• Do You Need a CDL to Operate Your Spray Foam Business?

    • By The Foamgineer
    • Added on May 14, 2024

    If you’re a spray foam contractor or a manufacturer that hauls spray foam equipment and chemicals or operates any type of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for commercial use, you should determine if you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Driving a CMV requires special skills, experience, knowledge, and physical aptitude above your common state driver’s license. read more

  • Tips for Waste Disposal

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jan 16, 2024

    When it comes to disposing of insulation removed during spray foam applications, it’s important to prioritize environmental responsibility and comply with local regulations. read more

  • Prevent Contamination in Your SPF Equipment

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Nov 30, 2023

    Spray foam professionals, are you inadvertently contaminating your materials without realizing it? In the world of spray foam insulation, vigilance is key to ensuring consistent and reliable results. One often overlooked aspect is the potential leakage of seals or check balls in your transfer pump, leading to contamination issues that may go unnoticed until it’s too late. read more

  • Roof Detective

    • By James Estes
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    SPF roofing is a jobsite-manufactured product that requires expertise in installation. It will perform well over its service life if you, as the manufacturer of the product, follow all the necessary steps to ensure a quality installation. With that in mind, it is imperative that a pre-bid inspection is carried out before even entering a bid. read more

  • Don’t Forget About Your Drums

    • By Justin Strombeck
    • Added on Jun 01, 2023

    As spring arrives and the temperature starts to rise, many contractors pay less attention to their drum processing temperatures. When you look at the tech data sheets from the chemical manufacturers, the processing temperatures are the only numbers that do not have the precursor of “recommended or suggested.” read more

  • Moisture Strikes Again

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Mar 31, 2023

    If you have been in the spray foam business for any length of time, you already know that isocyanate can crystallize creating a lot of problems. What you may not know is that the crystallization is not caused by exposure to air, but rather by exposure to the humidity that is in the air. read more

  • Indirect Heaters

    • By Ken Anderson
    • Added on Feb 01, 2023

    Spray foamers, here is a quick tech tip for you! Spray foam likes heat, but I’m not talking about air temperature. The temperature of the substrate is what’s important. The warmer the substrate, the better the adhesion, the better the yield, especially in the colder weather. read more