When having SPF insulation installed in your home or building, work with a trained professional spray foam contractor. Like many construction materials, installing SPF insulation requires planning and appropriate training.
Here are some considerations when selecting and working with an SPF contractor:
LOOK FOR AN SPF CONTRACTOR WITH EXPERIENCE AND CREDENTIALS
- SPF contractors can receive training through various organizations. For example, training is available through national non-profit associations like the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, the Air Barrier Association of America, other organizations like private training groups, as well as through some of the manufacturers of the SPF systems.
- In addition, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has a free SPF Chemical Health and Safety Training Program that is intended for contractors working with high-pressure, two-component SPF as well as low-pressure two-component SPF. Individuals who have successfully completed the CPI course can be verified at this website (See Check Applicator Status under New Training) using their Record of Completion ID numbers.
Ready to engage with a professional contractor?
Find an SPF Contractor or Supplier
This link will take you to the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance Membership Directory where you can search for a trained professional contractor. SPFA is home to the SPFA Professional Certification Program for spray foam applicators and others in the SPFA business.
Consumer Safety Resources
This link will take you to the Insulation Contractors Association of America where you can search for a trained professional contractor.
Your contractor should be able to advise you on the following:
- Where to install SPF insulation in your home or building
- What type of SPF insulation best fits your needs
- What to expect throughout each stage of the installation
- When you can return home after installation is complete
- Other safety precautions and technical specifications for the specific products being installed
- How to take advantage of local and federal utility rebates or tax credits