How to avoid a spray foam insulation nightmare?
Spray foam insulation is growing in popularity among homeowners and builders. Its performance qualities offer homeowners the chance to create an air-tight home, minimize energy consumption as well as save some of their hard-earned cash.
The demand for this modern marvel has seen an increase in the unfortunate entry of unqualified spray foam contractors who can do more harm than good, including poor installation. So how can you avoid a spray foam insulation nightmare?
Industry association, the Spray Foam Coalition has spoken about the importance of working with a qualified professional contractor, emphasizing that spray foam is not a DIY product. The Spray Foam Coalition recommends that homeowners ask their spray foam contractors about their experience, training, insurance and licenses. As part of its role, the Spray Foam Coalition, an organization made up of spray foam-related companies, champions the use of spray polyurethane foam in building applications, its benefits and its safe application across the United States.
Spray foam insulation is a highly technical product that requires a trained professional to install, so the arguments around unqualified spray foam contractors have real weight behind them. Unqualified contractors can deliver poor results that do not meet the local energy codes and do not perform as the unsuspecting homeowner expects. These unqualified individuals not only tarnish the reputation of the product itself, but the industry as a whole. As one of the largest spray foam manufacturers in the industry, Icynene takes its training and licensing program incredibly seriously.
Icynene has always been a strong advocate of quality trained and licensed contractors and has specifically maintained a limited and select distribution strategy to have only the best contractors in their dealer community. By ensuring that you have selected a trained and licensed Icynene spray foam contractor, you can avoid a spray foam insulation nightmare and get on with enjoying the benefits this modern insulation solution provides all year round.