If you plan to buy a commercial spray foam rig to start a new business or expand operations, there are quite a few things you need to consider to ensure you get the right type of equipment for the types of projects you do. According to Graco, a recognized spray foam equipment manufacturer, the first thing contractors should consider is how they will use the rig and what materials they intend to spray.
Your commercial spray foam rig’s components will differ based on what you do and how often you spray. Commercial and industrial contractors who do large roofing and air barrier system projects require equipment that can meet the demands of these types of projects and also be used for commercial and residential insulation work. So, as you evaluate your options, consider these tips about choosing a commercial spray foam rig.
Consider The Rig’s Size
When it comes to building a commercial spray foam rig, a bigger rig does not fit every contractor’s needs. For example, large industrial projects require a rig with a powerful diesel generator with an electric compressor for the power to finish high-volume work. This setup requires a larger rig than a residential equipment layout.
Your typical work environment and job types may require a small to moderately sized commercial spray foam rig. If you are a high-volume contractor, you may need a large box truck with a triple proportioner system. When you contact Intech Equipment and Supply, tell us about the types of projects you do and your business goals so we can help you explore all available options.
When considering rig size, it is always wise to have enough space for necessary power sources. Graco Product Manager Nick Pagano recommends that it is always better to “think big” and lean toward having more power than you think you need so you do not need to upgrade equipment prematurely. Ask us about the generators we have in stock that fit your rig and will provide dependable off-shore power.
Are you a full-time or part-time contractor?
If contracting spray foam jobs is your full-time occupation, you need a solid commercial spray foam rig that you can rely on. While you should also build a good rig for part-time work, occasional use wears down equipment less quickly than frequent use. Full-time operators should examine every detail about the spray foam machines, guns, generators and other equipment they purchase. Gear that has been optimized for easy maintenance with fail-safes against incorrect ratios and other abnormalities can greatly assist busy contractors and save time in the long run.
Occasional spray foam users still need to maintain their equipment but can relax their standards to some degree since they have more time to attend to their equipment on off days. But overall, everyone needs equipment that will last and enable them to deliver quality work on deadline. Contact an expert at Intech to get the best equipment recommendations for full-time or part-time work.
What Is Your Purpose?
Your commercial spray foam rig should be custom built to serve the needs of your business. Whether your projects include insulating attics, lifting concrete, commercial roofing jobs or applying elastomeric coatings, there is a rig setup that will work for you. This is a general breakdown of the rigs that we build for different types of SPF contractors.
- Residential SPF applications: If you mainly work with home builders and homeowners, you need an average output of 5-8 pounds per minute, although a maximum of around 20 pounds per minute offers you more room to grow. This output range falls within the pneumatic (air-driven) spray foam machine class.
- Large Residential/Commercial Jobs: If you mainly contract medium to high-output jobs, a powerful electric machine or a hydraulic spray foam machine will fit your needs. Always get equipment that has the highest output you need at any given time to ensure you can always meet your project goals and deliver quality work.
- Commercial Roofing & Insulation: Spray foam roofing projects require high-performing hydraulic machines. This is because you need to cover a large area evenly. If this is the type of work you do, it pays to invest in intelligent machines from top brands like Graco, PMC, or Carlisle because these systems are programmed to inform users of any abnormalities immediately. This ensures a proper ratio and even application throughout your shift.
- Extra Materials: If you often perform commercial jobs or plan to use your equipment for diverse applications like slab jacking, you need machinery that can handle different materials like coatings and pour foams. If you want to apply coatings more conveniently, it is more convenient if you get a separate sprayer unit so you do not need to depend on a single machine. If you often need to do touchup work, you should consider including commercial spray foam insulation kits to save time and avoid wear and tear on spray foam machines.
This is just a glimpse at the factors you need to consider when you buy a commercial spray foam rig. We are happy to discuss your options and to recommend the industry’s latest and best and offer a good selection of mobile spray foam rig packages that you can customize for your specific needs. We also have a selection of used spray foam rig options for contractors who are looking for dependable equipment at a discount. Both new and used equipment can be financed into convenient monthly payments. For more information, check out our financing calculator.
Commercial Spray Foam Rigs for Sale At Intech Equipment & Supply
Intech Equipment and Supply offers the latest spray foam equipment, training, and comprehensive customer support. If you are interested in buying a commercial spray foam rig or commercial spray foam insulation kit, speak with our sales team today.
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