Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Spray Foam Rig

Purchasing a spray foam rig is more or less the same as purchasing a car: there are many different configurations and options that are possible. So, you’ll need to consider your budget, use, and preference, regarding performance and functionality.

The market presents an incredible selection of spray foam rigs – a broad spectrum to suit the diverse needs of different individuals. These machines come in varying power, sizes, configurations, and of course, prices.

In this article, we’ll highlight the basics of these units, along with the kind of questions you need to ask to ensure you are getting the right unit for your needs. This will help point you in the right direction when looking for spray foam rigs for sale.

The Basics

Spray foam rigs are used for large-scale polyurethane foam and roofing jobs. They enable the SPF contractor to transfer components from the material drums, pressurize and heat the material, pump the material through the hose, mix the material and spray the material.

What’s a Spray Foam Rig?

A spray foam rig is a box affixed to a truck and holds the spray foam equipment. A spray foam rig makes the application and cleanup process for applying spray foam easier and more efficient. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can pick towable trailers, box trucks or the compact units.

Questions to Ask Before You Make the Purchase:

Are You Required to Use Specific Equipment After Purchasing the Rig?

No, you can use any brand of equipment or spray foam you prefer after purchasing the rig.

How Are You Going to Use the Rig?

The amount of spraying (or the kind of job) you will do with the machine will help guide you towards picking the right rig for you. Think about whether you’ll depend on grid energy for small on-site tasks, if you occasionally do the roof job, or if you are in charge for large-scale spraying job in commercial projects.

An occasional roof job will need something less powerful and sophisticated than large-scale contracts in commercial building projects. You should also factor for the time it takes to complete an average task using the output rate of your prospective machine.

How Much Money Are You Willing to Spend?

We all have budgets. Be clear about your budget vs the volume of jobs you’ll use the rig for before searching for spray foam rigs for sale. There is a rig for every type and volume of business.

Brand New or Used?

If you are working with a tight budget, your best bet is to go with used spray foam equipment. Some of the benefits of buying used equipment include their costs, availability, material compatibility, and its condition. However, you should be thorough and diligent when you perform your research and inspection process. A good idea would be to buy from a trusted dealer, who’s known for selling the best second-hand rigs. Better yet, you may decide to go for a brand-new rig if you feel that it will give you more value and peace of mind.

Which Spray Foam Rig Will Suit Your Needs?

The right type of spray foam rig is one that matches your personal and budgetary preference as well as the task at hand. Take time to shop around and ask for guidance from the store where you find your equipment.

Intech is a top spray foam rig provider. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to find the best rig for your business.