If you are a roofing contractor, you may already know that Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation roofing is often a top choice for building owners searching for safe and durable roof protection.
But did you also know that one of the most important decisions you must make when starting your business is whether or not to buy new or used commercial roofing equipment?
There are numerous pros and cons to each option, so we recommend that you carefully consider each of them to determine which option can best solve your business’ current and future needs.
Commercial Roofing: New vs. Used SPF Equipment
When you are preparing to invest in commercial roofing tools and equipment for your business, there are a variety of options, including new and used equipment.
There can be advantages and drawbacks to each choice, so we strongly urge you to take your time to contemplate the pros and cons to figure out which would best solve your roofing tools and equipment needs.
New commercial roofing equipment
When opting to use new SPF roofing equipment, you can choose from any of the latest models. Newer models are likely to feature advanced design and operational specifications. As the industry innovates around new technology, using new equipment ensures your rig is up-to-date with the latest trends
Brand new equipment comes untouched and in perfect condition. Rig components can be custom-ordered according to your exact specifications, and you can be sure that parts have no previous wear and tear.
The main disadvantage to investing in new commercial roofing tools and equipment is the price. You end up paying full price for the equipment, which may, in turn, limit the amount of overall roofing supplies you will be able to buy at one time.
Used commercial roofing equipment
Often, the biggest attraction with used commercial roofing equipment is the price tag. You can save a considerable amount of money, and, as a result, it can allow you to buy even more equipment. This option can be particularly helpful for new or smaller businesses, as well as those with an extremely small budget.
If you have interest in a specific style or type of older equipment, or you are hoping to augment some of the roofing equipment you already own, buying used may be a smart route to locate these items.
With used roofing tools and equipment, you may have limited options, and there is not always the opportunity to customize your selections. Items may also have some signs of wear and tear, but the overall condition of used equipment and tools can vary widely.
Used Equipment May Be Your Best Bet
The key to finding quality used SPF equipment is for your commercial roofing equipment supplier to complete a thorough inspection of each piece. For example, at Intech Equipment & Supply, we always conduct rigorous quality checks on every piece of equipment to help contractors make the best choice for their specific needs.
As a result, no matter what supplies you purchase from our used spray foam equipment inventory, you always get the best product.
If you are still on the fence, here are a few other reasons why you should consider buying used equipment:
- You and your crew members have great mechanical skills, as well as experience with used SPF equipment repair.
- A reputable equipment supplier has refurbished the equipment, and it comes with a warranty and is available for 50 percent less of the cost of new equipment.
- You do not need the equipment immediately and can take the time to thoroughly inspect it, replace necessary parts, and make any repairs.
Before You Sign on the Dotted Line
If you are interested in buying used spray foam equipment, there are some questions we urge contractors to ask any seller before signing on the dotted line:
- How old is the spray foam equipment?
- When was the last time the equipment was used?
- How has it been maintained?
- Are any upfront repairs necessary?
Whether you are just starting off in the roofing business, or you are a veteran of the SPF insulation space, used SPF supplies can be a great solution for your job sites. At Intech Equipment & Supply, we attribute the quality of our used roofing supplies and equipment to our customer support team’s vast knowledge in routine maintenance. We offer everything in the “used” equipment realm, from simple hand tools to complex machinery at a fraction of the typical “new” equipment price tag.
While our current stock of used roofing equipment can vary, you can expect to find a diverse range of used commercial roofing supplies and equipment for sale. From kettles, pumps, airless sprayers, felt machines and gravel spreaders, to fall protection equipment, power washers, and much more, always browse through our used inventory online before deciding to purchase new.