Avoid Mistakes When Buying a Foam Insulation Spray Machine

By Kevin Malone

For contractors with the right equipment, the spray foam business can be very profitable. There’s a relatively quick payback on spray foam equipment—if you get the right setup for your contracting business and you avoid making a mistake when shopping around.

Whether you are a seasoned contractor or just starting out in the spray foam insulation business, here are some of the key mistakes to avoid when you are purchasing spray foam insulation machines for sale.

Buying the Wrong Foam Insulation Spray Machine

No matter what type of foam insulation spray machine you buy, make sure you get the right fit for the job. If you get a spray foam machine designed for light-duty work, such as residential spray jobs, it won’t give you the efficiency you need to take on large commercial or industrial jobs. That may be fine if you plan to stick to residential. If not, you will need something bigger.

Conversely, overspending on a high-performance, high-output rig can also be a mistake if you do not need all the features you get.

Talk to the spray foam experts at Intech Equipment & Supply. We can discuss your needs and find the spray foam insulation machines for sale that fit your needs exactly.

Ignoring the Specs

The details make a big difference when it comes to spray foam machines. You need to pay attention to the specifications. Make sure you check:

  • Output capacity
  • Heating systems
  • Pump size
  • Portability
  • Material compatibility
  • Power requirements
  • Safety features

Buying Cheap Without Considering the Total Cost of Operation

You get what you pay for. In the spray foam business, going cheap can save a few bucks upfront but be extremely costly in the long run. Durable, high-quality spray foam insulation machines for sale will provide years of service and pay off in a higher return on investment over time.

You should think of your purchase as an investment in your business. The longer your equipment lasts, the more profit you make before you have to replace it. Focus on the total cost of operation (TCO) over the equipment’s lifespan rather than the initial investment.

TCO takes into account the initial purchase price over the equipment’s lifespan, adding in costs for maintenance, operation, and residual value when you are done with it. A lower TCO produces a higher ROI over time.

If the initial price is a problem, Intech Equipment & Supply offers financing options to spread out payments over time, enabling you to get to work right away and start earning.

Not Planning for the Future

We sometimes see contractors buy the right equipment for the jobs they are doing right now without thinking about the future. You should spend some time thinking about today’s business and tomorrow’s plans. If you are thinking about expanding or getting into larger industrial or commercial jobs, you may want to buy a higher-end foam insulation spray machine now.

One thing to keep in mind is that you can always add additional equipment in the future. So, if you buy an entry-level rig for residential now, you can add another spray foam machine to your fleet when you grow.

Buying Used Without Checking It Out

Used spray foam insulation machines for sale can be a good option for someone just starting out, on a tight budget, or needing a backup unit—but only if the machine is in good condition. When you buy from someone online, you may not know what you’re getting. The seller might not disclose any hidden problems or might be less-than-honest about machine use.

Always work with a distributor like Intech Equipment & Supply when buying used equipment. We examine every unit thoroughly to ensure it works properly and provide you with an honest assessment of its condition and lifespan. We also refurbish equipment to make sure it is in the best possible condition.

Not Getting Expert Advice

There is a big difference among manufacturers and spray foam machines. Failing to get expert advice can cost you if you buy the wrong thing. Getting expert advice from the pros at Intech Equipment & Supply can save you considerable time and make sure you maximize your profit while avoiding these types of mistakes.

Talk to the spray foam experts at Intech Equipment & Supply. Call 866-652-9975 to discuss your needs with someone on our team today.

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.


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