May 19th, 2020 | Updated on June 25th, 2022
Insulation is very important for homes and commercial establishment. Spray foam (SPF) is a highly effective insulation for various establishments and highly sought after.
Making good money from this highly sought-after service requires knowing what to expect in the market.
This article is going to enlighten you on some of the frequently asked questions about commercial spray foam to expect from potential customers.
1. What Makes You A Great SPF Contractor?
Expect customers to ask about your experience and industry knowledge. For better quality and service, you have to focus on customers in nearby areas. Dealing with local customers allows developing a closer relationship.
Equally important is to invest in appropriate equipment including a mobile rig to reach customers’ locations.
Additionally, customers prefer working with contractors with membership to professional organizations including:
- Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
- Spray Foam World Wide
- Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
- National Association of Home Builders
- Is SPF applied to any surface?
Spray polyethylene foam applies to nearly any surface. This is possible after cleaning, drying, and eliminating dust and oil from the surface.
Keep in mind that SPF might have trouble sticking to slick surfaces and those with particular polyethylene liners.
You have to prepare some extremely slick or smooth surfaces before applying SPF. Fortunately, SPF adheres seamlessly to any surface that can be painted.
2. Does SPF Save Money On The Property?
One of the benefits for a contractor to buy spray foam rigs is to reach a large number of customers in various locations. Spray foam insulation is very popular for saving property owners a lot of money.
Appropriate insulation lowers the HVAC system requirements saving a lot of money in equipment and monthly energy bills. Additionally, the tight spray foam seal eliminates the need for a vapor barrier saving property owners a lot of money.
3. Does SPF Installation Damage Pipes And Wires?
Installation of SPF by a professional and experienced contractor can’t damage any wires or pipes on the property.
This explains the need for property owners to rely on reputable contractors like you. Keep in mind that spray foam is made by different manufacturers.
So, you have to mind about their installation processes and procedures of each product. Appropriate industry experience and expertise of the contractor is necessary to ensure SPF installation without damage to the customers’ property.
4. Do You Install SPF On The Site With Other Contractors?
The rule of thumb is for other contractors to stay out of the site before installing SPF and 12 hours after completing the installation.
Professional SPF contractors use respiratory protection to limit exposure to atomized airborne chemicals that might cause permanent respiratory damage.
When handling a large project, you can use to create safe or no-entry zones for other contractors using danger signs, polyethylene walls, and ventilation fans.
5. Does SPF Boost Home Resale Value?
Appropriate insulation offered by SPF saves property owners a lot. With less requirements on the HVAC system, property owners enjoy lower monthly utility bills.
The high energy costs are making running and maintaining a property or home very expensive. Insulating a property with spray foam puts a tight seal in place to limit the entry of air, moisture, and water.
6. Does Spray Foam Boost Soundproofing In Walls And Ceilings?
Although spray foam doesn’t technically absorb sound, it makes a wonderful sound deadening material.
The foam creates a seamless air barrier blocking the transmission of sound in walls and ceilings.
Application of spray foam on interior walls muffles sound travel to maintain privacy in offices, homes, schools, hospitals, and libraries.
Installing SPF on very hard surfaces reduces sound by preventing echo. Rooms with concrete walls and flows with heavy machinery running are usually very noisy.
This results from the sound made by the equipment bouncing off the concrete surfaces. Applying spray foam on these surfaces reduces echo to prevent the transfer of sound.
Closed-cell SPF is expanding sealant to caulk large gaps where sound might pass while preventing the transfer of moisture, air, and allergens.
7. How To Tell A Contractor Has Done A Great Job?
Professional SPF contractors need the appropriate equipment to do a great job. Completing the project might require a blower door test using infrared cameras and smoke wands.
These are to test for air seal while identifying possible missed areas during the installation. The blower door test is for depressurizing the property by blowing indoor air.
The pressure difference between indoor and outdoor makes airflow in cubic feet per minute.
This airflow measurement determines the air change rate measured in air changes per hour. It is the time taken for home air volume to get replaced.
Spray foam insulation is becoming popular among property owners for its immense benefits including saving on maintenance costs.
Contractors need to prepare to handle customers’ projects with the right equipment including mobile rigs. Equally important is to understand what clients are going to ask you before handling their projects.