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3 Insulation Installation Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make

Fall is just around the corner and temperatures are already dropping. That means you’ll soon be getting floods of calls for spray foam installations and repairs from both commercial and residential customers.

Unfortunately, it can be all-too-easy to make a mistake during this busy time of year. These mistakes can be costly not only for your customers but also for your business.

That said, here are three of the most common mistakes contractors make when installing insulation and how you can avoid making them yourself.

  1. Removing and replacing old insulation. Insulation isn’t like a roofing material; it shouldn’t be removed and replaced when the property owner needs more insulation. The only time old insulation should be removed and replaced is when there’s a mold problem or water damage that has directly impacted the property’s insulation. This is because old insulation materials contain asbestos. When those insulation materials are removed from the building they can release toxic particles into the air and make the property dangerous to be in. That said, new insulation ought to be added to the existing layer to better insulate the building.
  2. Using the wrong spray foam insulation equipment. When you’re a contractor, the quality of your work is everything. It’s your branding, your customer service, and your marketing all in one. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you’re using the right spray foam insulation equipment for the job. High-quality spray foam insulation equipment ensures there’s aren’t any gaps or flaws in your installation, which could compromise the energy efficiency and security of the property.
  3. Using the incorrect insulation. There are many different types of insulation that contractors can choose from. However, it’s recommended to use spray foam insulation for many different reasons. Spray foam is mold-resistant, weather-resistant, easy to install, and lasts for decades.

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