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Do I Need to Be Home When the Insulation is Delivered?
Pricewise Insulation recommends that you are onsite to receive your insulation order. Depending on how many bags you have ordered, these may arrive in bales. That is, several bags wrapped together in plastic. These can be rather difficult to move around the site, considering their sheer size and weight. In fact, one bale of insulation can weigh more than 70 kilograms. Purely from that side of things, it may be beneficial for you to be onsite to ensure that the driver leaves the insulation exactly where you want it. Being on site also gives you a chance to review exactly what has been delivered and reassure yourself that you have everything you need for the insulation installation.
Specific Instructions for the Courier if You Won’t Be On Site
If you are not able to be home or on site to receive the insulation delivery, then we’ll need specific instructions for the courier to know where to leave the insulation. It’s important that you notify us at the time of ordering if there is restricted vehicle access to the delivery address. If you have arranged for a third party to be onsite to receive the delivery, we recommend that you confirm the arrangement with them the day before. A quick message or phone call on the day can also ensure that the delivery goes as planned.
Keep Your Mobile Phone Handy
We always recommend that you are contactable in the time leading up to the insulation delivery to avoid unnecessary delays. Delays can occur for any number of reasons, for example the delivery driver arriving to a locked gate. If we are unable to contact you at the time, the driver may have no option but to return to the warehouse with your order and schedule a new delivery time. This may result in short to long delays, depending on how busy we are at the time. We can ask the driver to call you in advance of delivery, so having your correct mobile number will help to avoid any delays on that front.
Best Way to Move Insulation Bales Around the Site
If you are reasonably fit and you use the right technique, you should be able to move large insulation bales around quite easily. Lift the bale up together with another person so that it is standing upright. Then stand behind the bale and push it forward using your body weight. As the bale starts to “roll”, walk after it, pushing as you go to keep up the momentum. This usually works very well, unless of course the ground is very uneven. You might find then that it’s best to split open the bale and drag the bags inside individually. Be careful when splitting open the bale and don’t cut through the insulation bags themselves. You might find yourself carrying in a whole lot of loose insulation batts that have burst out of the compression packaged bags.