Has hiring a contractor to insulate your home or office building been on your to-do list for the new year? Maybe you’ve heard of spray foam insulation and are thinking this is a good solution for your needs.
Before you make an appointment with a spray foam contractor in Sacramento, CA, brush up on what spray foam insulation is and what types of tasks you can expect the professional you hire to perform.
What is spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation has developed a good reputation for being more effective than other types of insulation because it can expand to fill hard-to-reach places, as well as other areas where you would need insulation for warmth or sound proofing. It is applied without seams, allowing for a tight seal.
After installation, it forms a barrier against hot and cold air to prevent them from entering your home or business, and also lowers the amount of dust and pollen that can enter.
Spray foam insulation can be used in new buildings during their construction, but it can also be applied in existing homes or businesses to fill in areas where the current insulation is unable to reach, or in crevices that may have opened up over time as the home or business settled into place.
What tasks will the insulation contractor perform?
Before performing the installation, the professional you hire will discuss where you would like the insulation installed, what tasks they will perform to complete the installation and any safety precautions or other information you should know about the insulation being installed.
Then they will cover and tape over exposed surfaces accordingly to ensure that other surfaces do not get sprayed. They will also make sure the home or building is properly ventilated before installation, which may require opening windows and ensuring that fans are in place.
They will make sure that items such as laundry machines, water heaters and furnaces are turned off in the area being sprayed, as well as in neighboring rooms and behind adjoining walls.
During the installation, the contractor will wear proper protective gear, which will incorporate eye protection, gloves and full-length clothing. They may be equipped with a respirator, depending on the nature of the job.
After completing their work, the contractor will clean the work area thoroughly so that residents, employees or contractors not equipped with protective gear can enter safely. They will be aware of the proper storage and disposal procedures to ensure safe removal of all materials used.
Now that you have a fuller picture of what you can expect when working with a spray foam contractor in Sacramento, CA, you might be feeling ready to make an appointment or to have some final questions answered first.
At 5 Star Performance Insulation, Inc., we offer a wide range of insulation products, including spray-in-place soy-based polyurethane foam, closed cell and open cell, all borate stabilized cellulose, spray-in-place, blow-in, drill and fill, dense pack, denim batts and more. We pride ourselves on our high-quality work and customer service and have received an Angie’s List Super Service Award for six years running, more than all other local commercial and residential insulation contractors. Call us today to schedule a consultation!