Spray foam insulation has become the gold standard for both contractors and homeowners when it comes to efficiently insulating homes and buildings—with good reason. Low-pressure spray foam machines are a valuable tool for contractors to have in their kit—and with options like the M-Power Low Pressure Spray Foam Insulation Machine, these tools are available to one- to two-person teams as well as larger businesses.
Spray Foam Rig Basics
Spray foam insulation machines are efficient and cost effective for both contractors and customers. These machines use a two-component spray foam system (typically polyurethane foam made of polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocyanate [pMDI] and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate [MDI]) that expands and hardens, providing excellent insulation and great functionality as marine flotation foam.
The spray foam rig itself consists of a machine that heats the components for application, hoses that transfer the components from the machine to the spray foam gun, which applies the mixture to the surface, and material tanks or five-gallon buckets that store the components before they are mixed.
Tips for Spray Foam Insulation Machines
Like any new skill you acquire, applying spray foam takes time to master. However, we do have a few tips that may help you on the way.
Get Trained on Your Machine
Understanding how your spray foam machine works is absolutely integral for you and your team. Be sure to get proper training from the manufacturer and follow all guidelines and safety practices each time you use your machine.
Use PPE & Proper Ventilation
When using your machine, it’s important to use proper PPE—including goggles, gloves, respirators, and coveralls—and ensure you have sufficient ventilation. The chemicals should not come into contact with skin, and the fumes are hazardous to breathe. Ensuring your team’s safety is critical and should be prioritized. Proper ventilation also helps the spray foam to properly cure.
Consider the Temperature
The temperature of your materials will have an impact on how they apply. Avoid storing or spraying the components in temperatures outside the recommended temperature range for optimal results.
Surface Prep is Key
Prepping your surface is key to spray foam adhesion. Be sure to thoroughly clean any contaminants, including loose debris or dust, before spraying. Failure to do so may cause issues with your installation, either right away or further down the line.
Maintain Your Equipment
Regular maintenance of your spray foam gun and machine will ensure their longevity for years to come. Be sure to routinely clean and check over your system for any parts that need replacing. Empire Foam Solutions offers a self-cleaning spray foam gun that pairs perfectly with our M-Power Spray Foam System.
Our foam sprayers are built to last, but with heavy wear and tear, parts may need to be replaced—however, you won’t run into a large repair fee with our equipment. Our components use generic sources to keep costs down and allow a quick run to your local part shop, saving you both time and money.
Interested in a Spray Foam Machine for Your Business?
If you have questions about spray foam machines, rigs, or spray foam guns—or if you’re ready to take your business to the next level with your own spray foam system—call Empire Foam Solutions at 518-587-0285 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want more details? Check out our online shop to learn more about the M-Power Low Pressure Spray Foam Insulation Machine and our other products.