Like any type of construction or commercial equipment, the equipment and supplies needed to perform spray foam insulation or roofing jobs is an investment. Since most businesses don’t have money to burn, it is likely important to you to ensure that you spend that money wisely in the first place—and then do everything possible to make that purchase last as long as you can. It would be very frustrating to splurge on pricey equipment only to have it fail to perform as you expect, and possibly require repair or replacement after a relatively short time.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do both before and after the purchase to help increase the odds of getting a long-lasting, productive return on your investment when you buy this type of equipment.
Choose your source wisely. Not surprisingly, one of the most important parts of this whole process is to choose your vendor or supplier carefully. This isn’t the kind of purchase you can make on a whim, or by simply running into the nearest store and grabbing something off a shelf. You want to do business with a company that has an impeccable reputation for providing prompt, reliable service to their customers. Since you don’t have a lot of time to waste shopping around and dealing with many different vendors, you also want to select a company that offers a vast inventory, with many different categories of items. This way, you can get everything you need all in one place.
Go with brands you can trust. Picking the right vendor is only half the battle. You then need to focus on evaluating the brand selection. You want to go with reputable, established brands that you can trust. This equipment will be a vital part of your operation, so you need to be sure you select high-quality, reliable items that will perform to your expectations and will be able to hold up under the rigorous demands of your job site. We offer many top brands that you can rely on to deliver the highest standards of quality, so your jobs will keep moving without any issues. You will find names like Graco, PMC, IPM and Hennes Johnson among the top-name brands in our online store.
Make maintenance a top priority. Pushing your equipment beyond the limits of reasonable use and skimping on required maintenance can come back to haunt you. Equipment that isn’t maintained properly is much more prone to failures and breakdowns. These breakdowns tend to happen at the worst possible time, so you will risk having your job site come to a screeching halt at a critical point, stopping all progress and likely causing many headaches for your customers. Preventative maintenance should be a top priority. You also want to prepare for the worst-case scenario, making sure you have access to repair service and replacements parts when and if your equipment does need to be fixed.
Don’t underestimate the importance of training. You cannot assume that all of your employees will instinctively know the proper way to use, maintain or store your jobsite equipment. Taking the time to walk them through the operating procedures can help prevent mishaps, damage or accidents later. As part of this comprehensive training program, you also want to review the use (and stress the importance) of personal protective equipment when handling spray foam materials.
Protect your spray foam equipment. It makes no sense to invest a lot of your hard-earned money into this spray foam equipment, only to then waste that money needlessly by putting the equipment at risk. You want to protect it from damage and breakdowns, but also from theft and misuse. Consult your insurance coverage to make sure you are protected in case of theft or loss. You should also always take measures to secure your job sites, if equipment will be left in those locations overnight or when crews are not present.
Consider an all-in-one-package. A mobile spray foam rig offers many advantages. It is easy to transport and move around quickly. It also allows you to keep everything you need to perform a job in one self-contained package. Among other things, this makes it easier to secure the equipment on the job site (or move it to a more secure location). We can custom-design a mobile spray rig to your unique specifications, so you will have a rig that perfectly meets your needs and fits in your budget.
Intech Equipment & Supply provides the spray foam equipment selection you need, with all the best brands in the industry. With our network of distribution facilities and service centers across the country, we can always provide prompt delivery and service when you need it. Our specialists can also advise you as to the best selections to meet your needs, and we have a wide selection of replacement parts and accessories.