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Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that Insulation is installed in a manner consistent with all applicable building codes, manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, and acceptable construction practices.

Terms used in this document

►SITE SUPERINTENDENT: shall refer to any Company representative with authority to enforce this Scope of Work.
►SUBCONTRACTOR: shall refer to the Subcontractor's organization, its employees, or any representative of the Subcontractor assigned the authority to perform per this Scope of Work.

Acceptable Performance
► Insulation is divided into three phases: Floor, Wall, and Ceiling . While individual subcontractor does not necessarily work on every phase, all three phases are included in this Scope of Work. Payment will be made per each of the phases.
Insulation: General

► Insulation may be fiberglass, foam, blown-in cellulose or a combination of materials. Ask the Site Superintendent if there are questions about insulation application.
► Prior to beginning work the Subcontractor must review the plans with the Site Superintendent to ensure that the Subcontractor has a full understanding of the job requirements.
► All work is to be done by trained, experienced individuals.
► All insulation must meet or exceed the R-value specified in the applicable state energy code for single-family homes and FHA standards.
► All areas of penetration in the roof, siding, or floor, such as penetrations for plumbing, wiring, etc., shall be sealed.
► All areas of the walls, floors, and ceilings facing unheated areas shall be insulated. Vapor barriers, if installed, shall face areas heated in winter. Insulation shall be placed on the outside, or cold side, of pipes and ducts. Wall portions separating heated and unheated areas in houses shall be insulated. Insulation shall be stuffed in openings around ducts, pipes, and wires between heated and unheated areas. All openings in jacks and headers shall be stuffed with insulation to prevent air penetration at these areas.
► Batts shall be butted tightly and fastened snugly against framing members.
► Fasteners shall be installed so as to avoid gaps. Rips and tears in the vapor barrier shall be repaired.
► Insulation shall be cut approximately 1 inch larger than nonstandard width spaces. Cut edge of vapor barrier shall be fastened to framing members.
► Avoid over-compression of insulation material, which reduces the R-value.
► Insulation materials shall meet Company's specifications for type, brand, and R-value. Materials should be new, dry, undamaged, and stored to remain that way.
► All trash and building debris must be removed to the dumpster or to the site designated for trash.
► The Subcontractor is responsible for cleaning up all residual materials before the job will be accepted as complete.
► House shall be left clean and broom-swept for job to be considered complete.
► A letter certifying the R-values of the insulation must be furnished for each house. The letter should be in a format approved by FHA and VA.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

Insulation: Floor

► Unheated floor insulation shall be applied with the vapor barrier up.
► Floor insulation may be installed with pointed-end wire fasteners or wire lacing.

Insulation: Wall

► All areas behind tubs, showers, etc., whether on an exterior or interior wall, must be insulated.
► All bath walls shall be sound-insulated.

Fiberglass Insulation

► If fiberglass wall insulation is specified, all wall insulation shall be wallpaper-backed insulation with an appropriate or specified R-value.
► Insulation should be cut to fit snugly in wall areas without being compressed.
► Insulation cut short should have the gap filled with small pieces. Insulation should be stuffed in narrow areas between framing members and around windows and doors. These areas should be covered with vapor barrier material.
► Areas that cannot be insulated using normal batts, etc., because of size, shape, or installed fixtures or units shall be insulated by stuffing insulation around and in the areas. No area is to be left uninsulated.

Foam Insulation

► If foam insulation is specified, the foam will be of the appropriate mixture and depth to provide the specified R-value.
► Foam insulation shall be trimmed and ready for drywall installation.

Insulation: Ceiling

► All attic access areas shall have weather-stripping.
► All areas between walls and roof/ceilings and between panels shall be sealed.
► Baffleboards shall be installed as required to ensure adequate ventilation in attic area if eave vents are installed in house.
► To mitigate fire danger, do not cover recessed lighting fixtures with insulation.

Cellulose Insulation

► Ceiling insulation should cover as much of top wall plate as possible. Where eave venting is installed, leave a 1-inch gap between the top of the ceiling insulation and underside of the roof sheathing.
► All ceiling insulation will be blown-in insulation with a R-38 value, except for tray-ceiling and vaulted-ceiling insulation, which shall have R-38 value batts.
► The Subcontractor shall furnish one ruler per each 500 square feet of attic space with a minimum of three (3) rulers. Rulers must be readily visible in the attic.

Foam Insulation

► If foam insulation is specified, the foam will be of the appropriate mixture and depth to provide the specified R-value.

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