Reviewing the Contract for Your Insulation Project

After you’ve found a local insulation company that meets your standards, it’s time to ask for a written contract. This contract should include details like the price of the job and the date when it will be completed. In addition to reading the contract in full, make sure you understand all the terms and restrictions before you sign it. The contract should protect your home or business and your interests, as well as those of the insulation company. You should never sign an incomplete estimate.

Don’t be afraid to make specific requests regarding the content of your insulation contract. For example, you might want to include issues that aren’t in most other types of contracts, such as protections against damage that could potentially occur during the insulation installation.

When you’ve reached an agreement, both you and the contractor should sign and date the contract. When the work is complete, do a final inspection together and check to see that your expectations were met.

 

Take Steps to Streamline Your Insulation Project

Professional insulation companies are able to handle the major and minor aspects of their work, but there are steps you can take to prepare for their arrival and make the job go more smoothly. You may even cut down on the amount of hours you’re billed for or the possibility of damage to your home and belongings.

  • Keep children and pets away from the work areas while the job is in progress.
  • Before the work begins, remove all indoor and outdoor furniture, decorations, and movable objects from the work area. Anything that can’t be removed from the work area should be moved to a part of the house that’s out of the workers’ way. You may also want to temporarily store any expensive items that are in high-traffic areas to prevent them from being broken.
  • Provide adequate clearance and parking space for work trucks. Some insulation companies have large work trucks that require more clearance or parking space than average vehicles. Contact the company before the scheduled start date and ask them how many work vehicles will need parking space and whether the vehicles are oversized.