TITLE 6
Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

CHAPTER 6-38
Insulation Contracts

SECTION 6-38-4


§ 6-38-4 Contract provisions.

Contracts provided under the provisions of this chapter must include, but may not be limited to, the following:

(1) The type of insulation as defined in § 6-38-2, the manufacturer, and the commercial brand name, if any. Under this provision, any insulation contractor intending to install a ureaformaldehyde insulation product must conspicuously include within any contract required under the provisions of this chapter the following notice in its entirety:

"CAUTION: Under some conditions ureaformaldehyde insulation may cause the release of formaldehyde gas into living areas and the development of adverse health effects. Continued exposure to formaldehyde can cause nausea and vomiting, respiratory difficulties, headaches, eye irritation, and allergic reactions. The symptoms may develop anywhere from a few days to more than six (6) months after the gas is released. This notice of caution shall be acknowledged by the purchaser by signifying in an appropriate box that the purchaser has read and understands the nature and terms of the notice, provided, however, that the acknowledgment shall not constitute a waiver of any rights pursuant to the contract.";

(2) The resistance factor of the insulation per product inch and the thickness in inches of the insulation to be installed;

(3) The degree of flammability of those properties. Under this provision, any insulation contractor intending to install a polyurethane-based insulation product must conspicuously include within any contract required under the provisions of this chapter the following notice in its entirety:

"NOTICE In the event of fire, a urethane-based product, if burned, can emit a highly toxic and deadly gas.";

(4) The area to be insulated as calculated in square feet, and a generic description of the area to be insulated, i.e., walls, roof, and/or floors;

(5) The method by which the insulation contractor intends to install the insulation;

(6) The type of ventilation to be installed in the insulated area. If no ventilation is to be installed, the contract must state this or must state that no ventilation is required and the reasons for the statement must be provided;

(7) The type of vapor barrier to be installed. If no vapor barrier is to be installed, the contract must state this or must state that no vapor barrier is required and the reasons for the statement must be provided;

(8) A guarantee against product settling or a statement as to the maximum percentage by which the insulation product can be expected to settle and over what period of time the settling can take place;

(9) A detailed description of structural changes required to install insulation and an estimate of the cost of those changes. If no structural changes are required, the contract must state this;

(10) A statement of the insulation contractor's intent to complete all work necessary to restore the structure and surrounding area to its condition prior to commencement of installation of insulation;

(11) The provisions of all product and installer warranties; and

(12) The name, business address, and owner of the firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association providing the goods and services as described in the contract.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 194, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 273, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 27.)