the day-to-day management of the family-owned company.
  • Product Information
    The company installs a variety of insulation types, including cellulose insulation, fiberglass batt and blown insulation, and both open- and closed-cell spray foam.
  • Licenses

Select Quotes from Customer Interviews

A selection of 369 homeowner reviews:


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They were very quick, they were on time, and they were extremely clean. They insulated my attic and the space underneath my sunroom addition. They did spray foam and filled the space. In the summer, it hasn't been as hot upstairs and in the sunroom. I would recommend them. I would definitely give them an A+, for sure.
Southland Insulators did a real good job. They insulated my entire ceiling. It took a couple of hours. They did an excellent job, they cleaned up after themselves, and they protected all of my house.
We did use Southland Insulators, and it went well. They did as advertised. The technique they used in the upper garage was to poke holes in the wall that shared the other side of the master bedroom, spray insulation, and fill it in. Our bedroom doesn't have cold air coming through, and it's not burning up hot now in the summertime. It was effective. They deserve an A. It was the best-case scenario—it worked out well.
I would rate Southland Insulators high on everything. I was pleased.
It was really good. They were very careful, they were very clean, and they paid attention to what they were doing. The supervisor was very aware of the little idiosyncrasies in our home. It was a really positive experience—I would hire Southland Insulators again. They blew insulation between our first and second floor. They were recommended by a remodeler we know that we trust. I think they did an A-rate job.
I liked that the technicians came when they said they were going to and charged what they said they were going to. They insulated an attic. Their customer service was fine. I've used them before. They were excellent.
What stood out to me was specifically that the gentleman we worked with had good knowledge of using a hybrid of foam in a conventional spray insulation. They did our basement band boards in our old, 1890s home. It was an old section of stone wall, and they also insulated better in our attic. Cooling our house, we have noticed that the air conditioner isn't kicking on as much. We would recommend the gentleman we worked with. We have an 1890s construction, and he was able to understand which insulation solutions were best for our existing structure.
They did a great job. Southland Insulators did fantastic work.
Working with Southland Insulators was positive from the beginning—their quick return of my phone call, the scheduling, and the on-time arrival to do the work. They accomplished it in a very quick time without any delays. They were just a very professional company to deal with. I've had them out twice over the past few years. One job was the main attic, and one was over the garage. Then, I had a wall insulated in my family room. They're an A+ service.
The people from Southland Insulators were very professional, timely, and knowledgeable. They insulated our attic, and I would call it A-rate work.

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