How to Choose the Right Spray Foam Roofing Equipment

By Kevin Malone

As the roofing industry evolves, more roofing tools and equipment choices are available to residential and commercial clients. Just as residential customers can opt to make their roofs energy-efficient and safe, commercial buildings can benefit significantly from spray foam's high R-value, fireproofing, and structural reinforcement capabilities.

Intech Equipment and Supply keeps up with the latest Innovations in the spray foam world. We stand by tried-and-true spray foam roofing equipment brands like Graco and PMC that consistently produce equipment that roofers love. We also carry a wide variety of spray foam parts and accessories to ensure you experience minimal downtime on job sites. If you are new to commercial roofing or want to learn about the latest and best roofing tools and equipment, these are our recommendations.

Get the Basics First

Your roofing rig should have essential safety equipment and accessories like ladders and protective gear. When you have spare items like replacement parts, a first aid kit, PPE and have countermeasures in place to prevent issues with your material, then you need to choose quality roofing tools and equipment.

Establish Your Mission

Contractors should first determine the purpose of their rig. Even though you are primarily interested in spray foam roofing equipment, you may also be interested in applying residential SPF on the side to expand your client base and diversify your income stream.

If you plan to concentrate on commercial roofing, you can invest in a purely powerful hydraulic machine that integrates robotics like the Graco Reactor H-40 or PMC PH/X-40 to increase accuracy and boost production. For residential work, a mid-tier model like the Graco Reactor H-30 or PHX-25 is ideal because it is less expensive but can still cover a lot of ground. Or, you may prefer to buy one high-powered system and then use one of our turnkey Graco E-20 rigs for your residential jobs.

Determine Your Output & Coating Needs

SPF/Roofing rigs typically contain higher-powered spray foam roofing equipment that uses electric or hydraulic spray foam machines which have more power and endurance than air-driven machines. For commercial roofing, we recommend you choose a hydraulic powered system for higher power and better dependability. This does not mean that an electric machine from the Graco 3 Reactor system would not work for you, but it is always wise to lean toward more power instead of less in SPF roofing.

It is important to ensure that the roofing tools and equipment you choose can support all your coating needs. If you have any questions about what specific SPF machines can and cannot do, our experts can help. We can also recommend other high-quality Graco sprayers that can be your go-to sprayer for key roofing materials like elastomerics.

Balance Cost with Value

You might be tempted to buy a massively powerful PHX-40, but is it what you need? If a smaller, less expensive machine can meet your needs, it is wiser to save on upfront expenses to boost your bottom line. Make sure that before you select 'add to cart' you are confident that the system is just enough ? not too much or too little ? to serve your business needs.

If you have questions about getting the right system, our technical experts can help. They have extensive hands-on field experience with all types of SPF machines. Whether you are interested in a PH Series Proportioner or something you can control with an app like the Graco Reactor 2 and 3 series, they can recommend spray foam roofing equipment that works for your budget.

Finance Your Roofing Equipment

Spray foam contractors who work with roofs must invest in high-quality equipment, and that can require a significant upfront cost. If you need to upgrade your roofing rig right away, take advantage of our in-house financing options. We have several flexible payment plans available for both used and new equipment. For more information, check out our financing calculator.

Commercial Spray Foam Roofing Equipment at Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply is a leading roofing equipment supplier for every output level. Our curated selection of spray foam machines, accessories, and replacement parts are picked with your satisfaction in mind.

Are you interested in learning more about spray foam roofing equipment and finding machines that meet your needs? Contact us and speak to one of our experts.

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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