Best Commercial Spray Foam Equipment: Used and New Options

By Kevin Malone

What is the best commercial spray foam equipment? It is a question we get asked all the time, and the answer is: it depends.

It depends on the types of jobs you do, whether you want new or used equipment and your financial situation. There really is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, the commercial spray foam insulation equipment experts at Intech Equipment and Supply can help you find the ideal mix for your business.

Commercial Spray Foam Equipment Selection Factors

Here are some of the key factors you need to consider for finding the best equipment for your needs.

Job Type

Larger continuous pour applications like insulating large warehouses or commercial buildings require heavy-duty equipment that can run for hours without stopping. Small insulation jobs in homes may only need a portable, lightweight rig.


The output rate determines how fast you can apply the material. Measured in pounds per minute, you will want an output rate that matches your workflow. For example, heavy-duty spray foam rigs have higher output rates but cost more. So, if you only plan to do smaller jobs, you may be overspending. Conversely, undersized equipment severely limits productivity for bigger jobs.

Power Source

Electric-, gas- or diesel-powered machines have pros and cons related to power accessibility on job sites, noise, costs and more.


An important consideration is how you will store and move your spray foam equipment to job sites. Do you need a portable unit on wheels, a truck or trailer-mounted unit, or a full-blown spray foam equipment rig?

Maintenance Requirements

Keeping your spray foam rig in top shape requires regular maintenance. Cleaning, lubricating, replacing filters and other basic service can extend the lifespan of your commercial spray foam insulation equipment. Make sure you know the routine maintenance that you need to do and the warning signs for more serious repairs.

Warranty, Service, and Support

You also want to consider the availability of customer support, warranty coverage and the availability of spare parts. Purchasing your spray foam equipment from a company like Intech Equipment and Supply ensures you’ll have the resources to get the most out of your investment, long after the purchase.


Prices range widely from less than $10,000 for a used portable unit to more than $100,000 for top-end trailer rigs. Cost is always a consideration when buying equipment, so you will want to consider different options that fit your budget and the type of work you do.

Expert Guidance

The Intech Equipment and Supply team has more than 150 years of combined spray foam equipment experience. We can help you find the right type of commercial spray foam equipment. Whether you want to buy new or used equipment, the Intech Equipment and Supply team can make sure you get what you need for your business.

Pros and Cons of Buying New Spray Foam Equipment

There are significant advantages to buying new commercial spray foam insulation equipment, including:

  • You get the latest technology and features to deliver optimal performance.
  • There is warranty coverage in case of any defects.
  • No wear and tear on the equipment.
  • You are not inheriting someone else’s problem.
  • More available parts for replacement or repair.
  • You can customize your commercial spray foam equipment to get exactly what you need.

The biggest downside is the cost. New spray foam equipment will be more expensive.

Pros and Cons of Buying Used Spray Foam Equipment

On the flip side, the biggest upside of buying used commercial spray foam insulation equipment is the lower cost. Working with a trusted distributor like Intech Equipment and Supply, you can often find high-quality, used equipment that is fully vetted to ensure it works properly. You may be able to find fairly new equipment that has the latest features, and some may have warranty coverage left.

The downside of buying used include:

  • Harder to customize options
  • Availability of replacement parts
  • May have extensive wear and tear
  • Unknown history of maintenance and operations

However, for many contractors just starting out, buying a reliable used system makes the most sense for their budget. If you would prefer to buy new equipment, there are also financing packages available through Intech Equipment and Supply that can help.

Find the Best Commercial Spray Foam Insulation Equipment

Since 1995, Intech Equipment and Supply pioneered the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation industry. Offering new and used spray foam equipment, mobile spray foam rigs, parts, education, training and troubleshooting, Intech Equipment and Supply is your one-stop-shop for commercial spray foam insulation equipment from the top brands in the business.

Call the commercial spray foam equipment experts at Intech Equipment and Supply at 866-652-9975 or contact us online to discuss your ideal spray foam package. 

About Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone is a leading expert in the spray foam insulation industry with 34 years of experience in spray foam fluid handling and a passion for innovation. He currently offers his extensive knowledge to Intech Equipment and Supply customers by supporting them in selecting quality spray foam equipment to optimize their business. Learn more about Kevin here.


Intech Equipment & Supply was founded in 1995, and has since grown to become the leader in spray foam equipment, mobile spray foam rigs, and parts supplier. With locations all across North America we are available when you need us most.