Spray Foam Insulation
Every day, homeowners, renovators, and builders [commercial and residential] are searching for the best deal on spray foam insulation. When the search results come up, they find many companies advertising spray foam insulation for $0.99 per square foot. This price seems like a great deal until you get into the details and the risks.
In order for a spray foam insulation company in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or the Gulf Coast to install spray foam insulation for $0.99 per square foot, they have to cut corners in one or more areas to make the math work – cheap labor/inexperienced installers, not installing to the contracted depth [you pay for 2 inches, but get 1.5 inches], not spraying areas that should be, or using a low-quality spray foam.
The True Cost Of Spray Foam Insulation
Installing spray polyurethane foam is both a science and an art. Since spray foam insulation comes as a two-part mix that is blended and applied on site, the installers must understand how to properly adjust the spray foam machine to account for temperature, humidity, and more. The spray foam installers must also be highly trained in the application process to ensure prescribed insulation depth is achieved and installed correctly for the area being sprayed.
Every spray foam company in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or the Gulf Coast for that matter, pays roughly the same price for their spray foam. Yes, some brands of spray foam are slightly cheaper than others, but much like buying a steak, you get what you pay for. If you want high-quality spray foam that is going to stand the test of time, then buying the best is the only choice.
What this means that the base cost per square foot for the material is going to be roughly the same, no matter which spray foam company you choose to do business with. Where the biggest value resides outside of the brand of spray foam is the quality of the installation.
Highly trained, experienced spray foam installers are very hard to find, and they can be expensive. Some companies are fine with throwing an inexperienced spray foam installer on the gun, so they can save a lot of money on labor costs. This approach may save some money in the short run, but it can be very costly in the long run due to improperly installed foam, uneven insulation depth, incomplete jobs, a bad mix ratio on the machine, and more.
Maintaining a spray foam installation rig and installers is an expensive endeavor. A high-quality spray foam installation trailer/truck can cost $75,000 and up. Proper maintenance of the spray foam machine and related equipment, so it continues to run properly is also costly. Then there is the cost of proper insurance on the equipment, staff, etc..
You may be saying to yourself “What do I care about all these costs? I just want the lowest price on spray foam insulation.” Well, when a company does all of the above correctly, and installs your spray foam insulation properly, the first time, you will ultimately save more money in the long run.
Fixing A Bad Spray Foam Job Is Expensive!
Every day the list of homeowners, renovators, and builders that have been burned by a bad 99 cent spray foam job grows. And, every day these good folks end up paying thousands of dollars more to fix the problems created by the bad spray foam job. Worse, many of the 99 cent spray foam companies will accept no responsibility for their deficient work or will make it beyond impossible to get your spray foam job fixed in a timely manner.
What is the value of your time? How much time can you afford to waste trying to get a bad spray foam job fixed? How long can you keep rescheduling other trades that need access to your home or building as you wait for your bad spray foam job to be fixed? How much are you willing to pay to have a bad $0.99 per square foot spray foam job fixed?
These are all questions you need to ask yourself BEFORE you sign a spray foam insulation contract. Other questions you should be asking are: How long has this company been spraying foam insulation? What kind of reviews do they have? Does it feel like I am being rushed into signing a contract? And, was your salesperson knowledgeable and experienced in spray foam insulation?
Examples of Bad Spray Foam Jobs We Were Called To Fix
Do It Right The First Time!
There is a very simple way to make sure you don’t run into all the problems mentioned above, and that is to make sure you do your spray foam insulation correctly, right from the beginning. This is a pretty easy process – Choose the right spray foam insulation company at the very beginning.
Diversified Energy has been involved in the spray polyurethane foam market for over a decade, and has installed spray foam on thousands of houses and commercial applications around Louisiana and the Gulf South.
Diversified Energy’s spray foam sales consultants have multiple BPI certifications, and truly understand the building science involved with including spray foam insulation in your new construction or renovation project.
Diversified Energy employs the finest spray foam installation technicians in the entire Gulf South. Our installers are truly masters of their craft and take great pride in the quality of their work. Our installers know that we hold them to a higher standard than any other company in the region, and they never fail to meet or exceed the high bar we have set.
Diversified Energy operates on what we call the “lagniappe principle” when it comes to the installation depth of your spray foam insulation. Where other companies will cut corners, or install foam at less-than-contracted depths, our installers know that it is better to give our clients “a little something extra” than to cut corners or short them on installed insulation depth.
Diversified Energy also offers a wide variety of insulation options, so you are not just pigeonholed into a single insulation type. Just like there is a correct tool for every job, there is correct insulation for every application.
Diversified Energy is also the go-to spray foam insulation company when it comes to fixing other spray foam company’s mistakes and shoddy work. We fix other company’s bad spray foam jobs on dozens of homes every year.
Examples DE Spray Foam Jobs Done Right
Wrapping It Up
When it comes to spray foam insulation, you can hire Diversified Energy first, and have your insulation installed correctly. Or, like so many other folks, you call us to fix the problems from one of the $0.99 per square foot spray foam insulation companies.