What to Look For in a Used Spray Foam Insulation Machine

By Kevin Malone

Balancing the upfront cost of equipment with business profits is a big challenge for successful spray foam contractors, especially when business is slow. Buying used spray foam insulation equipment is one option to consider if you need to replace equipment to maintain production, but want to conserve costs.

Buying good-quality used equipment enables you to maintain or increase your output, which you could not do with broken or malfunctioning equipment, and also helps you reduce downtime and increase client satisfaction. When you buy a used spray foam insulation machine, it is important to choose carefully. Here are some factors you should look for in used spray foam insulation equipment.

1. A Reliable History

If you are thinking about buying a used spray foam insulation machine or gun that has not been inspected or refurbished, then you are taking a gamble. As you shop around, you will find deeply discounted used spray foam insulation equipment with an unverified history. This would be a risky purchase because it is possible that the machine will not work, or will only work for a short time before breaking down. It may also deliver poor results that undermine the quality of your work and ultimately hurt your business reputation.

Do not be tempted by a deal that is 'too good to be true.' Instead, look for used spray foam insulation equipment that has been inspected and refurbished, and has a verified maintenance history and performance record. The equipment will cost more because of its assured value, but it will pay off in the long run because it will not be a wasted expense.

2: Verified Functionality

Unlike many vendors, we service, clean, and test all used spray foam insulation machines and ensure that it has a consistent maintenance record. In fact, any used spray foam insulation equipmentyou see in our online store has passed our rigorous standards because we want to offer you only high-quality used equipment.

3: Good Quality Brands

Certain brands such as Graco and PMC are well respected in the spray foam industry. Used spray foam insulation equipment from these brands offers better durability because both companies have high manufacturing and quality control standards. Besides, since they are well-known brands, our experts can help you troubleshoot problems more easily because of their familiarity with both manufacturers. If they need servicing, there is a better chance that parts from the manufacturer or compatible OEM replacement parts will be available.

4: Realistic Prices

The saying 'you get what you pay for' applies when you are buying used spray foam insulation equipment. Just as paying employees well helps you avoid attrition, paying more for high-quality used equipment will deliver better results. Overall, the price must make sense with the value and projected longevity. When you see used equipment that is priced fairly, it is an indicator that it offers good value.

5: Customer and Technical Support

If you buy an unvetted piece of equipment, you may be getting it from a source that does not offer any ongoing support or service. Although we consider used equipment sales to be final, you can always contact us with questions, for help troubleshooting problems, and to buy replacement parts. You will not get this level of support from a  private owner or from a vendor that does not have a nationwide staff of spray foam industry experts.

Used Spray Foam Insulation Machines At Intech Equipment & Supply

If you are interested in buying used spray foam insulation equipment or parts and accessories for your rig, take advantage of our financing options for 2020. Our financing calculator will help you understand your payment options for both new and used equipment.

If you have any questions about what rig is a good fit for your operations and budget, contact us to talk about your options. We will help you find a new or used spray foam insulation machine that meets your business needs and fits your budget.

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.