Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Insulation Contracts

SECTION 6-38-2

§ 6-38-2. Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter:

(1) "Degree of flammability" means the rating of fire retardation of insulation products.

(2) "Insulation" means any product made of either cellular, granular, fibrous, or formaldehyde-based or polyurethane-based material that, through gas-filled voids within these materials, is designed to retard the passage of heat through the ceiling, roof, walls, or floor of a structure.

(3) "Insulation contractor" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association that advertises itself as, solicits as, or holds itself to be one that is primarily engaged in the business of installing insulation and that has gross receipts for the installation of insulation of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) or more for all labor, or four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) or more for all materials in any one calendar year.

(4) "Resistance factor" has the same meaning as "thermal resistance" as defined in the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Handbook of Fundamentals.

(5) "Vapor barrier" means any material specifically designed or intended for the purpose of restricting the passage of moisture through walls and ceilings and designed or intended to protect a structure against mildew, rot, peeling paints, and a breakdown of insulation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 194, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 27.)