Pest Control Contractors Operating Without Insulation Contractors License
It has come to the attention of industry personnel and ICAA that certain pest control contractors are installing thermal insulation in attics without acquiring an insulation contractors license to install insulation or perform contracting work.
In California, the state administers a test to insulation contractors as part of its licensing requirement. As attics can get awfully complicated, consumers should hire an experienced licensed insulation contractor.
ICAA-member professional insulation contractors devote their time to insulation contracting services and focus on energy conservation and comfort. Proper installation is essential for insulation to perform properly. Knowledge of vapor retarders, air infiltration, ventilation, recessed lighting, and water pipes are just a few of the areas critical to installation techniques. Licensed, professional insulation contractors have access to a wide variety of training, are familiar with local codes and regulations, and can offer guidance about the type and amount of insulation to be used.
For a comprehensive listing of insulation contractors licensed under the California State Licensing Board, please visit the California Contractors State License Board. Also, license numbers issued by the CSLB should appear in contractors’ advertising.
For other states, check the licensing board to determine if your insulation contractor is licensed to install insulation.