Contractors should have a safety protocol in place for both workers and consumers, be licensed and insured, and have good quality references, to name a few. When it comes to spray foam, there are a few characteristics that are unique to the sector that you should keep an eye out for.
There are a lot of fly-by-night spray foam contractors out there. They have minimal training and even less experience, which in our industry always ends horribly. That is why every spray foam contractor should at least have these qualities.
Spray foam insulation is influenced by weather conditions to some extent. If not properly monitored, it can result in poor insulation. If your contractor shows up on a rainy day, you should probably ask if spraying is permitted. Find a different contractor if he says everything is alright but does nothing to restrict the spray area. He doesn’t know polyurethane application well enough yet.
Moisture and humidity are sworn enemies of spray foam application, because one element of the polyurethane spray foam mixture reacts with any quantity of moisture, no matter how minor, and anything above 80% humidity is suspect.
Examine his trailer to check if it is well-organized and contains relatively fresh equipment (within the previous ten years). This is significant since older pumps could spray off a high ratio without shutting down, resulting in a resin or isocyanate-rich foam. One of the most common causes of foam that stinks after installation, in my opinion, is this.
Good Quality References
Installing polyurethane spray foam in layers with no more than a two-inch increase at a time is required. This is because when the two components of 2lb spray foam mix, heat is created; if too much is applied, the foam might cook, causing fissures and lasting aromas. When asked how many passes are required to achieve an r20 rating on closed-cell 2lb foam, the response should be at least two passes for any 2lb foam on the market. If they suggest one pass will suffice, be skeptical; the best 2lb foams have an R6 per inch rating, which means you’ll need at least 3.5 inches to achieve an R20 rating.
These are, in my opinion, the most significant things to look out for in this business because they are the most important variables in having a good installation. A certified sprayer should be on the site for any contractor spraying foam. Before the job begins, request a ticket or documentation.
We want everyone to receive a high-quality product since poor installations harm our industry, the brand of our products, and you, the client.
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