Maine Revised Statutes

§1482. Residential insulation contract

No person shall install insulation in any existing residence for compensation without providing the owner or lessee in advance with a written contract which shall include, but not be limited to, the following provisions which shall be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in the contract: [1977, c. 660, (NEW).]

1. Resistance factor.  The resistance factor of the insulation per inch and the thickness in inches to be installed;
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2. Type of insulation.  The type of insulation to be installed;
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3. Area covered.  An estimate of the square footage of area to be covered;
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4. Degree of flammability.  The degree of flammability of the insulation;
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5. Method of installation.  The method of installation to be used;
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6. Type of ventilation.  The type of ventilation to be installed. If no ventilation is to be installed, the contract shall so state;
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7. Guarantee against settling.  Whether the installed insulation is guaranteed against settling and, if so, for how long and to what degree; if not, the contract shall so state;
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8. Type of vapor barrier.  The type of vapor barrier to be installed. If no vapor barrier is to be installed, the contract shall so state;
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9. Areas to be insulated.  The areas of the dwelling to be insulated;
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10. Changes required.  Any construction, reconstruction or structural changes required to install the insulation;
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11. Work following insulation.  Any restoration, finishing or cleanup work to be performed following the installation of insulation;
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12. Provisions of warranties.  The provisions of all warranties;
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13. Names.  The name, business address and owner of the firm providing the goods and services provided herein; and
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14. Use of urea formaldehyde insulation.  If urea formaldehyde insulation is to be installed, the following information:
A. A warning that urea formaldehyde may cause the occupants to experience harmful side effects, including respiratory problems, dizziness, nausea, eye and throat irritations and cancer; [1983, c. 681, §2 (NEW).]
B. Disclosure that allergic symptoms may develop anywhere from a few days to more than 6 months after installation; and [1983, c. 681, §2 (NEW).]
C. Disclosure whether the contractor will take corrective action if an allergic reaction develops. [1983, c. 681, §2 (NEW).]
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SECTION HISTORY
1977, c. 660, (NEW). 1979, c. 154, (AMD). 1983, c. 681, §§1,2 (AMD).